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Jewish Families of Mosina Moschin in Posen, Poland

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  • Hermann Gerechter (1829 - 1905)
  • Dorothea (Dorchen) Gerechter (c.1826 - c.1902)
    Recorded in the online database of the Poznan Marriage Record project. Mother of Ludwig Gerechter who married Amalie Berwin of Bomst-Babimost. Ludwig was born in 1865. Dorothea was estimated to be bo...
  • Auguste Baum (1838 - 1918)
  • Herbert Baum (1912 - 1942)
    See the book, Berlin Ghetto: Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance , by Eric Brothers. Herbert Baum (February 10, 1912 – June 11, 1942) was a Jewish member of the German resistance against Nat...
  • Richard Gerechter (1879 - aft.1940)
    Immigrated 7/27/1894 on Normannia (NY Passenger Lists).

This project aims to collect and identify Jewish individuals that were or are connected to the Town of Mosina=Moschin in Posen area, formerly Prussia.

This Town is located about 20 km south of the city of Posen. It was in Schrimm County while in Prussia, and according to Luft had 14 people who were made citizens of The Grand Duchy of Prussia in the 1834-35 time period.

The Gerechter family seems to be quite well connected to thisTown as a number of individuals claim Mosina as their birthplace.

From the International Jewish Cemetery Project:

"MOSINA: Wielkopolskie

52°15' N 16°51' E, 175.4 miles W of Warszawa. Photos [June 2009] at http://www.kirkuty.xip.pl/mosina.htm US Commission No. POCE000455

(Alternate name: Moschin in German) Mosina is located in Poznan at 52º15 16º51, 18 km from Poznan. Cemetery location: ul. Polna. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 without Jews.

Town: Urzad Miasta i Gminy w Mosinia, pl. 20 Peidziernika, tel. 132251. Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 696464. The earliest known Jewish community was 1856. 1910 Jewish population was 109 (5.3%). The Conservative congregation was 300 m. away from the landmarked cemetery. The urban flat land, separate but near other cemeteries, has a sign or plaque in Polish that mentions Jews. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with a broken masonry wall and no gate. There are no gravestones or structures. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery and a playground. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are the same area as it was in 1939. The cemetery is rarely visited. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. Local authorities cleared vegetation occasionally. Security and erosion are moderate threats.

Pniewski Slawomir, Poznan, ul. Pnybyszewskiego 41/4. visited site and completed survey in 1991. Documentation: Heppner, A., and Herzberg, J., Aus Vergangenheit und Gegen. Die Juden und die judischen gemeinden in den Posener Landen, 1905-79, with photos.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 19:35" Accessed March 19, 2018