Sztum Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery in Sztum is located in the eastern part of the city, between the lake and Kochanowskiego Street, within the present city park. According to unconfirmed information, the cemetery was established around 1750, though it seems more likely that its foundation dates back to the beginning of the 19th century.
The facility has undergone far-reaching devastation. On April 8, 1961, the Minister of Municipal Economy – following a resolution of the Presidium of the City National Council in Sztum – signed an order to close the cemetery. The attached documentation states that the cemetery covers a plot of 0.1387 hectares and that the last burial took place in 1939.
In the spring of 2007, local community workers near the headquarters of Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji at ul. Kochanowski found a fragment of a matzevah with inscriptions in Hebrew and German. During another on-site visit in December 2009, another monument was found at a rubble dump 300 meters from the cemetery – one from the grave of Therese Friedlaender, who died in 1919 – and a number of decorative fragments of other tombstones. The monuments were handed over to the museum in Sztum, which is currently under construction.
The cemetery is entered in the municipal and provincial register of monuments, though it is not entered in the register of immovable monuments of the Pomeranian Province. (K. Bielawski; cmentarze-zydowskie.pl)