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51°15' N 21°05' E. 69.1 miles S of Warszawa. Gmina Wierzbica is a rural administrative district in Chełm powiat, Lublin Voivodeship in eastern Poland with its seat is the village of Wierzbica, 17 km (11 mi) NW of Chełm and 53 km (33 mi) E of the regional capital Lublin. Gmina Wierzbica contains the villages and settlements of Bakus-Wanda, Busówno, Busówno-Kolonia, Buza, Chylin, Chylin Mały, Chylin Wielki, Helenów, Kamienna Góra, Kamienna Góra-Gajówka, Karczunek, Kozia Góra, Ochoża, Ochoża-Pniaki, Olchowiec, Olchowiec-Kolonia, Pniówno, Staszyce, Święcica, Syczyn, Tarnów, Terenin, Werejce, Wierzbica, Wierzbica-Osiedle, Władysławów, Wólka Tarnowska, Wólka Tarnowska-Osada and Wygoda. The gmina 2006 total population is 5,372. [July 2009]

MASS GRAVE: On the fringe of the forest, 14 Jews were murdered by the Nazis. [July 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000076

Cemetery: not far from the main road to Radom. The town is located in Radomskie region at 51º15 N 21º05 E, 18 km from Radom. Present town population is 5,000- 25,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Wojt Gminy, 26-520 Wierzbica, tel. 15.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, 26-600 Radom, ul. Moniuszki 5a, tel. 2-13-16.

1921 Jewish population was 81 (6.5%.) The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery was established about 1831 with last known Orthodox or Conservative Jewish burial 1942. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with a broken masonry wall and no gate. The pre- and post-WWII cemetery size is 0.14 ha. No stones are visible. There are no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used only as a Jewish cemetery. Adjacent property is agricultural. Rarely, private visitors stop. It was vandalized during World War II with no maintenance or care. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Security and vegetation are moderate threats.

Dr. Adam Penkalla, deceased, completed survey on 20 Aug 1991 after a visit on 7/2/1991.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2009 12:27
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