Józefów, Biłgoraj County

Monument in Józefów erected in 1974 to commemorate the 1942 massacre of its Jewish population by the German Nazis
Józefów former synagogue, now a heritage library, 2013.

Town in Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland, with 2,436 inhabitants (2006).

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Biłgoraj County

Unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland.

The county contains three other towns: Tarnogród, lying 21 km south of Biłgoraj, Józefów, lying 24 km east of Biłgoraj, and Frampol, 16 km north of Biłgoraj.

Roztocze

Range of hills in east-central Poland and western Ukraine which rises from the Lublin Upland and extends southeastward through Solska Forest and across the border into Ukrainian Podolia.

City Hall in Zamość, Poland
Polish ponies in the Roztocze National Park, Poland
A pond with a church on an island, Zwierzyniec.
Echo artificial lake in Zwierzyniec, Poland
The Zwierzyniec Brewery building in Zwierzyniec, Poland
Head office of the Roztocze National Park Management in Zwierzyniec, Poland
An Eastern Orthodox church in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland, now a Catholic church.
Catholic church in Łosiniec, Poland
Kościuszko square in Szczebrzeszyn, Poland.
View of Zhovkva, Ukraine

Main cities and towns of the Roztocze range include: Biłgoraj, Hrubieszów, Janów Lubelski, Józefów, Krasnobród, Kraśnik, Lubaczów, Narol, Nemyriv, Szczebrzeszyn, Tomaszów Lubelski, Yavoriv, Zamość, Zhovkva, and Zwierzyniec.

Christopher Browning

American historian who is the professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

After their return to occupied Poland in June 1942, the men were ordered to terrorize Jews in the ghettos during Operation Reinhard and carry out massacres of Polish Jews (men, women, and children) in the towns of Józefów and Łomazy.

Solska Forest

Large forest complex in southern part of the Lublin Voivodeship, about 100 km south of Lublin, Poland.

Main rivers that cross the area are the Tanew, and the Łada and main cities are Biłgoraj, Tomaszów Lubelski and Józefow.

Reserve Police Battalion 101

In Nazi Germany a paramilitary formation of the uniformed police force known as Order Police (Ordnungspolizei, abbreviated as Orpo), operating under the leadership of the SS.

Expulsion from Warthegau. Poles led to cattle trains as part of the ethnic cleansing of western Poland, utilizing Battalion 101
Memorial in the forest of Winiarczykowa Góra near Józefów, southeast of Biłgoraj, commemorating the Jewish victims of the 1942 massacre committed by the Reserve Police Battalion 101.

The murder of 1,500 Jews from Józefów ghetto, approximately 100 kilometers south of Lublin in southeastern Poland, on 13 July 1942 was performed mostly by the three platoons of the Second Company.

Wilhelm Trapp

Career policeman who commanded the Reserve Police Battalion 101 formation of Nazi Germany uniformed police force known as Order Police (Ordnungspolizei).

Memorial in the forest of Winiarczykowa Góra near Józefów, southeast of Biłgoraj commemorating the Jewish victims of the 1942 massacre committed by the Reserve Police Battalion 101

The killing of 1,500 of the 1,800 Jews from Józefów (other names: Józefów Biłgorajski, Józefów Ordynacki, Józefów Roztoczański) located twenty miles southeast of Biłgoraj in Distrikt Lublin on 13 July 1942 was performed by German (Ordnungspolizei) policemen: the 1.

Samsonówka

Village in the administrative district of Gmina Józefów, within Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.

It lies approximately 4 km east of Józefów, 27 km east of Biłgoraj, and 93 km south-east of the regional capital Lublin.

Brzeziny, Biłgoraj County

Village in the administrative district of Gmina Józefów, within Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.

It lies approximately 6 km north-west of Józefów, 20 km east of Biłgoraj, and 87 km south of the regional capital Lublin.

Hamernia

Village in the administrative district of Gmina Józefów, within Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.

It lies approximately 6 km east of Józefów, 29 km east of Biłgoraj, and 95 km south-east of the regional capital Lublin.

Długi Kąt, Lublin Voivodeship

Village in the administrative district of Gmina Józefów, within Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.

It lies approximately 6 km east of Józefów, 28 km east of Biłgoraj, and 92 km south-east of the regional capital Lublin.