Makow Mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Masovian Voivodeship
Maków Mazowiecki
Maków Mazowiecki
Site address
26, Ciechanowska Street. The former cemetery area is situated along the northern side of Ciechanowska Street.
GPS coordinates
52.8697515, 21.0944366
Perimeter length
564 metres.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The New Jewish cemetery of Maków Mazowiecki is situated on the north-western outskirts of the town. The area is demolished and overbuilt with private commercial and industrial facilities. No traces of the cemetery have been preserved and there are no tombstones.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones have been preserved in situ. Recovered tombstones from the new and old Jewish cemeteries of Maków were used for the construction of the lapidarium on Adamowska Street.
Date of oldest tombstone
1881/1882 (fragment in the lapidarium).
Date of newest tombstone
1930 (fragment in the lapidarium).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The new Jewish cemetery in Maków Mazowiecki is located in the northeastern part of the town, about 650 metres northwest of the market square, at 26 Ciechanowska Street. The cemetery was established at the end of the 18th century. It is mentioned in the protocol of the visit to the Catholic parish in Maków Mazowiecki from 1781: “The Jews own […] cemeteries, that is, two old cemeteries outside the town, and the third one has been built recently.” According to the Cemetery Card, the cemetery was opened around 1870. No further information is available on the history of the cemetery. During World War II, the cemetery fell into disrepair. The last known burial took place in 1946 when the exhumed bodies of the Holocaust victims were transferred to the cemetery.

In the 1950s, a grain warehouse of the milling company in Ciechanów was built at the cemetery. Currently, it is used by Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowe Damian Spółka Jawna. No tombstones have survived in the cemetery. The borders are imperceptible and there is no form of commemoration. Some matzevot were used in 1987 to build a lapidarium in the old cemetery in Maków Mazowiecki. Tombstones found in recent years have been secured on the property of Wojciech Henrykowski and in the Center for Cultural Dialogue “Dom Wesołka”. The cemetery is listed in the Municipal and Provincial Register of Monuments.

The first records of Jews in Maków Mazowiecki date to the 16th century. In 1910, 6,131 Jews lived in the town (68.2% of the population), and 3,369 in 1921. In 1940, the Germans displaced some Jews to Węgrów, and at the end of 1940, they established a ghetto in Maków Mazowiecki. Most of the people confined there were murdered in KL Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942. The mikveh and the synagogue have survived in the town until now.

Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery
Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery
Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery
Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery
Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery
Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery
Maków mazowiecki New Jewish Cemetery