Lutowiska Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Site address
Take the road 896, pass the Catholic cemetery on the left hand side, and at the next junction turn right, towards the viewpoint. Then go straight for 350m and then the Jewish cemetery will be on the right.
GPS coordinates
49.2501, 22.70084
Perimeter length
452 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery had a wooden fence however it is no longer there. It urgently needs fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
500. There are many beautifully engraved tombstones, with unique ornamentation of animal, floral and object motifs, of great artistic value. Many tombstones are leaning or are covered with moss, making the inscriptions difficult to read. The cemetery is partially overgrown by trees, bushes and tall grass, there's a serious threat of overforestation. According to, during a long term research project in 2002, the researchers found and identified around 1000 tombstones in the cemetery.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery in Lutowiska was likely established in the second half of the 18th century, on a hill in the eastern part of Lutowiska, around 400m from the center of the village. The necropolis served as a burial place for Jews from Lutowiska and also the surrounding towns, including Polany, Skorodny, Stuposianów and Zatwarnica.

It survived World War II in a fairly good condition and as such, next to Lesko, it is one of the best-preserved Jewish cemeteries in south-eastern Poland. It has not been entered in the register of monuments.
There were also no mass executions there, which was the case in many other Jewish cemeteries.

The Jews living in Lutowiska and its vicinity were murdered by the Ukrainians on the night of June 22-23, 1942, near the local church.