Alternate names: Zagórz [Pol], Zagorzh, זאגו [Yid], Zaguzh [Rus]. 49°31' N, 22°16' E, 30 miles SW of Przemyśl, 5 miles SE of Sanok. Yizkor: Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIV, pp. 262-263: "Zagórz". 1900 Jewish population: 207 (in 1880). The town in central Poland just north of Łódź and part of its metropolitan area had a 2007 population of 58,164 in the Łódź Voivodeship since 1999 and previously in Łódź Metro Voivodeship (1975-1998) is the capital of Zgierz powiat and one of the oldest cities in Central Poland having acquired its city rights some time before 1288. [July 2009]
US Commission No. POCE00057, See Lodz
The town is located in the Lodz region, 51º 51 19º 26, 5 km from Lodz. Cemetery is located on Barona St. Present town population is 25,000-100,000 with less than 10 Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1824. 1931 Jewish population was 4,547. Dawid Frischmann, 1859-1922, poet, lived here. Jewish cemetery was established in 1st half of the 19th century with last known Orthodox or Conservative Jewish burial 1939-1945. Landmark: Official Register of Jewish Cemeteries, 1981. The isolated urban flat land 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 was and is now 1.5 ha. There are no visible gravestones or known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for a playground. Adjacent property is residential. Rarely, private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and occasionally since with no maintenance. No structures. Slight threats are security and vandalism.
Pawel Fijalkowski, ul. Ziemchita 11, 96-500 Sochacrew, tel. 227-91 completed survey using documentation from his own archives and visited the site in April 1991.
Jacob Milogrom of Canada had the cemetery fenced in 1992 and had a commemorative monument erected. Source: US Commission [date?]
A large cemetery enclosed by a beautiful wall. No stones are left, as far as I could see. (Note, however, that I viewed the cemetery grounds by looking through the fence.) Source: Daniel Kazez on JewishGen Digest. [May 2002]
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