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Jewish Families from Rakwitz, Posen, Poland

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  • Sigfried Koh (1895 - d.)
  • Siegfried Koh (1889 - 1950)
    (Standesamt) Rakwitz - Geburtsurkunde, Jahr 1889Siegfried , Eltern: Herrmann Koh , Dorothea Hamburger , Kommentar des Indexierers: Rakoniewice 1889/129
  • Jacob (Jakov) Koh (1868 - d.)
  • Hermann Hirsch Koh (1863 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchiv: Koh, Hermann Hirsch geboren am 09. Mai 1863 in Rakwitz/Bomst/Posen wohnhaft in Gollnow DEPORTATION ab Stettin 12. Februar 1940, Lublin, Distrik...
  • Heinrich EDUARD von Flottwell (1786 - 1865)
    Eduard Heinrich Flottwell (23 July 1786 – 28 May 1865; after 1861 von Flottwell) was a Prussian Staatsminister. He served as Oberpräsident (governor) of the Grand Duchy of Posen (from 1830) and of the ...

Rakwitz is close to Bomst, in the area of Wollstein and Unruhstadt, formerly in the Grand Duchy of Posen.

This project attempts to identify and collect Jewish individuals from or connected to the town of Rakwitz.

Rakoniewice [rak%C9%94%C9%B2%C9%9B%CB%88v%CA%B2it%CD%A1s%C9%9B] (German: Rakwitz) is a town in Grodzisk Wielkopolski County, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland, with 3,576 inhabitants (2006). History The settlement was recorded in 1252 and named after the komes of Greater Poland, Rakoń. It received city rights in 1662 through the efforts of voyevoda of Poznań Krzysztof Grzymułtowski. Rakoniewice in the 17th century was associated with the settlement of so-called dissenters who favored property owners. The city became a center of crafts. In the years 1869-1872 Robert Koch, a German microbiologist and later Nobel laureate, conducted his first medical practice in the town, then part of Germany and known by its German name, Rakwitz. In the years 1901 - 1906 the town, was the scene of school strikes. In 1919, after World War I, the town became part of Poland. Until 1975 was part of a municipality Rakoniewice Wolsztyn county. In 1975-1998 belonged to the province Poznań. Despite the historical, geographical, economic reasons to merge with the reconstituted municipality in 1999 wolsztyńskim district and opposition of local residents of the villages for a better location for Wolsztyn, Rakoniewice joined the county Grodzisk. Source: From Wikipedia.

52°08' N 16°18' E, 199.1 miles W of Warszawa. This town in Grodzisk Wielkopolski powiat, Greater Poland Voivodeship had 3,576 inhabitants in 2006. Rakoniewice is an agricultural gmina with specializing in mushrooms and peaches in extensive woodlands. [June 2009] US Commission No. POCE000442 Alternate German name: Rakwitz. Cemetery: around 1 km NE between the road to Grodnish and the railroad in Poznanskie region. The town is located at 52º08E 16º18N, 65 km. from Poznanie. Present population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews. Local: M. Miasta i Gminy Rasonievice, ul. Dnymety 7, tel. 139. Regional: region Wonserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93 tel. 69 64 64. The owners of the former cemetery guard's house may have information about the cemetery. The earliest known Jewish community dates from 1796. 1921 Jewish population was 22 (1.1%). The cemetery was established at end of the 18th century. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked Conservative cemetery about 1 km away from former congregation. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. No stones are visible. The cemetery contains no mass graves. A private individual owns property used for an orchard. Adjacent property is agricultural and residential. It was vandalized prior to World War II. No maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery is a former cemetery guardhouse. Security and vegetation are severe threats. Pniewski Slawomi, Poznan, ul. Prybyszewokiego 37/2(or 4) visited and completed survey in August 1991 using a 1940 German map entitled Hepper "Aus Vergangandeit." Pniewski interviewed the inhabitants of the house formerly belonging to the cemetery guard. Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2009 23:55. Source: From International Jewish International Genealogical Society.

In Luft, The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835, revised edition 2004, the town is grouped in the County of Bomst, along with Wollstein and Unruhstadt. Individuals that became naturalized numbered 74 in Unruhstadt, 41 in Bomst, 80 in Wollstein and 31 in Rakwitz.

Rakwitz names include Basch, Calvary, Cohn, Glück, Gottheil, Kantorowicz, Keyser, Korach, Kurtzig, Lazarus, Lewin, Meyer, Oettig, Raphael, Sachs, Stern. May be more, this was a quick scan. has no records of cemetery photos in Rakwitz.

JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry has no records for Rakwitz.