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Obj. ID: 27310
Jewish Funerary Art
  New Jewish cemetery in Orla, Poland

© Piotr Jamski, Photographer: Jamski, Piotr, 2017

According to ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, the New Jewish cemetery in Orla was established around the mid-19th century, outside the town, to the north-east of the town centre, on the road to Szczyty, on a small hill, to the east from the intersection of Polna Street and Poświętna Street. The area was expanded over time, such as in the interwar period, when it was expanded to the west. During the war, the Germans took the tombstones for utility purposes (including road construction), and after the war, local residents continued to steal the tombstones. During the war, victims of executions were buried in the cemetery. Currently, the boundaries of the cemetery on the side of the road are visible. On the northern and eastern side, however, they are imperceptible. The area of the cemetery is covered with grass and a few self-seeding trees. At least 33 tombstones made of granite field boulders have survived, mostly with legible inscriptions. The tombstones date from 1856 to the turn of the 20th century. In 2019, a commemorative stone was placed in the cemetery.

ESJF surveyors found 45 tombstones at the site, some only in fragments. Their inscriptions are barely legible, with no clear dates. This is an unfenced Jewish cemetery, but with clear and delineated boundaries. 

Perimeter length: 390 meters

The new Jewish cemetery in Orla is located at the corner of Polna and Poświętna (formerly Armii Czerwonej) streets. Cadastral parcel no. 200306_2.0013.616.

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