Remembering the Jewish Community of Ostrowiec

The Jewish community of Ostrowiec was situated in the Kielce region of Poland and located before World War II in Opatow County. Ostrowiec is now the capital city of the Świętokrzyski County, part of Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.

This website is one of the activities managed by the Jews of Ostrowiec Memorial Project  (  Projektu Pamięci Żydów Ostrowieckich ) and contains information about people, places and events concerning Jews in Ostrowiec (Ostrovtse/Ostrovtze), including links to important websites, blogs, articles and contacts to organizations around the world.


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Ostrowiec History

Ostrowiec has a rich and vibrant history, which can be can be found here.

The family stories of Jewish residents, including Pre-Holocaust residents, can be found on our family pages.

Stories about Ostrowiec town life can be found here.

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The Jews of Ostrowiec Memorial Project has focused on raising funds and coordinating translations of testimonies and articles of the Ostrowiec Yizkor Book. You can read over 50 translated articles of Jewish Ostrowiec History.

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Ostrowiec’s youth showed great heroism during the war, including those who participated in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and those who were an integral part of the partisan movement.

Some Ostrowiec heroes lost their lives in the fight for Israel's independence.


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Yizkor Book

There are still more articles in the Ostrowiec Yizkor Book that can be translated.  Donations to fund translations are needed and welcome.

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Ostrowiec Cemetery

The Jews of Ostrowiec Memorial Project is working in cooperation with others in upgrading the lapidarium section of the  Jewish Cemetery.

Please assist in this important project !

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Family Stories

Please share your photos and stories related to the Jewish community of Ostrowiec so that we can add them to our website.

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Ostrowiec is located 160 km south of Warsaw. On the Google map here, you can get directions to the former Jewish Cemetery of Ostrowiec, where there is now a "Lapidarium" that includes remainings of matzevot (tombstones) and matzevot fragments . The re-built Ohel of Rabbi Meir Yechiel Halstock is also located here.

Jewish Ostrowiec Residents

These are just a few of the Ostrowiec family stories. Search for names of former residents here.