Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Poland
Region
Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship
District
Olsztyn
Settlement
Dobre Miasto
Site address
Zientary-Malewskiej, 19. Dobre Miasto. Former cemetery area is situated on the interception of Garnizonowa and Zientary-Malewskiej streets with Mickiewicza Street.
GPS coordinates
53.988751, 20.414484
Perimeter length
157 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Jewish cemetery of Dobre Miasto was situated on the eastern outskirts of the town. Currently, cemetery area is demolished and overbuilt with single-family houses and part of the Mickiewicza street. No tombstones survived.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones have preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The religious cemetery was established as early as 1814. On May 24 of the same year, a month after settling in Dobre Miasto, Lippmann Abraham Stahl, acting as the community president, purchased a plot of land intended for a cemetery. It was located outside the town, on the left side of the sandy road leading to the fulling mill (Zur Walkmühle), later Pfeifenberger Allee (today’s Garnizonowa Street). The first person to be buried at the Jewish cemetery was Rachela Friedländer, nee Meirowski, wife of Aron Itzig, who died on June 4, 1816.

The cemetery was divided into two parts – the old and the new. Sandstone matzevot dominated, and tombs were common. Some of the graves were surrounded by metal fences. In 1913, Bertha Meirowski, widow of Leopold Meirowski, chairman of the commune, donated 5,000 marks to the community for the purpose of erecting a stone wall around the cemetery. In gratitude to the founder, after the completion of the investment, a commemorative marble slab was placed on the cemetery wall. Today, all traces of the necropolis on the ground have been obliterated.
(sztetl.org.pl)

Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery
Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery
Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery
Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery
Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery
Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery
Dobre Miasto Jewish Cemetery