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51°19' N 20°49' E, 64.9 miles S of Warszawa. ץישוק. Map. Gmina Koszyce is a rural  administrative district in Proszowice County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland with the village of Koszyce as its seat. Gmina Koszyce contains the villages and settlements of Biskupice, Dolany, Filipowice, Jaksice, Jankowice, Koszyce, Książnice Małe, Książnice Wielkie, Łapszów, Malkowice, Modrzany, Morsko, Piotrowice, Przemyków, Rachwałowice, Siedliska, Sokołowice, Witów, Włostowice and Zagaje. The village with a 2006 population of 2,560 is 20 km (12 mi) E of Proszowice and 47 km (29 mi) E of the regional capital Kraków. Synagogue. More than 1,000 Koszyce Jews were killed in Miechow ghetto from April 1941 to November 1942 with about 4,000 Jews from Wlbrom, Czechy, Austria; some deported to the Slomniki.  [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000288   

This cemetery's location is "between the road for Opatowiec". The town is in the province of Kielce at 50°13 N 20°38 E, 45 km from Miechow. No Jewish population.

  • Town: Wojt Gminy Koszyce, 28-510 Koszyce, ul. Rynek 1, tel. 52.
  • Local: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. IX Wiekow Kielc 3, Kielce, tel. 45634.

The earliest known Jewish community and unlandmarked cemetery establishment was 19-20th century. 1921 Jewish population was 678, 46%. The last known Orthodox or Conservative Jewish burial was 1942. The isolated akosicegricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private agricultural property, access is open to all with no wall, fence or gate. Before World War II, the cemetery was about 1 ha in size and presently about 0.3 ha. No stones are visible. There are no known mass graves. No care. The municipality owns the cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Private Jewish visitors rarely visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II, but not in the last ten years. There are no structures. Security and vegetation are moderate threats.

Dr. Adam Penkalla, deceased, completed survey. The site was not visited nor were interviews conducted. He used his own documentation.

[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [March 2016]


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