49°33' N 19°44' E, 194.4 miles SSW of Warszawa. This village in the administrative district of Gmina Jabłonka within Nowy Targ powiat, Lesser Poland Voivodeship in southern Poland close to the border with Slovakia, 9 kilometres (6 mi) N of Jabłonka, 23 km (14 mi) NW of Nowy Targ, and 59 km (37 mi) S of the regional capital Kraków with a population of 2,200. [June 2009]
On the slope of Mount Kuligowej among fields and forests, the cemetery probably was established in the second half of the 19th century. Surrounding localities including Piekielnik, Lipnica, and Zubrzycy also used this cemetery. Several dozen matzevot remain on the site, most traditional, simple triangular or arched gravestones with typical of Jewish decorations. The inscriptions are in Hebrew and German or Spanish. Despite years of neglect, rows can be distinguished. Among the overgrown vegetation are the remains of a wooden fence and brick pillars with the gate, damaged after the war. The cemetery has a beautiful view of Babia Gora. The Circle of Orava Friends did restoration including resetting gravestones and removing rubbish many years ago. No current maintenance as of 2008 leaving gravestones hidden in dense thickets and barely accessible. Most gravestones are fallen, overgrown with moss and grass, sinking into the earth. Many inscriptions are illegible. To reach the cemetery: From Chyżnego, turn right in front of the village church, then follow the road to the asphalt road to a small chapel. At the chapel on the right, turn right (as road climbs 250 meters up the top) into the field. The cemetery is located in the forest. [June 2009]
US Commission No. POCE000754
Podwilk is located in the province of Nowy Secz at 49º34N 19º44E, 80 km from Krakow, and 20 km from Nowy Sogir. The cemetery is located 1.5 km S of the village center, on the slopes of Kuligowa Mountain. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, Mgr. inz, Zygmunt Lewcruk, ul. Kilinokiego 68, 33-300 Nowy Sogir, tel. 238-38 wci 234. (see Bobowa)
Piotr Antoniak, ul. Dobra 5 m 36, 05-800 Praszko visited the site on August 24, 1992 and completed the survey September 7, 1992. (see: Bobowa)
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