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Coat of arms of SzczercówAlternate names: Szczerców [Pol], Shtchertzov [Yid], Shchertsuv, Stertzev. 51°20' N, 19°07' E, 37 miles N of Częstochowa, 25 miles W of Piotrków Trybunalski. 1900 Jewish population: 962. Yizkor: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 1: The communities of Lodz and its region (Jerusalem, 1976). This village in Bełchatów poiwat, Łódź Voivodeship in central Poland is the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Szczerców, 18 km(11 mi) Wof Bełchatów and 56 km (35 mi) SW of the regional capital Łódź. The village had a population of 3,300. [July 2009]

ShtetLink [September 2010]

CEMETERY: Established in the first half of the 19th century, the 0.1-hectare cemetery was vandalized during WWII. Local authorities permitted mining of sand in the cemetery after the war. 4 20th century gravestones remain with legible inscriptions in Hebrew. [July 2009]

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Szczercow is located in Piotrkow at 51°2049°07, 40 km from Piotrkow. The cemetery is located at S of town on a hill called Gora Junga. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy; tel. 59.
  • Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow Piotrkow, ul. Armii Czerwonej 29; tel. 5646.
1921 Jewish population was 1513. The unlandmarked Orthodox Jewish cemetery was established in probably 1st half of 19th century. The isolated rural (agricultural) 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, gate, or fence. 1 to 20 sandstone finely smoothed and Hebrew inscribed stones, none in original location, date from 20th century. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Within the limits are no structures. Municipality owns property used for industrial or commercial use. Properties adjacent are agricultural. No maintenance. There has been massive sand digging at the cemetery. [No indication of survey submitter.]
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