MOSINA: Wielkopolskie Print

Coat of arms of Mosina

52°15' N 16°51' E, 175.4 miles W of Warszawa. photos. [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000455

(Alternate name: Moschin in German) Mosina is located in Poznan at 52º15 16º51, 18 km from Poznan. Cemetery location: ul. Polna. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 without Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta i Gminy w Mosinia, pl. 20 Peidziernika, tel. 132251.
  • Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 696464.

The earliest known Jewish community was 1856. 1910 Jewish population was 109 (5.3%). The Conservative congregation was 300 m. away from the landmarked cemetery. The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has a sign or plaque in Polish that mentions Jews. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with a broken masonry wall and no gate. There are no gravestones or structures. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery and a playground. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are the same area as it was in 1939. The cemetery is rarely visited. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. Local authorities cleared vegetation occasionally. Security and erosion are moderate threats.

Pniewski Slawomir, Poznan, ul. Pnybyszewskiego 41/4. visited site and completed survey in 1991. Documentation: Heppner, A., and Herzberg, J., Aus Vergangenheit und Gegen. Die Juden und die judischen gemeinden in den Posener Landen, 1905-79, with photos.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 19:35