Skryhiczyn

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Skryhiczyn
Village
Skryhiczyn is located in Poland
Skryhiczyn
Skryhiczyn
Coordinates: 50°59′N 23°56′E / 50.983°N 23.933°E / 50.983; 23.933
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lublin
County Chełm County
Gmina Dubienka

Skryhiczyn [skrɨˈxit͡ʂɨn] is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dubienka, within Chełm County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine.[1] It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) south-east of Dubienka, 37 km (23 mi) south-east of Chełm, and 100 km (62 mi) east of the regional capital Lublin.

The founder of the town, in 1871, was Rabbi Mordko Kelman Rotenberg, nephew of the famous Góra Kalwaria tzaddik, Icchak Meir Alter. Before the German invasion of Poland during World War II, the Jewish population of Skryhiczyn included 150 to 300 Jews. In November 1941, several Jews from Skryhiczyn were resettled in Hrubieszów, where they were put into forced labor. In June 1942, along with Jews from the ghetto in Hrubieszów, they were deported to the Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) – TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.
  2. ^ "Virtual Sztetl". 2018-07-21.


Coordinates: 50°59′N 23°56′E / 50.983°N 23.933°E / 50.983; 23.933