Alternate names: Bledzew, Bledzewo, Blesen [Ger], Blesen Stadt. 52°31' N 15°24' E, 236.7 miles W of Warszawa, 30 km from Gorzow Wielkopolski and 11 km from Skwierzyna. Bledzew is a village of 1,300 in Międzyrzecz County, Lubusz Voivodeship in western Poland and seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Bledzew. 2006 gmina total population is 4,616.including the villages and settlements of Bledzew, Bledzewka, Chycina, Dębowiec, Elektrownia, Goruńsko, Katarzynki, Kleszczewo, Kryl, Krzywokleszcz, Małoszewo, Nowa Wieś, Osada Rybacka, Osiecko, Pniewo, Popowo, Sokola Dąbrowa, Stary Dworek, Strużyny, Templewko, Templewo, Tymiana and Zemsko. photos. postcards. text in Polish with photos of cemetery and more photos. The 19th century cemetery located about 2 kilometers from the town in the forest has about 10 visible gravestones and fragments of the wall. [April 2009]
CEMETERY: The nineteenth 0.15 ha cemetery is located about 1.5 km from the village. Several dozen sandstone gravestones with epigrams in Hebrew and German. [April 2009]
US Commission No. POCE000337
Cemetery: 1.5 km. W of the village. 1991 town population was 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The Progressive/Reform cemetery is open with no caretaker. Established at the beginning of the 18th century, no other towns or villages used this isolated wooded flat land with no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. The cemetery was and is 0.15 hectares. 20 to 100 gravestones remain of which 1 to 20 are in original location and less than 25% toppled or broken. The oldest gravestone dates from 1826. The 19th century sandstone, flat-shaped stones have Hebrew and German inscriptions. The Forest District Administration of Skwierzyna owns the property used as a Jewish cemetery only or not used. Adjacent property is forest. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. It was vandalized during World War II and occasionally since. No care. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures or known mass graves. Weather erosion and vandalism are serious threats. Vegetation is a moderate threat.
Henryk Grecki, 70-534 Szczecin, ulica Soktysia 3/13, tel. 377-41 visited the site on June 10, 1987 and completed survey on August 3, 1991. He conducted interviews.
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