MROCZA: Kuyavian-Pomerskie Print

Coat of arms of Mrocza Alternate names: Mrocza [Pol], Mrotschen [Ger], Mrocha. 53°15' N, 17°37' E, 17 miles NW of Bydgoszcz (Bromberg).. Jewish population: 179 (in 1884). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), VI, p. 762: "Mrocza". This town in Nakło powiat, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, had 4,181 inhabitants in 2004. The Jewish cemetery in Mrocza established about 19th century and located on a small hill on Piotra Street has no visible gravestones. [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000602

(Alternate name: Mrotschen in German) Mrocza is located in Bydgoskie. Cemetery location: ul. Piotra at 17.36 º53.15, 41 km from Bydgoszcz. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 without Jews.

  • Local: Local administration of a commune council in Mrocza.
  • Regional: mgr Olga Romanowska- Grabowska Panstwowa Sluzba Ochrony Zabytkow.

The earliest known Jewish community was 1st half of 19th century with the cemetery established in the 19th century also. There were no Jews here in 1939 but were 179 Jews in 1888. The isolated suburban crown of a hill has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all without wall or gate. The size of the cemetery before WWII and now is 1.5 hectares. There are no gravestones or structures. The municipality owns property used for houses. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery is rarely visited. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. No maintenance or care. Incompatible development (existing and planned) is serious threat to the cemetery. Security is moderate threat.

Magdalena Grabowska, Bydgoszcz ul. Sanatoryjna 40, tel. 277335 visited site and completed survey 30 Oct 1992. Documentation: card of cemetery 1992 WKZ Bydgoszcz. No interviews.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 20:52