Krosno by the Wislok River
Memorial Book of Jewish Community of Krosno, Poland

(Krosno, Poland)

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project

part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Coordinator: William Leibner
Editors - Jane W. Aronson and Toby Bird
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 524 pages


The history of the Krosno Jewish community is very brief but dynamic. Within a period of about ninety years a modern Jewish community was established that consisted of providing cultural, political, social, religious, and sport needs to the Jewish population. The Jewish community provided primary education to all Jewish youngsters so that they were able to read the Hebrew prayers. The community also tended to the needs of the poor and helpless Jews in the city. The Jewish population was always ready to respond to a call for help or to take active measures to solve problems. Within a matter of about two years, the Germans and their helpers managed to deracinate the entire community and its institutions. Most of the Jews of Krosno were murdered in the Belzec concentration camp. Today there is no trace of Jewish life in Krosno except for the Jewish cemetery.

This book serves as the memorial to the Jewish community of Krosno. It should be of interest to descendants and researchers of this community.

Alternate names: Krosno [Polish], Krossen [German], Kros( Yiddish)

Krosno, Poland is located at: 4941' North Latitude and 2147' East Longitude, 180 mi South of Warsaw

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Jasienica Rosielna 6 miles ENE
    Jedlicze 7 miles W
    Domaradz 8 miles NE
    Brzozów 9 miles E
    Rymanów 9 miles SSE
    Strzyżów 10 miles N
    Niebylec 11 miles NNE
    Dukla 12 miles SSWF
    Frysztak 12 miles NW
    Zarszyn 13 miles SE
    Nowy Żmigród 14 miles WSW
    Jasło 16 miles W
    Osiek Jasielski 16 miles WSW
    Czudec 16 miles N
    Błażowa 17 miles NE
    Wielopole Skrzyńskie 18 miles NNW
    Jaśliska 18 miles S
    Kołaczyce 18 miles WNW
    Bukowsko 20 miles SE

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