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Coat of arms of Kartuzy, Kartuzë

Kartuzy (Kashubian/Pomeranian: Kartuzë; German: Karthaus) is a town in the Kashubia region in E Pomerania in NW Poland with a 2004 population of 15,472. 54°20′N 18°12′E, 184.5 miles NW of Warszawa Map. Previously in Gdańsk Voivodeship from 1975 to 1998, Kartuzy has been the capital of Kartuzy County in Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999. The town, an important center for an ethnic groups called Kashubians, was founded as a cloister for Karthusian monks. [May 2009]

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Alternate name: Karthaus (German). Kartuzy is located in Gdanskie, 33km from Gdansk at 54°20 18°12. Cemetery: at ul. Sedzickiego. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Prezydent Miasta, Urzad Miasta i Gminy, ul. Mariana Buczka 1, 83100 Kartuzy, Tel. 81-05-02.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. Kotwicznikow 20, 80881 Gdansk, Tel. 31-62-67.
  • Local: Regionalny Osrodek Studiow i Ochrony Srodowiska Kulturowego, ul. Sw. Trojcy 5, 80822 Gdansk, Tel. 33-77-12.
  • Interested: Dr. Hanna Domanska, ul. Wladyslawa IV 34/3, 81-742 Sopot, Tel. 51-04-22.

The earliest known Jewish community is 1821. 1931 Jewish population was 46. A ban on permanent settlement occurred in 1309. A permanent settlement began in 1821. Mass emigration of Jews was 1921 and 1933. 1939 was extermination of Jewish community. The Hasidic cemetery was established in the 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 wall, fence, or gate. No gravestones are visible. There are no structure. The municipality owns the property used for waste dumping. Properties adjacent are industrial. The cemetery is visited rarely and was vandalized during World War II, but not in the last ten years. No maintenance or care. Water drainage is a seasonal problem.

Dr. Hanna Domanska, ul. Wladyslawa IV 34/3, 81-742 Sopot, tel. 51-04-22 completed survey on 20/07/1991. H. Domanskas, The Tree of Stone Tears; The Jewish Communities of the Gdansk Vovoidship; Their History and Culture. (Gdansk, 1991) and H.Domanska's "My House Will Be Called the House of Prayer" in The Jewish Calendar Almanac, 1991-1992 were documentation.

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