US Commission No. POCE000461
Janowo is located in region Olszynskie, 53º19N 20º40E, 72km from Olsztyn. The cemetery is located at ul. Dsietova. The present population is 1000-5000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community dates from 17th-18th century. 1862 Jewish population was 629. The cemetery was established in the 18th c. with the last known Orthodox or Progressive-Reform Jewish burial in late 1930's. Landmarked: Register of Monuments of the voivodship of Olsztyn. The isolated rural flat land, reached by turning directly off a public road, has no wall or gate. Access is open to all. It was and is about 0.25 hectares. 1 to 20 granite or sandstone rough stones or boulders, in original locations with less than 25% broken or toppled, date from 19th-20th c. No known mass graves or structures. Used as a Jewish cemetery only, the property is owned by the municipality. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Tarely, local residents or private visitors stop. Occasionally, authorities clear or. Security is a moderate problem; vandalism and weather erosion a slight threat.
Wiktor Krener, 10-685, ul Barna 33m16, tel. visited site and completed survey in September 1991. City and parish documents from the Olsztyn district, 1976, were used. Other existent documents were inaccessible.
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