Zabłudów

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Zabłudów
Coat of arms of Zabłudów
Coat of arms
Zabłudów is located in Poland
Zabłudów
Zabłudów
Coordinates: 53°1′N 23°20′E / 53.017°N 23.333°E / 53.017; 23.333
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Podlaskie
County Białystok
Gmina Zabłudów
Area
 • Total 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,400
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Postal code 16-060
Website http://um-zabludow.pbip.pl

Zabłudów [zaˈbwuduf] (Belarusian: Заблудаў, Zabłudaŭ) is a town in Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland. Prior to 1999 it was part of the Białystok Voivodeship (1975–1998).

History of Zabłudów[edit]

Wooden Synagogue of Zabłudów in 1895

The town of Zabłudów was home to a thriving Jewish community for hundreds of years. It was once the location of the notable Zabłudów Synagogue, a Wooden synagogue of a type unique to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, built in 1637. A replica of the Zabłudów synagogue was made in 2004 at the University of Wisconsin in the course study.[1]

In July 1941 during the German occupation of Poland the Nazis created a ghetto for some 1,800 Polish Jews from the vicinity. On 2 November 1942, the ghetto was liquidated and approximately 1,400 Jews were transported by Holocaust trains to the 10th Calvary camp near Białystok and from there to the Treblinka extermination camp. Almost all were killed that very same day.[2]

Points of interest[edit]

Eastern Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary built between 1847-1855 at the main square 
Classicist Church of Saints Peter and Paul at the square built in 1805-1840 

References[edit]

Coordinates: 53°01′N 23°21′E / 53.017°N 23.350°E / 53.017; 23.350