Gristow - Chrzaszczewo
I reached Gristow in the morning of my second day in
Poland. I was pretty excited, since thanks to Gunther Harder's books
I knew more about this village (and Bünnewitz) than any of the others.
I wasn't disappointed, either. Although all the half-timbered
houses of the 19th century are gone, almost everything pre-war is still
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Entering Gristow from the east.
Where the firehouse once stood is now a small bus station, on the right.
Formerly the farm of Wilhelm BENTER
The former Gristow Schulhaus. The Polish 'monument' badge has been removed and it's now abandoned.
The barn on the left is labeled "H. Sarnow 1912". Hermann Sarnow was still living there in 1945.
An old farm standing by itself along the road north from Gristow. Gunther Harder's maps show it belonging to a Fritz Rackow in 1945.
The group of farms that was known as Kahnschen, to the NNE of Gristow. I couldn't find a road to it that wasn't a complete morass.