Kock in the 18th century
Polish soldiers in the Battle of Kock (1939)
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Jabłonowski Park
Death of Berek Joselewicz by Henryk Pillati

Town in eastern Poland, about 45 km north of Lublin and 120 km south-east of Warsaw.

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Battle of Kock (1939)

The final battle in the invasion of Poland at the beginning of World War II in Europe.

Polish soldiers during Battle of Kock
Monument dedicated to General Kleeberg in Kock
General Franciszek Kleeberg surrenders to Paul Otto, commander of the 13th Motorized Infantry Division, near Kock
Death and destruction by the roadside at Kock

It took place between 2–5 October 1939, near the town of Kock, in Poland.


City in eastern Poland with 30,727 inhabitants .

Collegiate church of Transfiguration
18th-century building of boarding school, currently Regional Museum
Memorial of the Holocaust victims in Kierkut Forest
Solidarity and Freedom Square
Tadeusz Kościuszko High School

On 28 October, more Jews were brought in from Adamów, Wojcieszków, Kock, Tuchowicz, and Trzebieszów, about 4,500 in total.

Gmina Kock

Urban-rural gmina in Lubartów County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.

Its seat is the town of Kock, which lies approximately 23 km north-west of Lubartów and 46 km north of the regional capital Lublin.

Lubartów County

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

The county also contains the towns of Kock, lying 23 km north-west of Lubartów, and Ostrów Lubelski, 18 km east of Lubartów.

Operation Tempest

Series of uprisings conducted during World War II against occupying German forces by the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa, abbreviated AK), the dominant force in the Polish resistance.

Polish soldiers during Warsaw Uprising.
Captain "Mruk" of the Radom–Kielce area Home Army, with a Soviet reconnaissance patrol
Polish Home Army's 7th Infantry Division, from the Radom–Kielce area, during Operation Tempest
Polish Home Army's 26th Infantry Regiment en route from the Kielce–Radom area to Warsaw in an attempt to join the Warsaw Uprising
1st company of Sambor command of Drohobycz Armia Krajowa inspectorate during Operation Tempest

After liberating the towns of Lubartów and Kock, the Division (reduced to some 3,200 men) was surrounded by the Red Army and taken prisoner.

Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

Grave of Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

Menachem Mendel Morgensztern of Kotzk, better known as the Kotzker Rebbe (1787–1859) was a Hasidic rabbi and leader.

27th Home Army Infantry Division (Poland)

World War II Polish Armia Krajowa unit fighting in the Volhynia region in 1944.

An official oath of the division's soldiers, winter 1944

It joined other Home Army units and took part in the liberation of Kock, Lubartów, and the village Firlej on July 21.


Grave of Menachem Mendel Morgenstern in Kock, Poland
Photo of Mendel Meir Morgenstern the Kotzker Rebbe of Bnei Brak

Kotzk (Yiddish: קאצק) is a Hasidic dynasty originating from the city of Kock, Poland, where it was founded by Menachem Mendel Morgenstern (1787–1859).

Anna Jabłonowska

Polish magnate and politician.

Anna Jablonowska

Because of her concern for efficient management in her vast domains, she developed a system of procedures to clarify the duties of officials employed in Siemiatycze, Kock and Wysocko.

Battle of Kock (1809)

The Death of Berek Joselewicz by Henryk Pillati (National Museum of Poland)

The Battle of Kock was fought in 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars, near the town of Kock in Poland.