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Coat of arms of SzamotułyAlternate names: Szamotuły [Pol], Samter [Ger], Shamotuly. 52°37' N, 16°35' E, 21 miles NW of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 949 (in 1871). This town in  Greater Poland Voivodeship is the seat of Szamotuły powiat and of the  administrative district Gmina Szamotuły with a 2006 population of 18,760.

US Commission No. POCE000460

Alternate German name: Samter. The town is located in region Poznanskie at 52°37 16°35, 37 km from Poznan. Cemetery: ul. Szczuczynska. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Urzad Miasta I Gminy, ul. Dworcowa 26, tel. 2 02 84.
  • Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 69 64 64.
  • Interested: Muzeum Ziemi Szamotulskiej, ul. Smerciewskiego 30. Towarystwo Kultury Ziemi Szamotulskieg, Szamotulz, Rynek 10.

1921 Jewish population was 264 (3.9%.) The unlandmarked Conservative cemetery was about 0.5 km from the congregation. The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with a broken masonry wall. No stones are visible. Pieces of the tombstones are housed in the Museum of Szamotuly Region. Some others are built into the bridge by 3rd of May Street. The municipality owns the property used as a school and garden. Adjacent property is residential. It was vandalized during World War II but not in the last ten years. No maintenance or care.

Stawonie Pniewski, Poznan, ul. Prybyszewskiego 37/3 (or 47/4) completed survey in August 1991 using a 1940 German map. He visited in 1990 and interviewed the Towarystwo Kultury Ziemi Szamotulskieg, Szamotultz, Rynek 10.

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