Żółkiewka, Poland

District Krasnystaw, Province of Lublin

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Also known as:

Zolkiewka or Żółkiewka-Osada (Polish), ' (Yiddish/Hebrew), ' (Yiddish/Hebrew), Zholkevka (Yiddish), Жулкевка or Zhulkyevka (Russian) and also Zhilkovke, Zholkevke, Zhulkiewka, Zilkevke, Zolkevka

Description: Zolkiewka COA 120PX-~1.PNGŻółkiewka is a rural market village and the seat of the Żółkiewka commune in Krasnystaw district, Lublin province.
Additional information on the administrative location of
Żółkiewka thru history as well as some explanations of the geographic hierarchy can be found in the Żółkiewka through History section.

The commune has three rivers flowing thru: Żółkiewka, Giełczew and Łętownia. The soils are very fertile and therefore used mainly for agriculture.
In the past, vast forests were to be found all around but in these days and the need for farm lands only some remain.

Żółkiewka is in South East Poland. It is approximately 54 kms/34 miles SE of Lublin, 40 kms/34 miles NW of Zamość, 28 kms/17 miles WSW of Krasnystaw in the Lublin Province around the intersection of Polish roads number 842 and 837 (Lublin-Zamość and Krasnik-Krasnystaw). The coordinates are: Latitude 5414, Longitude 2331 (50 54′ 40″ N, 22 50′ 3″ E) or N50, 909744 E22, 834330. Additional information on of this kind can be found in the Location & Maps section.


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Notes and News

Much more material is being prepared as you are viewing this page.

Current on the roadmap:

        Adding multimedia: pictures from the 1930s as well as current ones and videos;

        Adding more names from different sources;

        Adding Żółkiewka entries in Business Directories;

        Adding stories and memoirs from Żółkiewka and from visits there
and more.

Come back soon to view updates and feel free to contact me with any suggestions, remarks or additional information.

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On this page you can find some basic information about Żółkiewka and links to the rest of the site

Location & Maps | Żółkiewka through History | Jewish Żółkiewka| Research Resources | Pictures & Videos | Names from Żółkiewka | Memoirs & Family Stories

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Location & Maps

In this part of the Shtetl site you can find information relating to the location of Żółkiewka within Poland and different maps from different periods showing the area in general and Żółkiewka specifically

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Żółkiewka through History

In this part of the Shtetl site you can find information relating to the history of Żółkiewka: a Timeline, Historical Record Locations, Geographical affiliation

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Jewish Żółkiewka

In this part of the Shtetl site you can find information relating to the specifics of a Jewish community: Daily Life, Trade & Crafts, Institutions & Organizations, Education, Community during the 2nd World War and After the War

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Resources for Research in and about Żółkiewka

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Pictures & Videos

In this part of the Shtetl site you can find pictures and videos of Żółkiewka. These are categorized according to the following:

Żółkiewka today  the village, the market, the streets & roads of the countryside

Once there was a Shtetl  Jewish related sites in Żółkiewka

Old pictures from Żółkiewka  "before the War"

Our Families of Żółkiewka  We remember

Żółkiewka Revisited  pictures of us and our families revisiting Żółkiewka

Bold lines are active - Work in progress

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Names from the Jewish Community

In this part of the Shtetl site you can find surnames and some given names from a variety of sources:
Surnames from JRI-Poland, List of Jewish households in 1930's, Names from book by Chaim Zylberklang, Business Directories, and Righteous Gentiles

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Memoirs & Family Stories

Here you can find memories from pre-war Żółkiewka, visit summaries and other memoirs and stories

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How This Site Came to Be
(how am I connected)

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Get involved, Make a difference!

You can get involved in at least two different ways:

1.   This site is hosted at no cost by JewishGen, Inc., the Home of Jewish Genealogy. If you have been aided in your research by this site and wish to further our mission of preserving our history for future generations, your JewishGen-erosity is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to contribute to a specific project, please check them out
here. Thank you very much.

2.   If you feel you have additional materials: stories, pictures or anything else you feel is right for this site, please feel free to contact me.


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Latest Updates



Found in section

Updates to broken links and minor updates

28th February 2023

Most pages

Updated changed links, header and footer

4th February 2014

Most pages

Added a new "Maps section"

Added photos to "Once there was a Shtetl" section

Minor corrections

24th April 2012

Location & Maps

Pictures & Videos

Additional materials added to "Life in Żółkiewka Pre-WW2"

Additional photos & corrections in "Our Families" section

17th January 2012

Memoirs & Family Stories

Pictures & Videos

Additional photos to "Our Families" section

Names of "Righteous Gentiles" in the Names Portal

A recollection of life in pre-war Żółkiewka and a visit there

19th May 2011

Pictures & Videos

Names from Żółkiewka

Memoirs and Family Stories

Photos of our families from Żółkiewka

2nd May 2011

Pictures & Videos

How this site came to be Instead of "About"

First section of pictures Present day Żółkiewka

13th April 2011

How This Site Came to Be

Pictures & Videos

Names of Jews from Żółkiewka mentioned in Mr. Zylberklang's book

20th March 2011

Names from Żółkiewka


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