Sianow Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

West Pomeranian Voivodeship
Site address
At the southern side of Łubuszan Street, behind the houses at 24 and 26, Łubuszan Street. Access is from a dirt road parallel to Łubuszan Street and the Polnica River.
GPS coordinates
54.229733, 16.311184
Perimeter length
134 meters
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished cemetery. The site is occupied by a partially built backyard behind houses at 24 and 26 Łubuszan Street. No traces remain of the Jewish necropolis.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. Demolished cemetery with no tombstones.
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

The Jewish cemetery in Sianów was established in the 19th century in the north-eastern part of the town, at Pollnower Strasse (now Łubuszan Street). Although Jews had lived in the town from the 1830s, it was not until the beginning of the next century that their number exceeded 20. It was too small a community to have its own necropolis, and the dead were buried in the Jewish cemetery in Szczecinek.

The largest community in Sianów was in 1871, when 53 people belonged to it, and most probably the Sianów cemetery was established in that period. It was small, with an area of ​​only about 0.1 ha, and was intended for a small number of burials, as the following decades saw a decline in the number of Jews living here – from 26 in 1885 to 19 in 1900.

In the 20th century, there was no longer a separate community and local Jews became members of the Koszalin community. The cemetery survived the Nazi period and World War II without major damage, it was liquidated only in the 1970s. It is not known what happened to the tombstones. Currently, residential buildings are built in the cemetery, the land belongs to private owners.
(West Pomeranian Encyclopedia;

Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery
Sianów Jewish Cemetery