Mieszkowice Jewish Cemetery
West Pomeranian Voivodeship
The cemetery area is behind the private property at 1, Odrzańska Street (the cemetery is adjacent to this property fence). The best entrance to the cemetery is in the north-east corner (the closest cemetery corner to the intersection of Odrzańska and Kościuszki streets), right next to the fence belonging to the property at 1, Odrzańska Street. Access is via a dirt road departing from Odrzańska Street. The cemetery adjoins this dirt road from the south-east. Cadastral parcel no. 320605_4.0006.628/10
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
From the north-east and north-west it is partly fenced with a metal mesh fence and wooden fence (belonging to adjacent properties), other sides are fenced with remains of a very low (max 70 cm) old cemetery wall, made of bricks and stones.
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
There are no remaining tombstones at the site. The area is densely overgrown, except for the north-western part, where there is a small soccer field (still one goal is standing). This part is less overgrown with vegetation, there are no bushes on it. The cemetery is adjacent to a farm, arable fields and vegetable and flower gardens. It adjoins a dirt road from the south-east. The place is not marked in any form.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Preserved construction on site
In the cemetery there is a small, ruined building made of hollow blocks and bricks, of unknown purpose. Inside there are fragments of a Christian tombstone: a concrete cross, a concrete octagonal plinth and a concrete slab.
The Jewish cemetery in Mieszkowice was established in the 19th century south-west of the city, at today’s Odrzańska Street. The local community was small (1744 – 8 people, 1890 – 24, out of a total population of 3,800 inhabitants of the town, but it had a small cemetery surrounded by a brick wall and a funeral home, now a residential building. It is not known when the cemetery was liquidated, the fate of the matzevot is unknown. There is still a large fragment of the cemetery wall.
(West Pomeranian Encyclopedia; http://encyklopedia.szczecin.pl)