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Alternate names: Chojna, Chojny [Pol], Königsberg in der Neumark [Ger], Regiomontanus Neomarchicus [Lat], Königsberg in Neumark, Neumark, Königsberg, Koenigsberg. 52°58' N, 14°26' E, 32 miles SSW of Szczecin (Stettin), 53 miles NE of Berlin. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, p. 243: "Koenigsberg". Jewish population: 158 in 1880 and 31 in 1933. Also used Dabie cemetery. Village in the administrative district of Gmina Lubień Kujawski, within Włocławek County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, in north-central Poland. [April 2009]

US Commission No. POCE00196

Cemetery: Chojna, gm. loco. Present 1990 population: 1,000-5,000, no Jews.

  • Town: Burmistrz; Stanislaw Gralak, Urzad Gminy i Miasta Chojna; tel. 14-12-95, 14-26-85; 74-125 Chojna.
  • Regional: mgr. Ewa Stanecka, Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow ul. Kuinierska nr 20, 70-536 Szczecin, tel. 34-804.
  • Interested: dr Alojzy Kowalczyk, ul. Moniuszki 4/b, 73-110 Stargard, tel. 33-44-40 Stargard. Urzad Gminy i Miasta Chojna Wydzial Geodezji i Gospodarki Gruntami, 74-125 Chojna.

The earliest known Jewish community was 1846. The Jewish population before WWll was 1300-1520. The Jewish cemetery was established about 1850 with last known burial about 1944. The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and non-locking gate. The size of the cemetery before and after WWll is 0.30 hectares. 1-20 gravestones, none in original locations with less than 25% broken, date from 19th-20th century. The granite, sandstone, and limestone rough stones or boulders or flat shaped stones have Hebrew and German inscriptions. No mass graves exist. Municipality owns property used for recreation and storage. Adjacent properties are residential. Cemetery boundaries are unchanged from 1939. Occasionally, private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during WWll. Restoration was carried out by local authorities in 1958-1960. There is occasional clearing and cleaning by authorities. There are no structures. Vegetation is a serious threat; security, erosion, and pollution are moderate threats.

Alojzy Kowalczyk, ul. Moniuszki 4/B, 73-110 Stargard, tel. 73-44-40 completed survey on 12 Oct 1991. Documentation: Baranowski, J. 1963 r. Cmentarze Zydowskie w Wojewodztwie Szczeciaskim, PP PKZ Warszawa. Kowalczyk visited the site 2 Oct 1991.

Update: There is nothing to see of the Jewish cemetery. No stones, no sign-nothing. I interviewed a librarian who told me that some years ago the town removed the stones to build a parking lot on the site for a nearby sports stadium but they didn't. Now, you can see only a grassy area. Source: Olaf Tessmann; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [April 1999]

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