ZLOTOW: Wielkopolskie Print

Coat of arms of Złotów

Alternate names: Złotów [Pol], Flatow [Ger]. 53°21' N, 17°03' E, 65 miles N of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 524 (in 1880). This town with a 2005 population of 19,200 in Wielkopolska Province (Greater Poland Voivodeship) and previously in Piła Voivodeship (1975-1998). Since 1999, Złotów has been the seat of Złotów powiat on the river Głomia and surrounded by five lakes.  Neighbouring villages include  Święta (Schwente), Blękwit (Blankwitt), Nowy Dwór (Neuhof), Kujan, Górzna (Gursen), Zakrzewo, Stara Wiśniewka (Lugetal), Skic (Skietz), and Sławianowo (Steinmark). [July 2009]

Our family was in Zlotow this past summer and visited the museum. The staff are very sympathetic toward the diverse and turbulent heritage of the Zlotow region. Several Jewish items of interest are found in the museum including Jewish headstones, but I don't recall all that was there. Residents of the area brought the headstones to the museum after digging them up under roadways etc. Residents bring such items constantly to the museum. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [December 2009]

 

US Commission No. POCE000418

Alternate German name: Flatow, Judenberg. Town is located in Pila at 53º 22 N 17º 02 E. The cemetery is located in N part of town. Present population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta i. Grminy w. Zlotowie.
  • Local: mgr. Roman Chwaliszewski, Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, 64820 Pila ul Tczewska 1 te. 223-88.
  • Regional: Panslwwo Slurba Ochmony Zabytkow, Oddziar w Pile, and mgr. Barbara lUciyuska; address and phone above.
  • Interested: mgr. Manu Fijatkowski, Muzeum Oksggore?, 04-920 Pila ul Chopina 1 tel. 271- 37.

Jews lived there since the 16th century. Rabin Jakub Feiwil (d. 1694) and Rabin A. Beth (d. 1774) lived here. Progressive/Reform Jews used the unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban crown of a hill has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. Before WWII and now the size is .48 ha. No stones are visible. Some stones are in the open-air museum in Osiek, specifically the matzevot of two people. The municipality owns the property, not used. Adjacent land is agricultural, residential and forest. Local residents rarely visit. It was vandalized during WWII. No structures and no threats.

Henryk Grecki, 70-534 Szczecin, ul Soltysia 3113; tel. 377-41 completed survey Oct. 8, 1988. He did not visit.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 December 2009 18:15