Bartoszyce Jewish Cemetery
Jews appeared in Bartoszyce as early as 1737, creating a relatively large community in the 19th century. In 1843, the community consisted of 79 people, the largest number of which lived in the city in 1880, when it reached 86 people. The local cemetery was established around 1820 on a low hill, it had an area of about 0.15 ha. The above-ground part of the cemetery was removed at the turn of the 1930s and 1940s. The cemetery located at today’s Kętrzyńska Street is almost unreadable.
As a result of repressions, the Jewish community, which in 1910 consisted of 95 representatives, in 1937 had only 9 families, and in 1940 – in the year from which the last reliable information about the number of Jews in Bartoszyce comes from, we have data on 12 people. Nineteen people born or living in Bartoszyce are among the victims of the Holocaust and those who died during World War II. Before World War II, several people emigrated to the United States.
(“Żydowskie domy modlitwy oraz cmentarze na Warmii i Mazurach – stan obecny” book by Seweryn Szczepański, 2017; doi.org/10.26774/rzz.165)