Three photographs of a little-known Jewish cemetery in Lubuskie, western Poland.
This somewhat neglected Jewish cemetery is located high on a hill overlooking the small town of Skwierzyna in the west of Poland. It contains more than two hundred graves with the earliest we could identify dating back to 1747. Most headstones are made of Sandstone. Many have unfortunately suffered damage since the cemetery went out of use before the Second World War.
Although, now very much a part of Poland this location was part of Germany until 1945 and the town named Schwerin an der Warthe.
Related content: more about Skwierzyna.
An old picture postcard featuring three photographs of Swierkocin / Fichtwerder, c.1904.
Here are a selection of old photographs from our private collection of images of the village of Świerkocin (Fichtwerder), near Gorzów (Landsberg), in Lubuskie, Poland.
People gathered outside the village store in Swierkocin / Fichtwerder, c.1909.
Four different images of Swierkocin / Fichtwerder on an old postcard. Mailed in 1931 to Stettin / Szczecin.
The bridge over the River Warta (Warthe) in Świerkocin, c.1944. Also visible is a windmill and guesthouse.
See also: Information on and images of nearby Krzeszyce (Kriescht N-M) and Nowiny Wielkie (Döllensradung).
A paddle steamer boat on the River Warta in Gorzów Wlkp (Landsberg an der Warthe), c.1918
The River Warta
The River Warta (Warthe) is a river in west-central Poland. It is a tributary of the mighty Oder / Oder river. With a length of approximately 800 kilometres (500 miles) the Warta is Poland’s third longest river. It is navigable by boat for more than half of its length from where it meets the River Oder / Odra in Kostrzyn on the Polish / German border right through to Konin. The Warta river is connected to the River Vistula by the River Noteć and the Bydgoszcz Canal near Bydgoszcz.
The bridge over the Warta (Warthe) river in Skwierzyna (Schwerin an der Warthe), c.1937.
Interesting Warta related facts
- The Warta flows though many fascinating towns and cities. These include: Częstochowa, Warta, Koło, Śrem, Poznań, Wronki, Sieraków, Międzychód, Skwierzyna, Santok, Gorzów, and Kostrzyn nad Odrą.
- The Warta river is mentioned in the second stanza of the Polish national anthem.
- The Warta is popular with anglers and fish such as catfish, river trout, grayling, perch, pike, and barbel are frequently caught.
- The section of the Warta between Skwierzyna and Gorzow is often paddled by more adventurous canoe and kayak enthusiasts.
A scan of a water colour painting of the River Warta near Santok, Lubuskie, Poland.
Related content on Polish Poland: Information on and photographs of the nearby River Obra.