Palmiry ([palˈmirɨ]) is a village in the administrative district of
Gmina Czosnów, within
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki County, Masovian
Voivodeship, in east-central Poland. It is located at the edge of
the Kampinos Forest, approximately 4 kilometres (2 mi) south-east
of Czosnów, 11 km (7 mi) south-east of Nowy Dwór
Mazowiecki, and 23 km (14 mi) north-west of Warsaw. In 2000
the village had an approximate population of 220.
Mass executions during German occupation of Poland
During World War II, between 1939 and 1943, the village and the
surrounding forest were one of the sites of the Nazi German mass
executions of Jews, Polish intelligentsia, politicians and
athletes, killed during the German AB-Aktion in Poland. Most of the
victims were first arrested and tortured in the
Pawiak prison in
Warsaw, then transferred to the execution site. In total, about 1,700
Poles were murdered there in secret executions between December 7,
1939 and July 17, 1941.
In 1946, the bodies were exhumed and reburied in a new cemetery,
situated approximately 5 kilometres from the village itself. The
reburial site has been a Polish national mausoleum since 1948.
Jewish Community in
Palmiry on Virtual Shtetl
Media related to
Palmiry Cemetery at Wikimedia Commons
^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of
Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish).
^ Gilbert, Martin (1987). The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of
Europe During the Second World War. Macmillan Publishers. p. 112.
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Coordinates: 52°22′N 20°47′E / 52.367°N 20.783°E /