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Alternate names: Józefów nad Wisłą [Pol], Yozifif Veisil [Yid], Yuzefuv-nad-Visloi [Rus], Józefów, Yozefuv, Russian: Юзефув-над-Вислой. יוּזפֿוּב ענ ויסלה- Hebrew. 51°03' N, 21°51' E, 34 miles WSW of Lublin, 26 miles S of Puławy, on the Wisła river. Jewish population: 1,580 (in 1967), 736 (in 1921). Józefów nad Wisłą is a village in Opole Lubelskie County, Lublin Voivodeship, in E Poland and the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Józefów nad Wisłą 16 km (10 mi) SW of Opole Lubelskie and 57 km (35 mi) SW of the regional capital Lublin. The village population is 1,023.

US Commission No. POCE000135

Jozefow is located in Lublin at 51º02 N 21º51 W, 70 km SW of Lublin and 18 km S of Opole Lubelskie. The cemetery is about 500 m. from the market square, 100 m. S of Urzedowska St. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy. Local: Urzad Wojewodzki, Lublin, ul. Spokojna 4.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. Archidiakonskau, Lublin, Tel. 25937, 22604.

The earliest known Jewish community was the 17th century. 1921 Jewish population was 736. The unlandmarked cemetery was established in the 17th century with last Orthodox Jewish burial in 1942. The isolated rural (agricultural flat land has no sign or plaque. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence or gate. The cemetery size was 1.5 before WWII and now is 1.31 ha. 1-20 stones, some are in original locations with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from the early 19th century. The sandstone and limestone, flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces. There are no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for waste dumping, for dead animals, and as a source of wood and stones. Properties adjacent are agricultural. New roads or highways and agriculture have probably reduced the size of the cemetery a little. Rarely, private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized during and after WW II. There is no maintenance. No known mass graves. Vegetation overgrowth is a problem, preventing access and disturbing graves. Threats: Vegetation is a very serious threat; vandalism is a serious threat; security and weather erosion are moderate threats.

Pawel Sk?owski Kalinowszurlzna 64159 completed survey in May 1994 after a visit to the cemetery. A field survey was used as documentation. (See Bobrowniki).


Photos by Charles Burns [March 2016]

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