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Coat of arms of Środa Wielkopolska

Alternate names: Środa Wielkopolska [Pol], Schroda [Ger], Środa [Pol, until 1967]. 52°14' N, 17°17' E, 18 miles SE of Poznań (Posen). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XI, pp. 158-165: "Środa". Jewish population: 304 (in 1885).This town in central Poland about 30 km SE of Poznań, with 21,631 inhabitants in 2004 in the Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999 and, previously in Poznań Voivodeship (1975-1998)is the capital of Środa Wielkopolska powiat. Normal 0 The current library sits in the old synagogue building with a small sign saying the synagogue existed from 1874-1939. [July 2009]

CEMETERY: Established in the 18th or 19th centuries near the road to Nekli and adjacent to the Catholic cemetery, the the Nazis destroyed the cemetery during WWII, removing the gravestones and making a gravel pit. After the war, parts of cemetery were used for Catholic burials and another part as a cultivated field. Map [July 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000446

Alternate German name: Sroda Wlke. Town is located in the Poranskie region at 17°17' 52°14', 30 km from Poznania. The cemetery location is Nekielska St. Present population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta I Gminy, 5 Daszynskiego St, tel. 53261.
  • Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, 93 Kosciuszki St., 61-716 Poznan, tel. 696464.

In 1921, there were no Jews. The size of the unlandmarked Conservative cemetery is about .5 km. [sic] The suburban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or gate. A broken masonry wall, a fragment of the wall continuous to the Catholic cemetery, surrounds it. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No gravestones are visible. The municipality owns site next to the Catholic cemetery used for waste dumping. It was vandalized during WWII. There is no care or structures. Security and vegetation, a seasonal problem preventing access, are very serious threats. Incompatible planned development of including the area in the Catholic cemetery is a serious threat.

Stavomi Pniewski?, 51/3 or 4?? Prybymewskiego St, Poznan completed survey in August 1991 after a visit in 1987.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 July 2009 15:20
 
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