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cemetery: Pow±zki, Warszawa
photography: Jacek Michiej

Cmentarz Miłostowo w Poznaniu

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Municipal cemetery no.1 Miłostowo in Poznań - the largest in terms of area and the second in terms of the number of buried people in Poznan, located in the eastern part of the city - in Miłostów, within the Warsaw-Pomet-Maltańskie self-government housing estate, near the national road No. 92, between Warszawska and Gnieźnieńska Streets. [source: Wikipedia, 673563]
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The cemetery is located in the fork of the railway tracks towards Warsaw, Gniezno and Inowrocław. Located in the dune, forest and post-mining areas (Fort IIIa - Sułkowski, formerly Prittwitz), it covers an area of 98.69 ha, over 81,000 people were buried there. [source: Wikipedia, 673563]
It houses the quarters of Polish, Soviet and German soldiers from World War II, the Jews murdered during the occupation, and the matzevot recovered from the Jewish cemetery located at ul. Głogowska, a number of graves transferred after the war from the liquidated necropolis of Poznań, including located in the city center, as well as Evangelical lodgings (box 3, PD unit) and Orthodox (field 4, PD unit). [source: Wikipedia, 673563]
The cemetery was opened in 1943 and was intentionally located by the occupation authorities far from transport connections. Construction began in 1940, and from 1942, Jewish women from nearby German labor camps were employed, including from Lager Elektro-Mühle. For example, in March 1943, 430 prisoners were employed at the construction site. The construction work was carried out by Garten und Friedhofsamt (occupational municipal management of parks and cemeteries), and the direct contractor was the German company Dipl. Ing. Hans Pracht Strassen- und Tefbau KG, using slave labor of Jewish women Anna Ziółkowska, Lager "Elektro-Mühle", in: Kronika Miasta Poznań, No. 2/2002, pp. 307, ISSN 0137-3552 . In 1993, in the former fort, a modern cremation plant was opened and in the neighborhood, the first urn field in Poland. [source: Wikipedia, 673563]
Among the vegetation, pine, birch, poplar, alder and shrubs prevail, largely planted in the 1940s to strengthen the dunes. [source: Wikipedia, 673563]
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