|BOLIMOW: Skiermewickie/Warsawa, Nieborow and Kompina, Bolimuv, Bolimów|
Alternate names: Bolimów [Pol], Bolimov [Yid], Bolimuv [Rus], Russian: Болимув. 52°05' N, 20°10' E, 37 miles WSW of Warszawa, 10 miles ESE of Łowicz, 8 miles N of Skierniewice. 1900 Jewish population: 339. Yizkor: Lowicz; ir be-Mazovia u-seviva, sefer zikaron, (Tel Aviv, 1966).Bolimów is a village in Skierniewice County, Łódź Voivodeship in central Poland and seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Bolimów about 9 mi N of Skierniewice and 36 mi NE of the regional capital Łódź with a population of 930. Dating from at least the 15th century, it lost its city rights around 1870. This was the first place poison gas weapons ever were used during WWI (January 31, 1915); during the Battle of Bolimov, the German army shelled Russian army positions with xylyl bromide. Gmina Bolimów contains the villages and settlements of Bolimów, Bolimowska Wieś, Humin, Humin-Dobra Ziemskie, Jasionna, Joachimów-Mogiły, Józefów, Kęszyce-Wieś, Kolonia Bolimowska-Wieś, Kolonia Wola Szydłowiecka, Kurabka, Łasieczniki, Nowe Kęszyce, Podsokołów, Sierzchów, Sokołów, Wola Szydłowiecka, Wólka Łasiecka, Ziąbki and Ziemiary. old photos of the town. [April 2009]
Language button on the right: "English text" brings up:information. The earliest Jewish settlement in Bolimow was 33 Jews in Bolimow in 1794, increasing to about 500 by 1858. At the end of the 19th century, Jews receuved permission to build a synagogue and a cemetery. These served also Nieborow and Kompina. Emigration and WWI, reduced the 1939 Jewish popuation to approximately 235. Site includes much information about resident families and businesses. A ghetto established during WWII, (March 1942) by the Nazi, containing about 1500 people., locals as well as the displaced from Lodz, Strykowa, and Lowicz. The Judenrat (Jewish Council) president was Berka Mordka Man and its deputy was Zelaka Poznan. A short video of the Bolimow Jewish cemetery (posted Sept. 29, 2013) by Slawektopolewski.
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