MIEROSZOW: Dolnośląskie Print

Coat of arms of Mieroszów

Mieroszów, Friedland, Friedland in Schlesien, Fyrlad.  50°40' N 16°11' E, 234.2 miles WSW of Warszawa. This town in Wałbrzych powiat, Lower Silesian Voivodeship in SW Poland is the seat of the administrative district  called Gmina Mieroszów. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. The town lies15 km (9 mi) SWt of Wałbrzych, and 79 km (49 mi) SW of the regional capital Wrocław with a 2006 population of 4,515. Apart from the town of Mieroszów, the gmina contains the villages of Golińsk, Kowalowa, Łączna, Nowe Siodło, Różana, Rybnica Leśna, Sokołowsko and Unisław Śląski. [June 2009]

CEMETERY: Located in Koscielna St. next to the now communal cemetery, few matzevot are left; the oldest ones are dated back to 1915. There is a mass grave from WWII. Founded in 1900 on the slopes of hills on present-day ul. Kościelnej, the area was 0.18 hectares but is almost completely destroyed. Years of neglect left the entire a thicket of trees and shrubs. A clear layout row of tombstones remains similar to today's Catholic cemetery with traditional gravestones with no symbols. The preserved fragments suggests that during the operation of the cemetery there were dozens of burials. Only three surviving gravestones with inscriptions remain at the lower part of the cemetery: Chaji Sury Szejnker daughter of Lejb, died on 1 October 1946 (Hebrew and Polish), dr Jakoba Krongold, born in 1901 in Warsaw, who died on 22 March 1948 (Hebrew and Polish), and Zeev Zilbering, who died on 6 August 1947 at the age of 41 years (Hebrew). Few people visit it. To reach the cemetery, go to the Catholic cemetery on the left and go up to the rear fence; turn right. Walking along the rear fence about 150 meters, enter the the vegetation to find the remnants of the cemetery. photos. video. [June 2009]

US Commission No. 000509: In Walbrzych. The US Commission is not finished rechecking this file. [2000]

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