GLOGOWEK: Opole Print

Cemetery video. pictures. [May 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000517

Alternate German name is Oberglogau. Glogowek is in Opolskie Wojewodztno (50º21 17º51), 42 km from Opole. Cemetery location: ul. Olszynka. Present town population is 5,000 to 25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta, Gminy, Rynek; Tel. 589.
  • Regional: Wojenodzke Konservator Zabytow. Mgr. J. Prusienicz, 45-082, Opole ul. Piastowska.

The date of earliest known Jewish community is the middle 15th century. 1938Jewish population was 50. Effecting the Jewish community: 1563-Expulsion and 1840-return. The Jewish cemetery was established before 1821 with last known Progressive/Reform Jewish burial 15 March 1936. Landmarked: monument #242/90. The isolated suburban hillside, reached by turning directly off a public road, has a sign or plaque in the local language mentioning Jews. A continuous fence with no gate and no access surrounds. Approximate size of cemetery before World War II and at present is 0.3. 100-500 gravestones, with 20-100 not in original location and 25-50% toppled or broken, date from 19th-20th centuries. The cemetery is not divided into special sections. The oldest known grave is that of Gitel Lowe, d. 19 August 1821. The limestone, sandstone, and other materials flat stones with carved relief decoration, some with traces of painting on their surfaces, have Hebrew and German inscriptions. The cemetery contains no special memorial monuments or mass graves. Municipality owns property used only as a Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Private visitors rarely visit it. Clearing of vegetation is the only apparent care. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures Vegetation overgrowth is a moderate problem.

Marcin Wodzinski, UI. Jednosci Narodoney 187 m. 13, 50-303 Wrocean, Tel. 216908 completed survey on 9 Apr 1992 with documentation from I. Strecke, D/E. "Synagogengemeinde zu Oberglogau" [in] Fetsch f. Oberglogau (1925). He interviewed people near the cemetery.

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