US Commission No. POCE000084
Przytyk is in Radomskie province at 51º38N 20º57E, 17 km from Radom. Present population is 1000-5000 with no Jews. The cemetery is not far from main road to Radom.
The Jewish community and Orthdox and Conservative cemetery were established about 1676. 1921 Jewish population was 1205 (89.5%). A significant event was "Przytyk Pogrom". The last known Jewish burial was in 1942. Landmark: regional monument through region Konserwa tor Zabytkow w Radomni /V.11/. The isolated wooded flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning off the public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. Before WWII the size was 1.0 ha and now is.5 ha. 1-20 sandstone flat shaped, finely smoothed and inscribed stone, flat stones with carved relief decoration, or double tombstones, in original locations and less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 1770-20th century. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. Inscriptions are in Hebrew and/or Yiddish. No known mass graves or structures. A national government site now owns site used for grazing land and playground. The size of the site has been reduced as a result of agriculture. Occasionally, private Jewish visitors and local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized during WorldWar II, but not in the last ten years. No maintenance. Vandalism is a very serious threat. Moderate threats include uncontrolled access, weather erosion, vegetation disturbing stones, incompatible development but most seriously, vandalism. The cemetery was vandalized frequently, according to local residents, but records of the incidents were not kept.
Adam Penkalla, deceased, completed survey 12 August, 1991 after a site visit. Documentation: A. Penkalla, "Cmentarz zydowski w Przytyk, Biuletyn Zydow skiego Histytntn Historyycznego w Poisce", 1-2 (1984), 175-182.
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