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Alternate names: Żuromin [Pol], Zhuromin [ז'ורומין-Yid, Журомин-Rus], Zuramin. 53°04' N, 19°55' E, 37 miles NNE of Płock (Plotsk), 20 miles W of Mława, 16 miles NE of Sierpc. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIV, p. 866: "Żuromin". . 1900 Jewish population: 1,902. This town in Masovian Voivodeship about 120 km NW of Warsaw is the capital of Żuromin powiat with a 2004 population of 8,724.

Yizkor: Zuromin, Polin: sipurah shel kehilah she-nikretah (Teaneck, NJ, 2002).

KehilaLink. [May 2012]



US Commission No. POCE000377

Zuromin is located in Ciechanow at 53º04 19º55, 35 km from Mlawa. Cemetery: Zeromskiego Str. Present population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Mayor Thdeusz Szczerkowski, Pl. Warynskiego 3, 09-300 Zuromin, tel. 725-40.
  • Regional: Krzysztof Kalisciak, Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, ul. Mickiewicza 4, 06-400 Ciechanow, tel, fax: 49-52.
  • Interested: Marian Konrad Klubinski, Pelnomocnik Wojewody d.s. Kontaktow z Koscidlami i Wyznaniami,(Province's Plenipotentiary for Contacts with Churches and Denominations), Urzad Wojewodzki, ul. 17 Stylznia 7, 06-400 Ciechanow., Tel. (823) 22-55, 20-51 w 238, Fax. 2665.


The earliest known Jewish community is 1865. 1931 Jewish population (census) was 1959. The Orthodox, Sephardic Orthodox, Conservative, and Progressive/Reform cemetery was established in the 19th century with the last known Jewish burial in 1939. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, gate, or fence. The size of the cemetery, both before World War II and now, is 0.87 hectares. There are no visible gravestones in the cemetery. One of the stones was moved to No. 6A Worynskiego Street. Vegetation overgrowth in the cemetery is a seasonal problem that prevents access. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II, but not in the last ten years with no maintenance. There are no structures or known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used both as a Jewish cemetery and for waste dumping. Properties adjacent the cemetery are commercial, industrial, and agricultural. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. The greatest threat is illegal dumping site. Wojciech Henrykowski, ul. Spoldzielcza 20, 06-200 Makow Mazowieck completed survey on 4 September 1991. Slownik Geograficzny Kioleslwa Polskiego I Innycz Knajow Slowiauskich l. XIV. 1895 was documentation. The site was visited on 4 September 1991 and the employees of the communal office in Zuromin interviewed.

In 2009 the cemetery was enclosed and rededicated. and in 2011 a plaque was installed listing Jewish families that lived in the town prior to the Holocaust. Reference tp these events also can be fpund at FODZ, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland website.. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /. [Oct 2014]


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