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Coat of arms of Chełmnoalso used Dabie cemetery.

Alternate names: Chełmno [Pol], Kulm [Ger], Culm. 53°21' N, 18°26' E, 70 miles S of Gdańsk (Danzig), 23 miles NE of Bydgoszcz (Bromberg).  (This is not Chełmno Extermination Camp near Chełmno nad Nerem (Kulmhof an der Nehr.) Jewish population: 463 in 1895. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, pp. 560-568: "Chełmno". Culm was the German name between 1772 and 1807 and again between 1815 and 1920. During the WWII Nazi occupation, the town was called Kulm. Also known as Culm in English, Chełmno is now most commonly used. The Story of the Chelmno Baby.  [April 2009]

REFERENCE: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. p. 74

US Commission No. AS108

Cemetery: ul. Powstancow Wielkopoiskich. Present population is 5,000-25,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Town: Piotr Mittelstaedt-burmistr, Tatiana Syta-archiwum miejskie. Urzad Miejski, ul. Dworcowa, tel. 86-02-55.
  • Regional: Mgr. Miiusiowo, Romanskyn- Konserwator Wojewodzki, 87-100 Torvn, ul. Tazienna 8, tel.26-6-92.
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