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Alternate names: Żerków [Pol], Zerkow [Ger], Zirkow, Syrkowe. 52°04' N, 17°34' E, 31 miles NW of Kalisz, 17 miles S of Września (Wreschen), 53 km E of Poznan. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIV, pp. 780-782: "Żerków". 1900 Jewish population: 245. This town in Jarocin powiat, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland with 2,076 inhabitants in 2004) was a German military resort during WWII. [July 2009]

This was one of the oldest and largest(?) Jewish cemeteries in Poland and Nowe Miasto nad Wartaw was a cemetery on the hill. Unfortunately all was destroyed during WW II, so nothing can be found. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  [January 2004] The cemetry was placed where now are common woods. It was one of the oldest in Poland, founded in the 14th century. It was destroyed in 1940. During WW II. the houses of the Jews and the synagogue were destroyed. In a book I have are some stones with Hebrew text. However, we looked several times in this street and found a new house. No-one we asked knows anything about those stones. Maybe we sometime will have enough courage to ask the people who live in that house if we can see their garden. Photo Donor: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [February 2004]

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