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.
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
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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