MOCZYDLY: Mazowieckie [Raczki (Rotzk)] Print

53°58' N 22°45' E, 139.0 miles NNE of Warszawa. This village located in Mazowieckie voivodship in the Minsk district in the municipality Jakubów. From 1975-1998, town administratively belonged to Siedlce Voivodeship. [June 2009]

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US Commission No: AS 157

Moczydly is located in Suwalskie at 53º59 22º47, 18 km from Suwalki. Cemetery location: 800 m S of Raczki; W side of road from Raczki to Moczydly. Present town population is under 1.000 without Jews.

  • Town: Roman Fiedorowicz- wojt, Urzad Gminy w Raczkach, 16-420 Raczki, ul. Kosciuszki 14, tel. 662425.
  • Regional: Stanislaw Tumidajewicz, Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, 16-400 Suwalki, ul. Kosciuszki 7, tel. 663741.

The earliest known Jewish community was second half of 18 century (in 1789 there were 542 Jews). 1921 Jewish population was 530. Landmark: A 883, decy ja WKZ, 534/883/d/91, 25 Nov 1991. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with a fence without gate. The size of the cemetery before WWII and now is 1.2 hectares. 1-20 gravestones, less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 20th century. The granite rough stones or boulders and flat shaped stones. No mass graves. Regional or national governmental agency owns site used as Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Private visitors rarely visit. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. No maintenance, care, or structures. Vegetation is a moderate threat.

Dr. Janusz Mackiewicz, 16-400 Suwalki, ul. 1 Maja 27a/47, tel.d. 663756, 663741 completed survey 27 Sept 1994.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 October 2013 02:20