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Coat of arms of Gmina Połczyn-Zdrój

(Alternate name: Bad Polzin) Polczyn Zdroj is located in the Koszalin region at 53º46N 16º05E, 35 km from Szczecinek. The cemetery is located in N part of town. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.Gmina Połczyn-Zdrój is an urban-rural administrative district in Świdwin powiat, West Pomeranian Voivodeship in NW Poland with its seat in the town of Połczyn-Zdrój, 23 kilometres (14 mi) Eof Świdwin and 108 km (67 mi) E of the regional capital Szczecin. The 2006 total population was 16,016 (out of which the population of Połczyn-Zdrój was 8,572.

US Commission No. POCE000326

  • Town: Polczyn Zdroj is Urzad Miasta Polczyn Zdroj.
  • Local: mgr. inz. arch. Andrzej Fijalkowski, Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, 75-950 Koszalin ul. Lampego 34, tel. 28-322.
  • Regional: Panstwowa Sluiba Ochrony Zabytkow, oddriar w Kaszalime, mgr. Grozyna Salamon tel. 28-3.

The unlandmarked Progressive/Reform Jewish cemetery was established in the 18th century. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker, no wall, gate, or fence. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. The size of the cemetery before W.W.II and after was 0.3 hectares. 1 to 20 finely smoothed and inscribed stones gravestones, not all in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from the 19th century. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. A regional/national government agency owns site used as a Jewish cemetery. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Local residents rarely visit. The cemetery was vandalized during W.W.II. No maintenance. No threats listed.

Henryk Grecki, 70-539 Szcrecin, ul. Soltysia 3/13, tel. 377-41 completed the survey on August 30, 1991. Site not visited.

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