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Coat of arms of Gniezno

Alternate names: Gniezno [Pol], Gnesen [Ger], Gnesna [Lat], Gnezno, 52°33' N, 17°36' E, 28 miles ENE of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 1,482 (in 1885). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), II, pp. 630-637: "Gniezno". This city in central-western Poland, some 50 km Eof Poznań, with population of about 70,000 people was the first capital of Poland. Situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in Poznań Voivodeship, it is the administrative capital of the Gniezno County (powiat). Jacob Caro, German Jewish historian, was born here on February 2, 1835.

182. III 22 Gnesen, Pinkas (record book) of the Chevra Baalei Hamisakim Ubikur Cholim (Burial Society and society for visiting the sick), 1858, with list of deaths, 1841-92. Source: LBI.

GNESEN GOCH: Cemetery list Source: LBI

GNIEZNO I:     US Commission No. POCE00449

Alternate German name: Gnesen. Gniezno in woj Pornauskia 52º33 17º36, 45 km to Poznan. Location: ul. Chrobrego. Present town population is 25,000 to 100,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Meyski, ul. Lecha 6, tel 2020.
  • Regional: Wojenodzke Konservator Zabytow. 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel 696464.
  • Interested: Tow Mitosniliow, Geniezna

The earliest known Jewish community was the second half of the 14th century. 1937Jewish population was 152. This Conservative cemetery was established around 1826. The isolated flat urban land, with no sign or marker, but a new fence and no gate, is reached by turning directly off a public road,. No stones are visible. Municipality owns property used for storage of town clean-up accessories with adjoining residential property. Security, Weather erosion, and pollution are very serious threats.

Pniewski Rawomin, Poznan, ul. Prij-??byorewskiyo 41/3? completed survey and visited site August 1991 with documentation from Heppner, A., and Herzberg, J., Aus Vergangenheit und Gegen. Die Juden und die judischen gemeinden in den Posener Landen, 1905-79, with photos.

GNIEZNO II:     US Commission No. POCE00450

The cemetery is located at ul. Roosevelta. See Gniezo I for town information. No date was given for the establishment of this cemetery. The suburban land, separate but near other cemeteries has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, a continuous masonry wall and a non-locking gate surrounds. No stones are visible. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Municipality owns property used for a school and apartment houses with adjoining recreational and residential property. There is no maintenance. See Gniezno I for survey information.

GNIEZNO III:     US Commission No. POCE00463
For additional information see Gniezno I. The cemetery is located at ul. Koseiuszki. See Gniezo I for town details. No date was given for the establishment of this cemetery. The isolated urban flat land and hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall or fence. No stones are visible. Municipality owns property. Current use is illegible on survey (possibly nursery). The adjacent properties are residential. Pniewski visited in 1991.

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