Kraskow Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Opole Voivodeship
Site address
Cemetery doesn’t have an address. From the road Kluczbork- Kraskow, turn south onto a village road after No.49. Continue for 1.4km through farming fields. The cemetery is located in a wooded area 80m west of the road. Access to the cemetery is only possible along a farm track
GPS coordinates
50.9538717, 18.1840467
Perimeter length
275 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a brick wall (1.7-2m high )on three sides of the cemetery. The northern section of the cemetery wall is missing. Some areas of the wall need repair: there are gaps in the wall near the main gate (north-western corner), where the bricks have collapsed. The main entrance to the cemetery is also made of bricks and some wire fencing.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The Jewish cemetery of Krasków is located in a wooded area in the southern part of the village, the adjacent areas are agricultural fields. The cemetery is in a remote location along a farmers road but it is accessible. The cemetery is overgrown with trees and bushes, however it is not too overgrown that it obscures the Matzevot. Some tombstones have been preserved. There is a Memorial Plaque on the wall with a Menorah memorial. Some Matzevot are broken deliberately.
Number of existing gravestones
110. Our field team found 106 tombstones, some of them were damaged, many matzevot were lying on the ground. There is also a wall lapidarium.
Date of oldest tombstone
1775 (by ESJF), 1811 (by sztetl.orrg)
Date of newest tombstone
1888 (by ESJF), 1908
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview