Alternate names: Stawiski [Pol], Stavisk, סטאוויסק [Yid], Staviski, Стависки [Rus]. 53°22' N, 22°09' E, 13 miles NNE of Łomża, 10 miles E of Kolno. 1900 Jewish population: 2,554. Yizkor: Stawiski; sefer yizkor, (Tel Aviv, 1973). Stawiski is a town on the River Dzierzbia in NE Poland, Kolno powiat, Podlaskie Voivodeship, 16 km (10 mi) E of Kolno and 74 km (46 mi) W of the regional capital Białystok and is the administrative seat of Gmina Stawiski. It is the hometown of the famous chess player Akiba Rubinstein. Stawiski blog spot. photos. Jewish Stawiski. [July 2009] Normal 0
CEMETERY: Located south of the city on the east side of the road leading to the Lomza in the medieval castle, the 3-ha, landmarked cemetery was destroyed during WWII with the devastation continuing after liberation. Only a few tombstones, mostly granite, remain among the intense vegetation without a fence. A Holocaust mass grave in the nearby forest dates from 1941. [July 2009]
Jewish Cemetery: Located on Lomza Road, in Lomza province, Bialystok region at 53°22' 22°09', 13 miles NNE of £omza. Alternate/former Yiddish name is Stavisk. Present population is 5,000 - 25,000 with no Jews.
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