Janow Podlaski Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Lublin Voivodeship
Biała Podlaska
Janów Podlaski
Site address
18-40 Bialska street. The locked gate is accessed from the side of Podborna street.
GPS coordinates
52.19121, 23.20643
Perimeter length
505 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Yes, the cemetery is fenced with a metal fence, there is no access from Bialska Street. A part of the fence is made of wire. On the side of Podborna Street there is a locked gate and a damaged fence next to it.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is fenced but not protected due to the lack of a gate and damage to the fence. The cemetery area is overgrown with very tall bushes and nettles, which make it impossible to enter. Lots of rubbish has been dumped at the entrance from Bialska Street. On the fence from the side of Bialska, there is a plaque informing about a social campaign aimed at restoring the matzevot to the cemetery. There are the contact details for a, Galeria Krzywa, telephone number 505 260 442 and e-mail address galeria.krzywa@wp.pl. The action is co-created with Towarzystwo Inicjatyw Twórczych Ę www.e.org.pl
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. It is a destroyed Jewish cemetery. We found a small fragment of a matzevot in the area of the cemetery. The fragment of the stone has only several letters of the inscription and it’s not possible to read the date. It’s not clear whether the tombstone was initially located there, or if it had been brought from another location.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview