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Alternate names: Ostrów Lubelski [Pol], Ostrova [Yid], Ostrov, Ostrov Lubelski, Ostrów Podlaski, Ostrów. 51°30' N, 22°51' E, 21 miles NE of Lublin. 1900 Jewish population: ~1,000. Yizkor: Sefer-yizkor Ostrow-Lubelski - Yisker-bukh Ostrow-Lubelski, (Israel, 1987). This town in Gmina Ostrów Lubelski in Lubartów powiat, Lublin Voivodeship near three lakes: Miejskie Lake, Kleszczów Lake and Czarne Lake in an agricultural area. The gmina contains the following villages having the status of sołectwo: Bójki, Jamy, Kaznów, Kaznów-Kolonia, Kolechowice Drugie, Kolechowice Pierwsze, Kolechowice-Folwark, Kolechowice-Kolonia, Rozkopaczew (sołectwos: Rozkopaczew I and Rozkopaczew II), Rudka Kijańska and Wólka Stara Kijańska. [June 2009]

CEMETERY: The Jewish cemetery established in 1700 is located by the road to Bojk where today noo trace remains of the 1.5 hectare cemetery. [June 2009]

US Commission No. POC0000190

Located in Lublin Province at 51º30N 22º52E, 40 km from Lublin. Present population is 1000-5000 with no Jews. The cemetery is in the N part of town, by the road to Bojki.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta i Gminy, ul. Czeiwonego Knyza, tel.75 and region Konserwator Zabytkow, mgr. inz M. Lowolecka, Lublin Pl. Litewski 1, Tel.290-35.

The earliest known Jewish community was established in 1634. 1928 Jewish population was 1763. The unlandmarked cemetery was established at beginning of 17th century with last known Orthodox Jewish burial in 1942. The isolated formerly suburban, now urban, flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. Before WW II, the site was 1.5ha., now reduced to 0.8 ha due to industrial and commercial development. No gravestones are visible. Many removed stones were incorporated into the road to Lubartow. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial---a sawmill, school and forest. The present owner of the site is unknown. Private persons rarely visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Major problems are security, incompatible nearby and planned development. The area is not fenced; the square in front of the sawmill is intended for development.

Pawel Sygowski, ul. Kalinowenzyzna 64/59, 20-201 Lublin tel.772078 completed survey in Dec. 1991. Pawel visited the site May 1990.

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