Sokołów Podlaski

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Sokołów Podlaski
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Sokołów Podlaski is located in Poland
Sokołów Podlaski
Sokołów Podlaski
Coordinates: 52°24′24″N 22°14′47″E / 52.40667°N 22.24639°E / 52.40667; 22.24639
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Sokołów
Gmina Sokołów Podlaski (urban gmina)
Town rights 1424
 • Mayor Bogusław Jan Karakula
 • Total 17.5 km2 (6.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 18,419
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 08-300, 08-301
Area code(s) +48 25
Car plates WSK

Sokołów Podlaski [sɔˈkɔwuf pɔdˈlaski] is a town in Poland, in Masovian Voivodeship, about 80 kilometers east of Warsaw. It is the capital of Sokołów County. Population is 18,434 (2004). First settlement in the 6th century. It received the city charter in 1424.

Jews in Sokołów[edit]

Before World War II, Sokolow Podlaski was home to a large population of Jews. With the German occupation at the beginning of WWII, many Jews fled, a number east to the USSR. Those who remained were rounded up and sent to Treblinka extermination camp where they were murdered on September 22, 1942[citation needed].

Further information: Timeline of Treblinka

It was the hometown of the father of Jack Ruby, the killer of Lee Harvey Oswald[citation needed].


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Coordinates: 52°24′N 22°15′E / 52.400°N 22.250°E / 52.400; 22.250