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Jewish Families from Miloslaw in Wrzesnia, Poland

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This project seeks to identify and collect individuals from the town of Miloslaw in the Wrzesnia area of Poland. This is not the town of Mieroszow or Mirosov each of which has a project of its own. Miloslaw is 27 miles ESE of Poznań (Posen), 9 miles SSW of Września (Wreschen).

The Jewish cemetery in Miłosław is located east of the city, at the end of street Kossak. Its location is indicated on the military map of the Pyzdr area published in 1935 . As a result of the devastation, no gravestones have survived to the present day in the cemetery. The area is forested.

From the International Jewish Cemetery Project for Poland: Accessed July 2017

"MILOSLAW: Wielkopolski Coat of arms of Gmina Miłosław Alternate names: Miłosław [Pol], Miloslaw [Ger], Liebenau [Ger, 1939-43], Liebenstädt [Ger, 1943-45]. 52°12' N, 17°30' E, 27 miles ESE of Poznań (Posen), 9 miles SSW of Września (Wreschen). Jewish population: 403 (in 1871), 44 (in 1921). Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), VI, p. 439: "Miłosław". Normal 0 Gmina Miłosław is an urban-rural administrative district in Września County, Greater Poland Voivodeship in west-central Poland with its seat in the town of Miłosław, 16 km (10 mi) SW of Września and 45 km (28 mi) SE of the regional capital Poznań. The 2006 total population was 10,266 (of which the town of Miłosław amounts to 3,589). Apart from the town of Miłosław, Gmina Miłosław contains the villages and settlements of Bagatelka, Białe Piątkowo, Biechówko, Biechowo, Bugaj, Chlebowo, Chrustowo, Czeszewo, Czeszewo-Budy, Franulka, Gorzyce, Kębłowo, Kozubiec, Książno, Lipie, Mikuszewo, Nowa Wieś Podgórna, Pałczyn, Rudki, Skotniki and Szczodrzejewo. [June 2009] US Commission No. POCE000439 Miloslaw is located in Poznan at 17º29 52º12, 50 km from Poznan. Cemetery location: 1 km S. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 without Jews. Local: Urzad Miasta i Gminy, ul. Wnesinska 19, tel. 13. Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 696464. Interested: Towarzystwo Miloslawia i Ziemi Miloslawskiej, Pan Dominik Poglodzinski, Pl. Wiosny Ludow. 1921 Jewish population (census) was 44 (1.8%). Orthodox and Conservative Jews used this cemetery, 1 km from congregation. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing the state agricultural farm Alternate name: Bugaj, access is open to all without wall or gate. There are no gravestones or structures. One removed stone is at Mz. Poglodzinski. Municipality owns site. Properties adjacent are forest. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. No maintenance or care. Security and vegetation are very serious threats. Pniewski Slawomir, ul. Prybyszewskiego 41/1 completed survey Aug 1991. Site not visited; no interviews. Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:13"

Several researchers on the Jewish Gen Family Finder (JGFF) database are looking for people from this town.

40 individuals who were born in this town are listed on the Juden em Deutsch Reich web site.

About 20 individuals who were born in Miloslaw perished in the Holocaust. They are documented on Yad Vashem. Among others Adolf, Georg, and Max Adams are listed.

The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835, Revised Edition, by Luft, published by Avotaynu in 2004 lists 25 individuals who achieved citizenship in Miloslaw. These include Hirsch Nosson, Abraham Melich, Kapphahn Mannes Leib, Abraham Wreschner, Michael Wolffsohn, Itzig and Israel and Marcus Wittowski, Marcus Wattenberg and several others.