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Coat of arms of Gmina Sieraków Alternate names: Sieraków [Pol], Zirke [Ger], Sieraków Wielkopolski. 52°39' N, 16°06' E, 40 miles WNW of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 350 (in 1843). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), X, p. 581-583: "Sieraków" #1. Gmina Sieraków is an urban-rural administrative district)in Międzychód powiat, Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland with its seat in the town of Sieraków, 16 km (10 mi) E of Międzychód. The gmina 2006 total population was 8,649 (out of which the town population was 5,994. Besides the town of Sieraków, Gmina Sieraków contains the villages and settlements of Błota, Borowy Młyn, Bucharzewo, Chalin, Chorzępowo, Czapliniec, Dębowiec, Góra, Gospódka, Grobia, Izdebno, Jabłonowo, Jeleniec, Jeziorno, Kaczlin, Kłosowice, Kobylarnia, Kukułka, Ławica, Lichwin, Lutom, Lutomek, Marianowo, Pławiska, Przemyśl, Śrem and Tuchola. [July 2009]

CEMETERY: The cemetery 1 km NW of the city center was vandalized during WWII by Germans, who used gravestones for street construction in the city. No matzevot remain. [July 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000443

Alternate German name: Zirke. Alternate Polish name: Sierakowo. The town is in Posnan region at 52º39 16º06, 70 km from Posnan. The cemetery is approximately 1 km NW of town center. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Urzad Miasta Gminy, ul. 8 Shycririe 38, tel. 76.
  • Regional: Wojewodski Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 69-64-64.

Conservative Jews used the unlandmarked isolated suburban hillside with no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall or fence. No stones are visible. The streets were paved with stones from the cemetery. The municipality owns site used for waste dumping. Properties adjacent are residential. During World War II, the cemetery was vandalized. There has been no maintenance. Both security and weather erosion are very serious threats.

Pniewski Stawornir, Poznan, ul. Znycyorcwskiez, 41/4 completed survey in August 1991 using 1940 German map and site visit.

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