51°39' N 17°10' E, 168.3 miles WSW of Warszawa. Jutrosin is a town in Rawicz County, Greater Poland Voivodeship with 1,836 inhabitants in 2004. [May 2009]
Reference to Jutrosin: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland
US Commission No. POCE000310
Alternate name: Jutroschin in German. Jutrosin is located in Leszczynskie at 51º39 N 17º10 W, 60 km from Leszno and 60 km from Wrockawis. The cemetery is on road to Zmystow, from the market square along Kosciuszki and Powstancow Sts. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1642. 1921 Jewish population was 29 (1.7%). Living here were Marcin Roth, Hugo Wagner, Zygfryd Roth. Conservative and Progressive/Reform Jews used the unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence or gate. The size of the cemetery before WWII and now is.2 ha. No stones are visible. Municipality owns site used as a Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors stop. It was vandalized during WWII. There is no maintenance and no structures. Threats: Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access.
Dariusz Czwojdrak, ul. Lipowa 22d/4, 67-400 Wschowa completed survey on Nov 9, 1991 after a visit on Nov. 8, 1991. Zbigniew Koszarek was interviewed on Nov 8, 1991.
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