On top of a steep hill on the road out of the town of Skwierzyna (former: Schwerin an der Warthe) to Międzyrzecz and overlooking the town a disused Jewish cemetery can be found. The cemetery covers an area of more than two hectares (or five acres) and includes almost 250 mostly sandstone tombstones. The earliest surviving of these gravestones dating back to 1736. And the most recent from 1933. Although, the cemetery has suffered some vandalism over the years and is currently in a state of disrepair it is without doubt a little-known gem among Jewish cemeteries in Poland.
Skwierzyna is located in the province of Lubuskie in the west of Poland. Back to Międzyrzecz main page.
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Places of Interest:
German Nazi Ostwall Fortifications
Disused Jewish Cemetery; Soviet War Cemetery
Old images of pre-war Meseritz
Regional links: Lubuskie Lake District
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