Annopol New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Lublin Voivodeship
Site address
The cemetery is located adjacent to 3, Leśna Street.
GPS coordinates
50.88723, 21.85053
Perimeter length
279 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Yes, there is a metal mesh fence about 1,7 metres high.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is fenced but unprotected – the gate is not closed & the fence is damaged in few places. Many tombstones have been preserved. The territory does not look overgrown.
Number of existing gravestones
53. 47 tombstones mostly overturned and 6 fragments of tombstones next to the monument have survived.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The new Jewish cemetery in Annopol was established around 1800 and was located about 400 metres northwest of the town square. There are no details about its history nor its historical appearance. It was severely damaged during World War II, and the tombstones were used for construction purposes. After the war, residents stole some of the matzevot. The cemetery was then used as land for pasture. In the 1990’s, the cemetery was cleaned up and enclosed with a metal fence. A monument dedicated to victims of the Holocaust was erected in the cemetery. The cemetery is shaped like an elongated rectangle and covers an area of 0.35 hectares. It is covered with grass and several dozen trees. Several dozen tombstones, mostly fragments, are preserved in their original place. Matzevot found in the town are also placed in the cemetery. In total, there are several dozen sandstone and concrete tombstones, the oldest of which is from 1885.