Yizkor Book of
Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland #2

Translation of
Ostrow Mazowiecka
(Ostrów Mazowiecka, Poland)

Published by the JewishGen Press
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Translator and Editor: Gary S. Schiff, Ph.D.
Translation Project Coordinator: Michael Richman
Original Book Written and Edited by: Yehuda Leib Levin
Published in Hebrew in Jerusalem-Tel Aviv 1965/1966
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 392 pages with all illustrations.

Available from JewishGen for $39.00

Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book. If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert into the back of the book.


This memorial book, written by a survivor, tells the fascinating story of the Jewish community of the town of Ostrow Mazowiecka (called Ostroveh by Jews), Poland, from its inception in the mid-1700s until its destruction in the Holocaust. It tells the story of conflict and compromise, early on between Hassidim and Mitnagdim, and later between traditionalists and modernists (Zionists, socialists, etc.), and between Jews and non-Jews, during tumultuous historic events: the partition of Poland in the late 18th century; tsarist oppression and pogroms in the 19th; war and occupation by both Russians and Germans in both World Wars and the occupation, escape to Russia by some Jews, and final extermination of the remaining Jews by the Nazis in World War II.

The book also discusses schools, yeshivot, charities, political parties, leading rabbis and lay leaders. Translated from Hebrew and edited by a descendant of one of the town's oldest families, it also contains additional new material (photographs, maps, and explanatory footnotes) that provides a broader picture of this once prominent Jewish community.

Ostrow Mazowiecka is located at 52°48' North Latitute 21°54' East Longitude, 54 miles North-East of Warsaw

Alternate names for the town are: Ostrów Mazowiecka [Polish], Ostrov- Mazovyetsk [Yiddish], Ostroveh, Ostrova [Yiddish], Ostrów, Ostrov, Ostrove, Ostreve, Mazovyetska, Ostrov-Mazovetskiy


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Baczki 19 miles SSW
    Brok 7 miles SSW
    Kosewo 8 miles N
    Małkinia Górna 9 miles SSE
    Prostyń 10 miles SSE
    Zaręby Kościelne 10 miles
    Wąsewo 11 miles WNW
    Poręba-Kocęby 11 miles SW
    Poręba Średnia 12 miles SW
    Andrzejewo 12 miles ENE
    Szumowo 12 miles NE
    Czerwin 12 miles NNW
    Długosiodło 13 miles W
    Goworowo 16 miles WNW
    Śniadowo 17 miles NNE
    Brańszczyk 17 miles SW
    Stoczek 17 miles S
    Kosów Lacki 17 miles SE
    Czyżew-Osada 17 miles E
    Łopianka 19 miles SSW

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