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53°32' N 17°31' E, 170.0 miles WNW of Warszawa. Map. The town is in Sępólno County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,298 inhabitants in 2007. The idea for commemorating the Jewish history of the town came from the local high school and its teachers. In 2003, the school, and the Centre for Citizenship Education, a non-governmental organization, launched an education program called ‘Traces of the Past' to examine the multi-cultural history of Kamień Krajeński that ended with the Nazis. Two teachers of the school discovered the tragic history of the Jewish cemetery. The Jewish cemetery iwas established in 19th century near the road to Chojnice. After WWII, the area was built over. Now, an agricultural cooperative society occupies the site closed in the 1970s. The remains of the Jews reburied in the Catholic cemetery. In June 2008, a ceremony organized by the two teachers took place dAmong the guests were the representatives of local authorities, Catholic and Protestant clergy, and members of the Jewish community.. [May 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000597
(Alternate name: Kamin in German) Kamien Krajenski is located in Bydgoskie, Krajna at 53°32' 17°31', 9 km. from Sepolno Kraj. Cemetery location: near the road to ChojnicePresent town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Commune Council and town of Kamien Krajenski.
  • Regional: mgr. Olga Romanowska-Grabowska, Panstwowa Sluzba Ochrony Zabytkow.
Earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. There were 153 Jews in 1783, but none in 1939. The Jewish cemetery was established in second half of 19th century. The isolated suburban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no fence or gate. The size of the cemetery before and after WWll is 0.75 hectares. There are no gravestones or known mass graves. The Municipality owns site used for industrial/commercial use. Properties adjacent are commercial/industrial and agricultural. The cemetery is rarely visited. The cemetery was vandalized during WWll. No maintenance. There are no structures. Moderate threat: incompatible nearby development.
Magdalena Grabowska, Bydgoszcz ul. Sanatoryjna 40, tel. 277335 completed survey 30 Oct 1992. Documentation: card of the cemetery 1988 WKZ Bydgoszcz. There were no interviews or site visit.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2009 21:30
 
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