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Alternate names: Wyszogród [Pol], Vishogrod, װישאגראד [Yid], Vyshogrud, Вышогруд [Rus], Vishegrod, Vishogrud. 52°23' N, 20°12' E, 35 miles WNW of Warszawa, 24 miles ESE of Płock (Plotsk). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIV, pp. 150-151: "Wyszogród". 1900 Jewish population: 2,735. Yizkor: Wyszogrod sefer zikaron le'kdoshei Wyszogrod she'nispu be'Shoat ha'Nazim be'shanat 1939-1945, (Tel Aviv, 1971). This town in Masovian Voivodship, in Płock powiat, by the Vistula River had a 2004 population of 2,793. [July 2009]

CEMETERY: photos [January 2006]

WYSZOGROD I:     US Commission No. POCE000627

The town is located in Wojwodztwo Plockie at 52º23 20º10, 38 km from Plock and 57 km from Warsaw. Cemetery is located on ulica Kilinskiego. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Urzad Miasta, Stary Rynek 1, tel. 23552.
  • Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, 09-400 Plock, ulica Kolegialna 15.

The earliest known Jewish community was 1423. 1921 Jewish population was 2465. Nahum Sokolow (1859-1936), leader of the World Zionist Organization, lived here. The unlandmarked cemetery was established probably in the 16th century with last known Orthodox or Conservative burial in the first half of the 19th century. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall or gate. The approximate size of the cemetery currently is impossible to determine because the area is partly developed. No stones are visible; location of missing stones is unknown. Cemetery contains no known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for industrial or commercial use and waste dumping. Properties adjacent are residential. Rarely, private visitors stop. It was vandalized during WWII with no care. There are structures: "przetwornia owocow i warzyw."

Pawel Fijalkowski, 96-500 Sochaczew, Ulica Ziemowita 11, tel. 227-91, on 3/11/91 (Nov. 3?) completed survey after a visit in July.

WYSZOGROD II:     US Commission No. POCE000628
Cemetery is located on Ulica Niepodleglosci. The cemetery was established 1830 with last known Orthodox or Conservative burial 1939-1945. Landmark: register of Jewish cemeteries of 1981. The suburban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, 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 before World War II and now is 0.2 ha. No stones are visible. The cemetery contains a special memorial monument to Holocaust victims but no known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are residential. Rarely, private visitors or local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Local and municipal authorities, specifically Porzadkowanie Zieleni; Odbudowa Pomnika, cleared vegetation. In addition, the monument was reconstructed in 1989-90. A caretaker is paid by a local contribution. There are no structures.

Pawel Fijalkowski, 96-500 Sochaczew, Ulica Ziemowita 11, tel. 227-91, completed survey on 3/11/91 (Nov. 3?) He visited the site in 5/91 and interviewed Leon Freisinger of Wyszogrod about 1985.

http://www.zchor.org/INDWYSZ.HTM Alternate Yiddish name: Vishegrod. [October 2000]

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