Jasionowka Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Podlaskie Voivodeship
Site address
7, Szkolna Street.
GPS coordinates
53.394127, 23.036261
Perimeter length
208 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is partly fenced, because it is a part of private property. The height and type of the fence varies (it is not higher than 1.6m)
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The majority of the cemetery area isn’t overbuilt (in the north eastern part stands a building and in the north west there is a small greenhouse, a light construction made of wood and plastic foil). The territory is overgrown, especially in the southern part. Also in the southern part there is a hole (best visible on LIDAR map and photo 26) - according to information I got, the previous owner of this area tried to make a small pond there. He stopped digging when he found two human skulls, which were reburied. The area is littered, mostly by wooden planks and construction debris. The large stones could be remnants of former graves. A small fragment of the cemetery is an orchard. In the east of the area, next to the contemporary fencing, were found the remains of the cemetery masonry wall. In the area adjacent to the cemetery (No.5 Szkolna Street, which is on the east side), the owner of this place showed me remnants of Jewish mikvah.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preservedIt is a demolished cemetery, with no preserved tombstones. Apparently 15 years ago there was one remaining standing matzevah. About 25-30 years ago there were about seven tombstones standing. No information about their fate or why they are gone is known.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
The neighbouring property (No.5 Szkolna Street), adjacent to the cemetery area, has the remnants of a Jewish mikvah. The owner showed this to the survey team who took photos of a masonry wall, which was around the mikvah, the remains of the mikvah’s foundation and a large concrete bathtub belonging to the mikvah. The stones visible in the large pile come from mikvah’s masonry wall, which has fallen apart due to old age.
Drone surveys

Historical overview