Alternate names: Bolesławiec [Pol], Balislovtza [Yid], Boleslavetz [Rus], Russian: Болеславец. בולסלאוייץ-Hebrew. 51°12' N, 18°12' E, 48 miles NW of Częstochowa, 38 miles S of Kalisz, 15 miles W of Wieluń. [Note: A different Bolesławiec, formerly Bunzlau, is in Lower Silesia.] Jewish population: 314 in 1859 and 504 in 1939. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, p. 299: "Bolesławiec". [April 2009]
CEMETERY: The Jewish cemetery established in 1927 is located in Komuny Paryskiej St. The unfenced necropolis has not even fragments of matzevot left. A town square was built on the site. [April 2009]
US Commission No. POCE000476
The cemetery is near road to Chroscin, near the bus stop. 1991 town population: 4,500 with no Jews.
The Jewish community dates from the second half of the 19th century. 1931 Jewish population was 650. The Orthodox and Progressive/Reform cemetery was probably established in the 19th centuryThis rural, isolated cemetery on a hillside with no sign, marker, wall, fence or gate is reached by crossing private property. The 0.58 ha site has 1 to 20 stones disturbed by the vegetation overgrowth. The oldest stone dates from 1883. The 19th century standstone, flat shaped stones or flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. The municipality owns the site used for waste dump. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and agricultural. The cemetery is not visited. Security and vegetation are serious threats. Vandalism is a moderate threat.
Michal Witwicki, tel 6418345, Dembowskiego 12/53, 02-784 Warszawa visited this site on October 19, 1991 with Eleonora Bergman and completed the survey on October 30, 1991.