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Coat of arms of Kurów Alternate names: Kurów [Pol], Koruv, קאריוו [Yid], Kariv, Koriv, Korva, Kuruv. Курув [Rus]. 51°23' N, 22°12' E, 10 miles ESE of Puławy, 18 miles WNW of Lublin, 45 miles E of Radom. 1900 Jewish population: about 2,000 (56.8%).

Yisker-bukh Koriv; sefer yizkor, matsevet zikaron la-ayaratenu Koriv. (Tel Aviv, 1955).

Yiskor book in memoriam of our hometown Kurow [Feb 2011]

Kurów is a village in SE Poland between Puławy and Lublin on the Kurówka River and seat of a separate administrative district called Gmina Kurów within Lublin Voivodeship. The village had 2804 inhabitants in 2008. During WWII, more than 1,000 Jews were sent to Ryki and then Treblinka. Map [June 2009]

Old Jewish Cemetery: On ulica Nowe, the 0.4 ha cemetery was established in second half of 16th century when the first Jews began to settle. Destroyed during World War I, no fragments of matzevot left. The terrain was built over.

New Jewish Cemetery: On Blich St., the 0.8 ha cemetery was established in 19th century with the last burial in 1942. No fragments of matzevot are left.

US Commission No. POCE000173   

KUROW I:  Kurow (I) is located in Lublin at 51°24' 22°12', 31 km from Lublin. Cemetery location: in the center around 100 m SW of the market square; Mowa St. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Gminy, ul. Lubelska 29, tel. 71.
  • Regional: region Konserwator Zabytkow, mgr. H. Landecka, Lublin, pl. Litewski 1, tel. 290-35.

Earliest known Jewish community was 16th century. 1921 Jewish population was 2230 (56.8%). Effecting the Jewish community was WWII. The Jewish cemetery was established the second half of the 16th century with last Orthodox burial was second half of 19th century. Lublin used this cemetery in 1648, 30 km away. The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing other public property (residential buildings), no wall or gate surround. The size of the cemetery before WWII was 0.4 hectares. There are no gravestones. Removed stones were incorporated into the road to Klementowice. Private individuals own property now private houses. There is no cemetery. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII. 1991
Pawel Sygowski, ul. Kalinowszczyzna 64/59, 20-201 Lublin, tel. 77-20-78 visited site in Nov. and completed survey Dec. [1991?] Interviews were conducted.

KUROW II:     US Commission No. POCE000174
Cemetery location: 1 km W of the market square; 100 m W of the Blich St., the approach through the road between the buildings. The Jewish cemetery was established the end of the 19th century with last Orthodox burial in 1942. Landmark: official register of monuments (1030/91). The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing a side road among buildings, access is open to all with wall or gate. The size of the cemetery before WWII was 0.8 hectares; now 0.7 hectares. There are no gravestones. Removed stones were incorporated into the road to Klementowice. There are unmarked mass graves. The property used for animal grazing, sports field, and waste dumping. There is also a barn on the eastern part of the property. Private visitors visit rarely. The cemetery, vandalized during WWII, has no maintenance or care. Security and incompatible nearby development are moderate threats.

Pawel Sygowski completed survey Dec 1991. See Kurow (I).

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