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Alternate names: Łopuszno [Pol], Lopushno, לופושנה [Yid], Loposhna, Lopatchna. Лопушноb [Rus]. 50°57' N, 20°15' E, 20 miles WNW of Kielce. 1900 Jewish population: 462. Yizkor: Sztetl Łopuszno - pamięć przetrwała (Kielce, 2004). Gmina Łopuszno is a rural administrative district in Kielce County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in south-central Poland with the seat, the village of Łopuszno, 27 km (17 mi) W of the regional capital Kielce. The gmina 2006 total population was 8,996. Gmina Łopuszno contains the villages and settlements of Antonielów, Czałczyn, Czartoszowy, Dobrzeszów, Eustachów, Ewelinów, Fanisławice, Fanisławiczki, Gnieździska, Grabownica, Huta Jabłonowa, Jasień, Jedle, Józefina, Krężołek, Lasocin, Łopuszno, Marianów, Nowek, Olszówka, Orczów, Piotrowiec, Podewsie, Przegrody, Ruda Zajączkowska, Rudniki, Sarbice Drugie, Sarbice Pierwsze, Snochowice and Wielebnów.  [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000291
Located in Kielce at 50º54 N 20º15 E, 26 km from Wloszczowa. Cemetery location is in the suburbs (quartier Ludwikaol). Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Gminy Lopuszno, 26-070 Lopuszno, ul. Wtoszczowska, Tel. 9
  • Local: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabythow, ul. 9 Wiekoskielo 3, Kielce, Tel. 45634.
The earliest known Jewish community was during the 18th century. 1895 Jewish population was about 587 and about 625 in 1939. The Orthodox and Conservative cemetery was established during the 18th century with last Jewish burial 1942. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds. Approximate size of cemetery is.5 ha. There are no gravestones. The municipality owns property used as a park. Properties adjacent are recreational and agricultural. Rarely, private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized in WW II. There are no structures. Security, weather erosion and incompatible planned development are moderate threats, and vegetation is a slight threat.
Dr Adam Penkalla, deceased, completed survey and visited the site.
Last Updated on Saturday, 13 June 2009 00:54
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