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Alternate names: Brzeźnica [Pol], Bzhezhnitsa [Yid], Bzheznitza [Rus], Berenthal [Ger WWII], Nowa Brzeźnica, Brzeźnica-Nowa Osada, Berzhnitse, Russian: Бжезница. בז'זניצה-Hebrew. 51°05' N, 19°11' E, 48 miles SSW of Łódź, 20 miles N of Częstochowa, 12 miles W of Radomsko. Jewish population: 299 in 1857 and 406 in 1921. Yizkor: Sefer yizkor le-kehilat Radomsk ve-ha-seviva, (Tel Aviv, 1967). ShtetLink. Gmina Nowa Brzeźnica is a rural administrative district in Pajęczno County, Łódź Voivodeship in central Poland with its seat the village of Nowa Brzeźnica, 9 mi SE of Pajęczno and 50 mi S of the regional capital Łódź. The gmina 2006 population is 5,031. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, p. 411: "Brzeźnica" #1. town photos. [April 2009]

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Brzeznica Nowa is located in Czestochowa region at 51°05 19°11, 20 km from Radomsko and 32 km from Czestochowa. Cemetery: in forest S from the village of Breznica Stara, E of the road to Wazne Mlyny. Present town population is under 1000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy, tel. 6370.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow Aleksander Buda, 47-217 Czestochowa, ulica Domagalskich, tel. 49745.

The earliest known Jewish community was in the 19th century. The 1921 Jewish population was 406. The Orthodox cemetery dates from 1850. The isolated wooded flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via broken masonry wall with no gate. The size of cemetery before WWII was about 4.3 hectares. Fewer than 20 gravestones are mostly toppled or broken. Some markers are concrete. Adjacent areas are forest. The municipality owns the unused forest property. Rarely visited by local residents, the cemetery was vandalized during World War II and has not been maintained. Its destruction is complete.

Jan Pawel Woronczak, Sandomierska Str. 21m.1, 02-567 Warszawa, tel. 49-54-62 completed this survey, after a site visit in 1986 with Jerzy Woronczak.

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