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Alternate names: Wizna [Pol], Vizhna, ויזנה [Yid], Vizna, Визна [Rus], Wyzne. 53°12' N, 22°23' E, 12 miles E of Łomża, 32 miles W of Białystok, 6.7 miles SSE of Jedwabne in former Lomza gubernia, now in Podlaskie Province, Lomzynski District in northeastern Poland. 1900 Jewish population: 876. !920 Jewish population: 714. Yizkor: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 4: Warsaw and its region (Jerusalem, 1989). This village in Łomża powiat, Podlaskie Voivodeship, NE Poland on the Biebrza River. Most of the Jewish population lived around the Rynek (Town Square) and  nearby. In 1765, 16 Jewish families (about 75 individuals) lived in Wizna. Most were small merchants, craftsman, and laborers. In the small village of Witkowo on the Narew River to the north side of Wizna, a few Jewish families were farmers and fishermen. The Gostkowski family operated a ferry on the Narew River for over 100 years prior to the construction of the bridge. Several dozen Jewish men were hot by the invading Germans under Hauptsturmfuehrer Schaper. Information. [July 2009]

  • Wizna Cemetery : Normal 0 Located north of Witkowo, about 200 yards from the bridge to Bialystok on the unpaved road along the Narew River to the small town of Rus. At the top of a hill in a heavily-wooded area and along a path behind some farmhouses, heavy vegetation covers the few remaining gravestones. photos. town information. [February 2002, updated July 2009]
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