Prabuty Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Pomeranian Voivodeship
Site address
Jagiełły Street. Behind the "Dino" supermarket at 2, Kolejowa Street.
GPS coordinates
53.754357, 19.210744
Perimeter length
183 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished, unfenced cemetery, currently a small park next to the “Dino” supermarket and three rows of garages. All of these buildings are partly located in the cemetery area. The area is used for walks and as an access road to garages and the supermarket. The cemetery is not marked or commemorated in any way.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones, only two small fragments of tombstones were found by one of the trees.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

We know little about the history of the Jews of Prabuty. According to “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust”, individual Jewish families lived in Prabuty (Riesenburg) already around 1700. The religious community was founded later, but the encyclopedia does not specify the date of its creation. In 1831, 69 Jews lived in the town, in 1895 – 145. Around 1870, a synagogue was built. As in other cities, the number of Jewish inhabitants of Prabuty decreased at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. About seventy Jews lived here in 1925. As a result of the Nazi repressions, many of them left their hometown.
The date of establishing the Jewish cemetery in Prabuty is unknown. The above-mentioned encyclopedia writes about the establishment of the cemetery in the 18th century, while the Jewishgen website dates it back to around 1812. The necropolis was located on the square between Jagiełły Street and the garages built here after the war. Its location is marked on pre-war maps of Prabuty. According to information from one of the participants of the forum, the cemetery “was demolished by Poles after World War II”. Today, among the grass, one can still find single traces of tombstones.
(K. Bielawski;

Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery
Prabuty Jewish Cemetery