Czyzewo, Poland

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Czyzewo, Lomza, Poland     52:48n  22:19e

     Czyzewo is located 69 km southwest of Bialystok and south of Lomza. 

      After the Holocaust, investigations into the deaths of Jews were conducted throughout Europe including the deaths which occurred in Czyzewo. The documentation regarding Czyzewo was obtained at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.  There were two incidents recorded for Czyzewo, both filed on September 26, 1945 by the Judge in Lomza, Poland.

      The first incident reports that the date of the execution was at the end of September or the beginning of October, 1941.  The manner of execution was a shooting.  The victims were "Jews from Czyzewo, shot during attempted escape from the march to the execution site on the grounds of the village and of the township of Szulborze-Koty, district of Ostrow Mazowiecka, Poland."  The village is about 1 km. from Czyzewo. Initially the document listed the number of murders between 100 and 150 people, but that was crossed out and then 10 persons were noted.  The execution was performed "due to attempted escape" and it was carried out by the Gestapo.

      The second document reports that individuals that were allowed to freeze to death near the railway station in Czyzewo during the winter of 1942.  All were Jews from the ghetto in Zambrow, a nearby town, on route to the death camp in Treblinca.  They were buried near the railway track, opposite the railway station.

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Urzad Stanu Cywilnego (USC) - Civil Records Office

Civil registrations began in 1808 for birth, marriage, and death.  Prior to 1826, registrations were registered together regardless of the individualís religion.  Beginning in 1826, Jewish records were recorded separately from other religions.  Records for the last 100 years are kept at the USC.  They include 1882-1915, 1923-1937.  Prior years are located at the District Archives in Lomza.


Map of Warsaw and surrounding areas including Czyzewo 

 Street map of Czyzewo

Arial map of Czyzewo