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Alternate names: Firlej [Pol], Russian: Фирлей. פירלאי-Hebrew.  51°33' N, 22°31' E, 21 miles N of Lublin, 6 miles NW of Lubartów. 1900 Jewish population:  174. This village in Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland is the seat of the administrative district of Gmina Firlej nd is 7 mi NW of Lubartów and 22 mi N of Lublin, the regional capital.  2004 population: 1,000. town website. [April 2009]

CEMETERY: About 750 meters from the main square, the cemetery was established in 19th century with the last burial in 1942. Overgrown thicket, no fragments of matzevot are visible. [April 2009]

US Commission No. AS 115

Cemetery location: approximately 750 m E of the market square. 1991 town population: 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy, Rynek. Tel 41.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, Lublin, ul. Archidiakonska 4, Tel 259-37.

1921 Jewish population was 180 (16%). The cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Orthodox Jewish burial 1942. The isolated suburban, flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing public, barren property, access is open to all. No wall, gate, or fence surrounds. The present size of the cemetery is small, a dozen graves with 20th century granite, wood and concrete tombstones. There are no known mass graves. The present owner of the now barren/forested land is unknown. Adjacent properties are wooded. The cemetery is never visited. Properties adjacent are agricultural and forest. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. The cemetery is not maintained. Threats: Uncontrolled access, weather erosion, vegetation, vandalism and incompatible nearby existing development are moderate threats. Incompatible planned or proposed development is a serious threat. The adjacent area is divided into lots with summer homes. The cemetery is in danger of being used for the same purpose.

Pawel Sygowski, ul. Kalinowszczyzna 64/59, 20-201 Lublin. Tel 77-20-78 completed survey. He visited and conducted interviews.

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