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52°08' N 16°18' E, 199.1 miles W of Warszawa. This town in Grodzisk Wielkopolski powiat, Greater Poland Voivodeship had 3,576 inhabitants in 2006. Rakoniewice is an agricultural gmina with specializing in mushrooms and peaches in extensive woodlands. [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000442

Alternate German name: Rakwitz. Cemetery: around 1 km NE between the road to Grodnish and the railroad in Poznanskie region. The town is located at 52º08E 16º18N, 65 km. from Poznanie. Present population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: M. Miasta i Gminy Rasonievice, ul. Dnymety 7, tel. 139.
  • Regional: region Wonserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93 tel. 69 64 64.

The owners of the former cemetery guard's house may have information about the cemetery.
The earliest known Jewish community dates from 1796. 1921 Jewish population was 22 (1.1%). The cemetery was established at end of the 18th century. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked Conservative cemetery about 1 km away from former congregation. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. No stones are visible. The cemetery contains no mass graves. A private individual owns property used for an orchard. Adjacent property is agricultural and residential. It was vandalized prior to World War II. No maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery is a former cemetery guardhouse. Security and vegetation are severe threats.

Pniewski Slawomi, Poznan, ul. Prybyszewokiego 37/2(or 4) visited and completed survey in August 1991 using a 1940 German map entitled Hepper "Aus Vergangandeit." Pniewski interviewed the inhabitants of the house formerly belonging to the cemetery guard.

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