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 standing.    

Gristow map  

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 Entering Gristow from the east.
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Where the firehouse once stood is now a small bus station, on the right.
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Formerly the farm of Wilhelm BENTER 
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The former Gristow Schulhaus.  The Polish 'monument' badge has been removed and it's now abandoned.

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The barn on the left is labeled "H. Sarnow 1912".  Hermann Sarnow was still living there in 1945.

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Looking south from the north edge of Gristow.

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 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.
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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.

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