LocationPoland 51º10' N 21°15' E
Ilza lies on the
Historically, during the period of the
The local official name form approved for use by
Alternate names listed in the JewishGen Communities Database are Iłża [Pol], Drilch [Yid], Ilzha [Rus], Drildzh, Driltch
The Polish name is Iłża, pronounced “I-yu-zha.”
Jews called the
town Drildz. No one is
sure of the derivation of this name.
The only suggestion is that it was called (in
Yiddish) “der Ilzha,” referring to the town by its
location on the Ilzanka river "der Ilzhanka.".
Here are several
alternate English spellings for both the Yiddish and
MapsHistorical map of Ilza
The Polish Provinces of Russia - East Russian Empire 1902
From "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia" 1902.
Ilza is located in the bottom third of the map, south of RADOM.
Town map of Ilza today
Click here to see a map of the Ilza town center.
JewishGen map resources
JewishGen Communities Database Page for Ilza
JewishGen Resource Mapping Page for Ilza