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Coat of arms of Klimontów Alternate names: Klimontów [Pol], Klementov [Yid], Klimontuv [Rus], Klimentov, Klimentow. Map. Russian: Климонтув. קלעמענטאָוו-Yiddish. Of the four localities named Klimontov in Poland, this one is 36 miles SE of Kielce, 13 miles W of Sandomierz (Zuzmir), and 9 miles S of Opatów (Apt). Yizkors: Myn amulike heim: My home as it was once upon a time (Ramat Gan, Israel, 1966) and Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 7: Kielce and Lublin (Jerusalem, 1999). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, pp. 150-152: "Klimontów". Jewish Klimontow photos and list of Jewish residents. This village in Sandomierz County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, in south-central Poland is the seat of the administrative district called Gmina Klimontów with a population of 2,000. Founded by Jan Zbigniew Ossoliński in 1604, Klimontów was the birthplace of Bruno Jasieński. During 1914 and 1915, bloody WWI battles here between Austrian and Russian troops created economic difficulties for the village. 1921 population: 6000 dropped to 4500 in 1939 as Jews fled the coming Nazi onslaught and immigrated. The population fell to 2200 by 1946 after the extermination of the Jewish population; Jews were sent on October 30 to Treblinka. Synagogue photos.  [June 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000244: Alternate name: Polish - Klimontów. Located in Tarnobrzeskie (Tarnobrze) at 50°40 21°27. The US Commission is not finished rechecking this file [2000].

The synagogue is still standing, but now is a soccer playground. Some burial stones can be found along the pavement. Source: Francis Grunchard: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [date?]

BOOK: Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Jewish Heritage Travel A Guide to East-Central Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1992. p. 75

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