The Jewish cemetery in Zalewo was established in 1829. The last burial took place in the late 1930s. During the Second World War, the Jewish cemetery was devastated by the Germans. Only a few gravestones have been preserved in the area of 0.1 ha, the oldest of which originated in 1860. The matzevot were granite. They bear the typical decorations and inscriptions in Yiddish and German.

The cemetery was entered into the Register of Historical Monuments on January 9, 1992, entry no A-3970/O[1.1]. Recently, the local Association "Więź Społeczna" (Social Bond), in cooperation with Stefan Batory Foundation managed the cleaning up of the cemetery: it was restored and fenced off.

  • [1.1] A. Mrozek, Zabytkowe obiekty kształtowanej zieleni, w: Dziedzictwo kulturowe Warmii – Mazur – Powiśla. Stan zachowania, potencjały i problemy, red. J. Wysocki, Olsztyn 2006, s. 242.