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Alternate names: Pacanów [Pol], פּאצאנוב [Yid], Patsanuv, Пацанув [Rus], Patsanov. 50°24' N, 21°03' E, 4 miles ESE of Stopnica. 1900 Jewish population: 1,520. Pacanów is a village in Busko County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in south-central Poland and is the seat of Gmina Pacanów with a 2003 population of 1,137.  It lies approximately 25 km (16 mi) E of Busko-Zdrój and 62 km (39 mi) SE of the regional capital Kielce. [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000298

Pacanow is located in Kielce region at 50º27N 20º01E, 221 km from Lodz. The cemetery is on Stopnicka Street. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Vojt Gminy Pacanow, 28-133, Pacanow, tel. 3.
  • Regional: Wojevodzki Konserwator Zabythow, IX Wiekow Kielc 3, Kielce, tel. 45634.

The earliest known Jewish community in Pacanow was 1589 and [sic] 1676. 1921 Jewish population was 1,689, about 65% of the community's population. The Orthodox Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th century. The last known Jewish burial was 1942. The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker, no wall, gate or fence. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is entirely closed. No gravestones are visible. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for industrial purposes. Properties adjacent are commercial. Rarely, private Jewish visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized during W.W.II, but not in the last ten years. No maintenance. Very serious threats: incompatible nearby developments (existing and planned). Serious threat-pollution, moderate-security, weather erosion, and vegetation. Slight threat-vandalism.

Dr. Adam Penkalla, deceased, completed survey and visited the site. He has documentation and may have information.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 18:16
 
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