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Alternate names: Sobota [Pol, סובוטה, Yid], Собота [Rus]. 52°07' N, 19°41' E, 11 miles W of Łowicz, 27 miles NNE of Łódź, 56 miles W of Warszawa. 1900 Jewish population: 325. This village in the administrative district of Gmina Bielawy, within Łowicz powiat, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland has a population of 560.

US Commission No. POCE000225

The town is located at 52º07' 19º41' E N in region Skierniewickie, 40 km from Lodz and 61 km from Warszawa. Cemetery: near the route to Bakowa. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Urzad Gminy w Bielawach, 99-423 Bielawy, tel. 126-60.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabtkow, 96-100 Skierniewice, ul. Ponologiczna 10.

The earliest known Jewish community is 1734. 1921 Jewish population was 356. The Orthodox Jewish cemetery was established 18th century. 1939/1945 was the last known Jewish burial. The cemetery is registered as a monument: Rejestr cmentary zydowskich Ungdu ds. Wyrnan z 1981 r (or v). The isolated rural crown of a hill has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. The pre-and post-WWII size of the cemetery is 0.34 ha. No stones are visible. The cemetery contains no known unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery. Adjacent property is agricultural. Rarely, private visitors stop. It was vandalized during WWII and frequently. The cemetery receives no care. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Before 1990, part of the trees were cut down. Security and vegetation are moderate threats. Vegetation is a constant problem, disturbing graves.

Pawel Fijatkowski, 96-500, Sochacnew, Zieninowila 11, tel. 227-91 completed survey on 3 Jul 1991. He visited in April 1990.

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