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GRODNO GUBERNIYA POLAND IMAGING PROJECT

SURVEY OF JEWISH CEMETERIES

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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Wasilkow

GPS: 5312'N 2313'E

Size: c.1 acre

Number of matzevoth: < 20 (16 counted; supports)

Bagnowka.com: Wasilkow Gallery (1988, 1997)

Directions: The cemetery is not difficult to locate. From Bialystok, take highway 19 north for approximately 9 km. On entering Wasilkow, turn right (east) on the road to Dabrowki at the northern edge of town. Proceed to Ul. Slowackiego and turn right. The cemetery will be on the right corner; a residential street is opposite the cemetery. Three large metal Stars of David will mark the cemetery (Image 1)

Image 1

Conditions: The cemetery seems to be situated within a (park) construction area, with a cobblestone path dividing the cemetery in two (Image 2) and leading to a back walkway and wall (noise buffer from highway?) (Image 3). 16 matzevoth were counted with inscriptions in varying degrees of legibility (Image 4-5). Some gravesites are sunken. A few bases and supports remain (Image 6). Some fragments were noted along with litter (Image 7). The greatest threats appear to be the ongoing construction and signs that the area is used for

recreation (e.g. tree house, play house) (Images 8-9).

 

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