Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Masovian Voivodeship
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Site address
Head north from 71, Warszawska Street for 360m and then turn left to an unnamed road, which goes west through the fields. The cemetery is situated at the end of the field track in a wooded area, which adjoins the right side of the road.
GPS coordinates
52.84666, 22.21273
Perimeter length
262 metres.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The Jewish cemetery of Andrzejewo is situated in a small wood in the rural area of the village. The cemetery lies within the boundaries of private farmland and is mostly fenced off with electric fencing. The cemetery is demolished and no traces of its existence have been preserved, nor have any tombstones.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

Jewish settlement in Andrzejewo began in the 19th century. In 1880 there were 580 Jewish residents (48% of the total population), and by 1921 there were 277 Jews residents (28%). It is most likely that the majority of Andrzejewo’s Jews were killed in 1941 by the Nazis in Mianówek and Szumowo. The cemetery is located approximately 1.9 km northeast of the town centre in the fields, and approximately 470 metres northwest of Warszawska Street (the road to Przeździecko-Grzymek).

The cemetery is rectangular in shape, with an acreage of 1.18 hectares (ha), in plot number 141602 2.0001.577. The cemetery’s foundation date is unknown, though it was most likely established in the mid-19th century at the same time as the regulation of religious facilities. The destruction of cemetery presumably began during World War II, a process which was aided by residents of neighbouring villages.

On October 9th, 1964, the Minister for Local Economy—in accordance with the decree of the Local Council Presidium of Andrzejewo—signed a by-law commencing the closure of the cemetery. The accompanying documentation stated the following: “Jewish cemetery in Andrzejewo, acreage 1,18 ha, defunct since 1939, fallen into disrepair and not maintained.” The “Cemetery Card” from 1988 states that: “The plan of the cemetery is unclear, [the arrangement of tombstones] deeply degraded, buildings: deeply degraded, tombstones and buildings: deeply degraded, area completely overgrown.” It also indicates that the area was further destroyed by its use as pasture for cattle and horses. At the time, there were no tombstones in the cemetery, and it was not fenced. The cemetery has fallen into disrepair. The area is partly wooded, littered, and contains some farming equipment. There are no memorials, and no information regarding ownership. The cemetery is part of the local and voivodeship register of historical landmarks. It is not part of the register of immovable monuments.

Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery
Andrzejewo Jewish Cemetery