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.
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
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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