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Wyszków

Wyszków
Church in Wyszków
Church in Wyszków
Flag of Wyszków
Flag
Coat of arms of Wyszków
Coat of arms
Wyszków is located in Poland
Wyszków
Coordinates:
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Wyszków County
Gmina Gmina Wyszków
Established 13th century
Town rights 1502
Government
 • Mayor Grzegorz Nowosielski
Area
 • Total 20.78 km2 (8.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 27,010
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 07-200, 07-202
Area code(s) +48 029
Car plates WWY
Website http://www.wyszkow.pl

Wyszków (; Yiddish: ווישקאָווVishkov) is a town in northeastern Poland with 26,500 inhabitants (2003). It is the capital of Wyszków County (Polish: powiat wyszkowski). Wyszków is in the Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999); previously it was in the Warsaw Voivodeship (until 1975) and the Ostrołęka Voivodeship (1975–1998).

Contents

  • Description 1
  • Jews in Wyszków 2
  • Notable people from Wyszków 3
  • International relations 4
    • Twin towns — sister cities 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Description

The village of Wyszków was first documented in 1203. The town was founded in 1502. It was destroyed during the Second Northern War in 1655-1660, when it lost its significance in the region. Industry developed after 1897, when the Pilawa-Tluszcz-Ostrołęka railway was built.

Jews in Wyszków

Before World War II half of Wyszków's population of 9,000 were Jewish; after the war there were none. On 14 September 1997 a memorial to Holocaust victims was unveiled in Wyszków. It is made of reclaimed Jewish gravestones that had been removed from the site in 1939 by German forces, who used them as paving stones and to build the local Gestapo headquarters. Scores of these desecrated tombstones were recovered and incorporated as part of the monument.

Wyszków was the birthplace of Mordechaj Anielewicz in 1919.

Notable people from Wyszków

Monument to Mordechaj Anielewicz in Wyszków

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Wyszków is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ "Välissuhted" (in Estonian). Kohtla-Järve linn. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 

External links

  • Jewish Community in Wyszków on Virtual Shtetl


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