Ustrzyki Dolne Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Ustrzyki Dolne
Site address
The cemetery is located to the West of the city stadium, however it is hardly accessible. It can be accessed via the black tourist route, which is signposted near the stadium. It can also be accessed by following the abandoned railway track near the stadium, after around 100m proceed up the hill.
GPS coordinates
49.4273, 22.58804
Perimeter length
395 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is unfenced, and there's a threat from overgrowth in the future from grass and bushes. The matzevot are mostly in situ, and many of them have remarkable, unique ornamentation with animal, floral or object motifs, with great artistic value. There is an old gate standing in situ at the entrance of the cemetery, but the former fence is completely missing. A fence is urgently needed.
Number of existing gravestones
237. Some of the matzevot are in in good condition, many others are leaning, have fallen or are overgrown with moss, without legible inscriptions. The cemetery is partially overgrown and needs cleaning up and fencing. The matzevot are richly ornamented.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The matzevot of the cemetery are from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is known that the Germans used some matzevot to pave the streets. In 1993 and 1995, during renovation works, several dozen of them were found and transported back to the cemetery. Jews from Krościenko, Ustianowa and other nearby villages were also buried within the necropolis.