Czerwinsk Nad Wisla Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Masovian Voivodeship
Czerwińsk nad Wisłą
Site address
45-47, Królowej Jadwigi Street.
GPS coordinates
52.3938627, 20.3189886
Perimeter length
214 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The demolished old Jewish cemetery of Czerwińsk Nad Wisła is situated on an isolated urban hillside in the eastern part of the town. The former cemetery area covers the northern side of Królowej Jadwigi Street. The cemetery area is divided into private lots and overbuilt with single-family houses. Access to the area requires permission. No gravestones are visible and there are no known mass graves. The area has no memorial sign, nor any other markers (no wall, fence, or gate), that a Jewish cemetery used to be there.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The old Jewish cemetery in Czerwińsk was established in the first half of the 19th century and covered an approximate area of 0.8 hectares. It was destroyed during World War II. After the war, the area was designated for a housing development. No tombstones have survived, and the layout of the cemetery is currently imperceptible.

Czerwińsk was founded in 1363 under Chełmno law, although the settlement already belonged to the bishops of Płock. It was granted town rights in 1582. Jews began to settle there at the end of the 18th century, and they lived in the south-eastern part of the town. In 1808, 72 Jews lived there and by 1867 their number increased to 319 (37.9% of the population). Before World War II, the Jewish community numbered 425 people (24.7%). After the outbreak of the war, many Jews fled the town in 1940. A ghetto was created in the town, in which approximately 3,400 Jews from Czerwińsk nearby towns, including Wyszogród and Warsaw, were confined. In June 1941 and October 1942, the Jews were sent to the Nowy Dwór Ghetto and then to the death camp in Auschwitz Birkenau.