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Alternate names: Szreńsk [Pol], Shrensk, שרענסק [Yid], Szransk, Szrensk, Shransk, Shrentsk. 53°01' N, 20°07' E, 37 miles NNE of Płock, 13 miles SW of Mława. Yizkor: Kehilat Szransk ve-ha-seviva; sefer zikaron. (Jerusalem, 1960). Gmina Szreńsk is a rural administrative district in Mława powiat, Masovian Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. with its seat inthe village of Szreńsk, SW of Mława and NW of Warsaw. The gmina 2006 total population was 4,537.

OLD CEMETERY: Established in 18th century by the road to Mlawa, the 0.9-ha cemetery has no trace of matzevot. Now, it is a field. [July 2009]

NEW CEMETERY: Established in the beginning of 20th century on a riverbank,  two matzevot are left. in the 2.1-ha. cemetery. [July 2009]

SZRENSK: (I) US Commission No. POCE000380

Szrensk (I) is located in Ciechanow at 53°01 20°07, 25km from Mlawa. The cemetery is located on road to Mlawa, right turn after the bridge on a cart-track. The cemetery is farther down the track, after the first crossroads on the left at the next intersection. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Wlodzimierz Wojnanowski, Urzad Gminy, 06-550 Szrensk, tel. 38.
  • Regional: Krzysztof Kalisciak, Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. Mickiewicza 4, 06-400 Ciechanow, tel, fax. 49-52.
  • Local: Marian Konrad Klubinski, Pelnomocnik Wojewody d.s. Kontaktow z Koscidlami i, Wyznaniami, (Province's Plenipotentiary for Contacts with Churches and Denominations), Urzad Wojewodzki, ul. 17 Stylznia 7, 06-400 Ciechanow, tel. (823) 22-55, 20-51 w 238,Fax. 2665.

The earliest known Jewish community was 1775. 1921 Jewish population (census) was 613. The cemetery was established in the 18th century with last known Jewish burial in the 20th century. The isolated rural flat land has no marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. The size of cemetery both before WWII and now is 0.91 hectares. Fewer than 20 gravestones with less than 25% broken or toppled date from 1863-20th centuries. The granite rough stones or boulders, flat shaped stones, or finely smoothed and inscribed stones have Hebrew and Yiddish inscriptions. There are no known mass graves or structures. The muncipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery. Properties adjacent the cemetery are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II, but not in the last ten years. No maintenance or care.

Wojcieck Henrykowski, ul. Spoldzielcza 20, 06-200 Makow Mazowiecki completed survey on 03/10/1991. "Ziemia Zawlcrzeriska -- Materialy do Dziejow; Ziemi Plochiej." Plock, 1984 was documentation. He visited in September 1991.

SZRENSK (II):     US Commission No. POCE000381
The cemetery is located off the road to Mlawa past an intersection with a cart track (about 1.8 km after the bridge). The cemetery is on the right side of the road and about 100m away from the road. The Orthodox, Sephardic Orthodox, Conservative, and Progressive/Reform cemetery was established in the 20th century with last known Jewish burial in 1942. Between fields and woods, the isolated flat land 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 size of the cemetery both before World War II and now is 2.07 hectares. There are no visible gravestones. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a constant problem that disturbs graves. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II, but not in the last ten years. No maintenance, structures, or known mass graves. Municipality owns property used for agriculture. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. Security is the greatest threat.\

Wojciech Henrykowski, ul. Spoldzielcza 20, Makow Mazowieki completed survey on September 3, 1991. "Ziemie Zawkckeusha -- Mollenocly do Dziejow Ziemi Plockiej." Plock, 1984 was documentation. He visited on 3 September 1991.

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