CZEMPIN: Kościan Print

Coat of arms of Czempiń Alternate names: Czempiń [Pol], Czempin [Ger], Karlshausen [Ger, 1939-45], Chempin', Tschempin, צ'מפין-Hebrew. 52°09' N, 16°46' E, 20 miles SSW of Poznań (Posen). 1800 Jewish population: 230.Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, pp. 793-794: "Czempin". The town in Kościan County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland had 5,093 inhabitants in 2004. Gmina Czempiń is an urban-rural administrative district in Kościan County, Greater Poland Voivodeship in west-central Poland with the seat is the town of Czempiń. The 2006 population was 11,259 (Czempiń town: 5,135).[April 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000448

Cemetery: 3 Towarowa Street. 1991 population: 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miastra i. Gminy Czempin, ul. 24 25, Stycuwa[??], tel. 6701.
  • Regional: region Konserwator, Zabytkow 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 696464. Czestaw Prygodzki, Czempin, Ryzek 3 [sic].

1921 Jewish population was 29. The earliest Conservative Jewish community dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The unlandmarked, isolated, suburban flat land is reached by crossing private property with no sign. Adjacent property is privately owned as is the cemetery property. Access is by permission of the owner. Within the limits of the cemetery is an apartment house. No gravestones or known mass graves exist. The cemetery was not vandalized during World War II. No maintenance or care.

Pniewski Staworcie, Poznan, ul. Przybyszewskiego 41/4 completed survey in August 1991. Documentation: Heppner, A., and Herzberg, J., Aus Vergangenheit und Gegen. Die Juden und die judischen gemeinden in den Posener Landen, 1905-79, with photos.  He visited the site and conducted interviews in 1989.

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