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51°46' N 17°00' E, 173.2 miles W of Warszawa. Krobia, a town in the western part of Poland in Greater Poland Voivodeship, is a center of small folklore region - Biskupizna. Map. [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000321   

The town is located at 51° 46' N 17° 00' E in Leszyjskie woj, 90 km from Poznan, 90 km from Kalisz and 37 km from Leszno. Cemetery: by the dirt road continuing Mickiewieza Street (prominent hill with two oak trees). Present population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Miroskaw Walus, ul. Zwierynieckiego, 63-840 Krobia, tel. 347. Urzad Gminy I Miasta Krobia, ul. Rynek 1, 63-840 Krobia, tel. 11 63.
  • Local: Karol Jozwiak at Urzad Gminy I Miasta Krobia.
  • Regional: Ewa Piesiewca Panstwowa Sluzba Ochrony Zabytkow, Wojewodski Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. Mickiewicza 5, tel. 20-63-83.
The earliest known Jewish community dates from 1833. The Jewish cemetery was established around the second half of the 19th century. 1921 Conservative and Progressive/Reform Jewish population was 21 (.5%). Poniec used this unlandmarked cemetery about 12 km from the congregation that used it. The last known Jewish burial was 1935. The isolated rural flat land is reached by crossing a dirt road with no sign or marker, wall, fence or gate. Access is open to all. There are no structures. The area of the cemetery is approximately .25 square hectares, its approximate size prior to WWII. No gravestones are visible. A private individual now owns the property used for agriculture, as is adjacent property. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. There is no maintenance. No threats.
Dariusz Czwojdrak, ul. Lipowa 22a/4, 67-400 Wskowa completed survey November 20, 1991 after a visit to the site. Karol Jozwiak was interviewed.
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