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Coat of arms of Chodzież Alternate names: Chodzież [Pol], Kolmar [Ger], Chodziesen, Kolmar in Posen, 52°59' N, 16°55' E, 39 miles N of Poznań (Posen), 20 km from Pila. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, pp. 613-615: "Chodzież". Jewish population: 795 in 1871. A town in NW Poland with 20,400 inhabitants in 1995, Chodziez has been part of the Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999 and previously was in Piła Voivodeship (1975-1998). Known as Chodziesen and after 1879 as Kolmar in Posen.[April 2009]

US Commission No. POCE00419

Cemetery: ul. Jana Kochanowskiego. 1991 : population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta w Chodziezy.
  • Local: mgr. Roman Chwaliszewski Wojewodski Konserwator Zabytkow, 64-920 Pila ul. Tczewska 1, tel. 223-88.
  • Regional: Panstwowa Sluzba Ochrony Zabytkow odckiar w Pile, mgr. Barbara Lucrynska; eckes.
  • Others with information: mgr. Marek Fijaikowski, Museum Oksegone (?), 64-920 Pila ul. Chopina, tel. 271-37.

The earliest known Jewish community in Chodziez was 1688 (when the Privilege was granted). The Progressive/Reform Jewish cemetery dates from the beginning of the 17th century. The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, there is no fence or gate. The size of the cemetery before WWll was 2.5 hectares. There are no gravestones or structures. Many tombstones were incorporated into the road from town to the sanitarium of Pkp. Municipality owns site used for recreation and a school. Adjacent property is residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller in size than in 1939 due to a housing development. The cemetery was vandalized prior to WWll with no maintenance or care.

Henryk Grecki, 70-534 Szczecrn, ul. Soltysia 3/13, tel. 377-41 completed survey 30 Aug 1991. The site was not visited.

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