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Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group



by Heidi M. Szpek, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies

Central Washington University

May 2007

Partial funding provided by: The Department of Philosophy & The Office of International Studies and Programs Grant Committee,

Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington 98926, USA


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Janow Sokolski


Janów Sokólski

GPS: 53°28'N 23°14'E

Size: c. 2 acres

Number of matzevoth: < 200 (157 counted; 75% in situ; supports; plus mounds that may cover additional supports or matzevoth)

Bagnowka.com: Janow Sokolski Gallery (photographed in 1990)


Image 1


Directions: The cemetery is not difficult to locate. From Bialystok, It is reached by traveling N on Highway 8 for about 39 km to the town of Korycin. Just past Korycin, turn right (east) onto route 671 for about 12 km to Janow Sokolski (or simply Janow). In Janow take a left (north) on the road to Suchowola, which quickly forks. Go right on the smaller road to Kuplisk. The cemetery will shortly be on your right. The only access is to park along the road and walk along the edge of the farmer’s field about 50 feet (Image 1). The NW corner will be marked with trees and the tall concrete support where a gate once stood.


Conditions: The cemetery is completely surrounded by agricultural fields, though a small forest area remains at the southern edge. The cemetery covers approximately 2 acres, mostly open and grassy, and visible from the road (Images 1-3). The sign that once warned against grazing on this area (see Bagnowka gallery) is no longer present, but a tall concrete beam that once held the cemetery gate still stands (Image 4). 157 matzevoth, most in situ, were counted, most

boulder-style (Images 5-6), though support beams are present. Additionally, numerous mounds that may cover matzevoth or supports are also present. Many matzevoth are covered with moss or lichen (Image 7). The greatest threats are from possible encroaching agricultural fields and erosion of inscriptions due to weather.


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