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Coat of arms of WrześniaAlternate names: Września [Pol], Wreschen [Ger], Vzhes'nya. 52°19' N, 17°35' E, 27 miles ESE of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 490 (in 1905). The town on the Wrzesnica Riverin central Poland with 28,600 inhabitants in 1995 is situated in Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999 and previously in Poznań Voivodeship (1975-1998). [July 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000461

Alternate German name: Wreschen. The cemetery is in Millenium district, Pornamia province at 52º19' 17º35', 50 km from Pornamia. Present population is 25,000-100,000 people with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzsd Miesta I Gminy, ul. Szopena 9, Tel. 6-2500
  • Regional: region Konservator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul Koscuski 93, tel. 696464.
  • Interested: Janusz Lenartowicz, Museum Regonalnego, ul. Dzici Wrejinskick 13, tel. 361-987.

The Jewish community was established in 16th century. 1921 Jewish population was 151 (2.3%). The first cemetery was established in the 16th century, the unlandmarked second in 1868, 500 m from the congregation. The isolated flat suburban area has no sign or marker. Access, open to all with no wall or fence, is by turning off a public road. No stones are visible. The municipality owns the property now built-up with district apartment houses. The cemetery was vandalized during WW2.

Stacsomir Pniewski, Poznan ul. Prybyscecoziego 41/4 [?] completed survey in August 1991 but did not visit the site. He interviewed Janush Lenartowicz (cited above).

Last Updated on Friday, 17 July 2009 19:12
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