Grabowiec New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Lublin Voivodeship
Site address
The cemetery is located adjacent to 138, Grabowiec-Góra Street.
GPS coordinates
50.8135, 23.56355
Perimeter length
360 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery, overgrown by woods. No traces of the cemetery have been preserved.
Number of existing gravestones
10 matzevot and 14 fragments from the entire area of Grabowiec are stored in a warehouse belonging to the Agricultural Association Cooperative (SKR), at No.118 Grabowiec-Góra.
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 Grabowiec was established in 1891 and is located approximately 1 km south-east of the market square, in a ravine. There is no detailed information about its history or its appearance. In the interwar period, the cemetery was shaped like an elongated, irregular pentagon, and covered an area of approximately 1.3 hectares. During World War II, it was wrecked by the Germans, and the matzevot were used for construction purposes. The Nazis executed Jews in the cemetery (there is information about at least 33 people who were killed), and the bodies were buried in mass graves that are unmarked and have not been located. After the war, all traces of the cemetery disappeared. Currently, the area is densely covered with self-seeding trees and shrubs. There are no traces of the cemetery and the borders are imperceptible. In recent years, tombstones found in the town and its vicinity have been gathered in the building of the Regional Remembrance Chamber. So far, 29 matzevot have been found. 26 of them are from the new cemetery (the oldest one dates to 1894) and are made of sandstone and limestone.