Siedliszcze, Gmina Siedliszcze


Siedliszcze is a town in Chełm County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland It is the seat of the gmina administrative district called Gmina Siedliszcze It lies approximately 23 kilometres 14 mi west of Chełm and 42 km 26 mi east of the regional capital Lublin

The town has a population of 813

History

In 1921, there were 666 Jews living in Siedliszcze, representing 80% of the entire village’s population On June 1, 1940, the Nazis created a ghetto in Siedliszcze for the Jewish population There were about 2,000 Jews from Siedliszcze, Cracow, Lublin and Czechoslovakia in the ghetto On May 18, 1942 about 630 Jews were sent to the Sobibor extermination camp The liquidation of the ghetto took place in October 1942 when the rest of the ghetto inmates were sent to the Sobibor extermination camp During the entire Nazi occupation, regular shootings took place at the Jewish cemetery

References

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office GUS - TERYT National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal" in Polish 2008-06-01 
  2. ^ http://yahadmaporg/#village/siedliszcze-lublin-poland574


Coordinates: 51°11′40″N 23°9′50″E / 5119444°N 2316389°E / 5119444; 2316389




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