Pilzno Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Site address
Leaving Pilzno via Węgierska Street, turn east on a gravel road. The cemetery will be along the right hand side of the road. The adjacent household plots on Węgierska Street, 81A-81C are on the left hand side of the road.
GPS coordinates
49.96628, 21.29219
Perimeter length
434 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a wire fence, 2m high, with a brick and iron gate.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is located in a rural area on southern outskirts of Pilzno. The adjacent lands are in agricultural use. The territory is clean, the ground is covered with wild grasses. There are 3 Holocaust memorials: the first monument was erected in 1945. The other two are modern.
Number of existing gravestones
10. There are 3 intact tombstones, the others remaining pieces are foundations.
Date of oldest tombstone
1899, 1900
Date of newest tombstone
1943 (date on mass grave memorial).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

NID mentions that the Jewish community of Krakow (GWZ in Krakow) owns the cemetery land.
According to the neighbor Aneta Janaś, whose father used remembered the old cemetery, the current fence was built over the old one. There is a cholera cemetery nearby and it is likely that Jews were also buried there (it is now partly overbuilt). As such, it is believed that the total cemetery territory was larger.
Location of the cholera cemetery 49.967671, 21.291456