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Alternate names: Krzywcza [Pol], Kriftch, קשיוצ'ה [Yid], Krzywcza nad Sanem, Krzywcza an San, Krzywcze, Kshivcha, Krivich. Russian: Кшивча. 49°48' N, 22°33' E, 11 miles W of Przemyśl. 1900 Jewish population: about 250. Yizkor: Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, pp. 801-802: "Krzywcza nad Sanem". Gmina Krzywcza is a rural administrative district in Przemyśl County, Subcarpathian Voivodeship in SE Poland with its seat in the village of Krzywcza, 17 km (11 mi) W of Przemyśl and 47 km (29 mi) SE of the regional capital Rzeszów with a 2006 total population of 5,048. Gmina Krzywcza contains the villages and settlements of Babice, Bachów, Chyrzyna, Krzywcza, Kupna, Reczpol, Ruszelczyce, Skopów, Średnia and Wola Krzywiecka. Map. The kahal was established not later than 1870 [June 2009]

MASS GRAVE: The cemetery was the execution site of 15 Jews. (May 1943)

US Commission No. POCE000144
Krzywcza is located in Przemysl at 49°48' 22°33', 20 km from Przemysl. Cemetery location: NW from the center of the townlet. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy, tel. 1484.
  • Local: Pawel Koziol, region Konserwator Zabytkow, 37-700 Przemysl, ul. Rynet 24, tel. 58-44.
1921 Jewish population was 203 (21.9%). The Orthodox Jewish cemetery was established about early 19th century. The isolated suburban flat land at a crown of a hill, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a path, access is open to all. A broken fence with no gate surrounds. 1-20 gravestones, 50%-75% broken or toppled, date from 1817-20th century. Removed stones were incorporated into the roads or structures throughout the town. The sandstone flat shaped stones or flat stones with carved relief decorations have Hebrew inscriptions. There are unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns site used as a Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. Local residents visit rarely. The cemetery, vandalized during WWII, has no maintenance or care. Within the limits of the cemetery is a ruin of a building built over the graves of the richest Jewish family in town-(kind of ohel, but NOT for a tzaddik) [mausoleum?]. Vegetation is a serious threat (overgrowth of bushes); security is moderate threat.
Jan Pawel Woronczak, Sandomierska St. 21 m. 1, 02-567 Warszawa, tel. 49-54-62 completed survey. Jan Pawel Woronczak, Robert Kaskow, and Marcin Wodzinski visited the site Aug 1990. Interviews were conducted.
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