Wyszków Memorial Book
(Wyszków, Poland)

Translation of
Sefer Wyszków

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

Original Yizkor Book edited by: D. Shtokfish
Published in Tel Aviv in 1964
By the Wyszków Association of Former Residents in Israel and Abroad (Hebrew and Yiddish, 351 pages).
Translation Project Coordinator: Howard B. Orenstein
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz, Impulse Graphics LLC
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5,”,784 pages with all original illustrations and photographs.

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The town of Wyszków, about 35 miles northeast of Warsaw, lies along the Bug River. Jewish people started to inhabit the town in the late 1700s and were engaged as merchants and craftsmen. In the 19th and 20th centuries, they began to engage with small trade. Before World War I, Jews owned various businesses such soda water factories, ice cream parlors, and a railway carriage production factory. Also, they were involved in processing forest products and established wood tar factories.

In the 19th century, the Hassidim began to play a greater role in the community and dominated it in the second half of the 19th century. The establishment of Yeshiva “Beis Yosef” in 1908 was an example of the influences of orthodox society.

After the town was invaded and occupied by the Germans in September 1939, the town commandant evicted all the Jews. Nearly 80 Jews and eight Poles were forced into a barn which was then set on fire. Everyone perished. During the first days of the occupation, the Germans rounded-up and killed approximately 1,000 Jews. As the war ensued, others were sent to death camps. Some Jewish residents of Wyszków managed to escape. Some reached Polish territory which had been occupied by the Russians. Those who managed to survive relocated to many countries around the globe, mostly the United States of America and the State of Israel.

This Yizkor Book serves as a memorial to all the victims of the Shoah from Wyszków and nearby towns.

For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and cultural information that can provide us with a picture of the environment our ancestors left when they left the town.


Located at 52°36' North Latitude and 21°28' East Longitude


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Kamieńczyk 3 miles E
    Brańszczyk 6 miles ENE
    Poręba Średnia 11 miles ENE
    Poręba-Kocęby 11 miles NE
    Jadów 12 miles SE
    Łopianka 12 miles ESE
    Tłuszcz 13 miles S
    Długosiodło 13 miles NNE
    Baczki 14 miles ESE
    Pułtusk 17 miles WNW
    Radzymin 17 miles SW
    Brok 17 miles ENE
    Serock 18 miles WSW
    Stoczek 19 miles E
    Wołomin 20 miles SSW
    Różan 20 miles N


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