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Wołyń is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Zgierz, within Zgierz powiat, Łódź Voivodeship, in central Poland, 7 km (4 mi) NE of Zgierz and 13 km (8 mi) N of the regional capital Łódź. The village population is 70. ShtetLink. [July 2009] In SE Poland, on the road between Lancut and Lezajsk. Alternate names: Wies Zolynia, Zolynia, Zolynia Miasteczko, Zholinia, Zholin, Zolinia

cemetery description and photos [February 2003]

US Commission No. POCE000784

Located in Rzeszow St. region at 50º10 2º19, 30 km N of Rzeszow. Cemetery: Mickiewicza Str. Present population is 5000-25000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy, Rynek 22, 37-110 Zotynia, Tel.18, 28.
  • Interested: Wojewodzwi Konserwator Zabyokow, 35 Rzeskow, at Mickiewicza 7, Tel. # 394-61. Antoni Giab at Mickiewicza 8a, Zolynia has the key to the cemetery.

The earliest known Jewish community dates from the 18th century. 1939 Jewish population was 2000. The cemetery was established in the l9th/20th century with last known Progressive/Reform Jewish burial in 1939. The cemetery is 1 km from the congregation. The isolated suburban/ rural flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open with permission with a continuous fence and locking gate. The present size is 660 m2. 1-20 gravestones date from the 20th century. [SIC: It also says that none are in the original location and none are not in the original location.] The granite finely smoothed and inscribed stones have Polish inscriptions. There are no known mass graves or structures.
Municipality owns site used as a Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural or residential. Occasionally, organized Jewish groups, organized individual tours, or private visitors stop. Cemetery was vandalized during World War II, but not in the last 10 years. Local non-Jewish residents fixed gate and the wall in 1991. Individuals occasionally clean the cemetery. Josef Waldman (Germany) pays a caretaker. There are no threats.

Natascha Rode, 35-213 Rzeszow, at Starzynsuiego 5/29 completed survey in June 1992. She interviewed. Piotr Toker, 37-110 Zotynia, Rynek 22 and visited the site.


[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [April 2016]


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