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Map. 50°56' N 23°22' E, 136.3 miles SE of Warszawa. Kraśniczyn in powiat krasnostawskiego is located in central-eastern Lublin province. The municipality has 21 localities covering an area of 110 sq km. This gmina consists of rolling low hills with valleys and steep-sided gullies with limestone cliff with many small lakes and large woods on the hills.  [June 2009]

Also used cemetery at Wojslawice (I)

US Commission AS 217   
Located in Chelm at 50°56 23°22, 35 km S of Chelm. Cemetery location is 300 m S of the town of Krasniczyn. Present town population is less than 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, Chelm, ul. Lubelska 63, Tel. 65-00-85 or 65-59-72.

Earliest known Jewish community was the beginning of 19th century. 1921 Jewish population was 610. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery was established at the beginning of the 19th century with last known Jewish burial in 1942. The isolated suburban flat land has a sign or marker in Polish. Reached by crossing public property, access is open to all. A broken fence with no gate surround the.4 ha. site. 1-20 gravestones in original positions with less than 25% toppled or broken date from 1815-20th century. The limestone and sandstone rough stones or flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew inscriptions. There are unmarked mass graves. A regional or national governmental agency owns property, now a forest. Properties adjacent are recreational, agricultural, and residential. Rarely, private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized before and during WW II. There is no maintenance. Local municipal authorities restored the cemetery about 1960. There are no structures on the cemetery. Threats: Vegetation is a serious threat; security and vandalism are moderate threats.

Pawel Sygowski, Kalinowszczyzna 64159, 20-201 Lublin, Tel. 77-20-70 visited site and completed survey in August 1995.

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