Wyszków ([ˈvɨʂkuf]; Yiddish: ווישקאָוו Vishkov) is a city in Poland with 26,500 inhabitants (2018). It is the capital of Wyszków County (Polish: powiat wyszkowski). Wyszków is in Masovian Voivodeship (since 1999); previously it was in Warsaw Voivodeship (until 1975) and Ostrołęka Voivodeship (1975–1998).
Palace, built 1780
|• Mayor||Grzegorz Nowosielski|
|• Total||2,000.78 km2 (772.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (34/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 029|
The village of Wyszków was first documented in 1203. The town was founded in 1502. It was destroyed during the Second Northern War in 1655–1660, when it lost its significance in the region. Industry developed after 1897, when the Pilawa-Tluszcz-Ostrołęka railway was built.
Jews in WyszkówEdit
Before World War II half of Wyszków's population of 9,000 were Jewish; after the war there were none. On 14 September 1997 a memorial to Holocaust victims was unveiled in Wyszków. It is made of reclaimed Jewish gravestones that had been removed from the site in 1939 by German forces, who used them as paving stones and to build the local Gestapo headquarters. Scores of these desecrated tombstones were recovered and incorporated as part of the monument.
Wyszków was the birthplace of Mordechaj Anielewicz in 1919.
Wyszków in CultureEdit
Wyszków was the subject of the song Wyszków Tonie by Polish rock band Elektryczne Gitary.
Notable people from WyszkówEdit
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
Wyszków is twinned with:
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