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PALMIRY ( ) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Czosnów , within 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
Warsaw
. In 2000 the village had an approximate population of 220.

MASS EXECUTIONS DURING GERMAN OCCUPATION OF POLAND

Further information: Palmiry massacre

During World War II
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
Poland
. Most of the victims were first arrested and tortured in the Pawiak prison in Warsaw
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 reburi