Infobox Settlement
name = Jedwabne

image_shield = POL Jedwabne COA.svg

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = POL
subdivision_type1 = Voivodeship
subdivision_name1 = Podlaskie
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Łomża
subdivision_type3 = Gmina
subdivision_name3 = Jedwabne
area_total_km2 = 11.47
population_as_of = 2006
population_total = 1901
population_density_km2 = auto
latd = 53 | latm = 17 | lats = | latNS = N | longd = 22 | longm = 18 | longs = | longEW = E
elevation_m =
postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = 18-420
website =

Jedwabne [IPA-pl|j|e|d|'|w|a|b|n|e] is a town in Poland, in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, in Łomża County, with 1,942 inhabitants (2002).

First mentioned in 1455, Jedwabne received its town rights in 1736. During the years 1939-1941 under Soviet occupation, some of local people were arrested or deported to Siberia, a priest Ryszard Marian Szumowski was killed by the Soviets in July 1941. The town was the site of Jedwabne pogrom during World War II.

The Jedwabne synagogue, built in 1770, was an especially fine example of the unique Polish Jewish architectural tradition of building large, domed, Wooden synagogues. [ Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Heanen’s Gate: Wooden Synagogues in the Territory of the Former Plish-Lithuanian Commonwealth,, Institute of Art, Polich Academy of Sciences, Wydawnnictwo Krupski I S-ka, Warsaw, 2004, pp. 231-2]

Emigrants from Jedwabne built the synagogue Congregation Anshe Yedwabne at 242 Henry Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. [ Yedwabne Yizkor Book [] ]

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External links

* [ Official town website]
* [ Map, via]
* [ Jedwabne Yizkor (Holocaust Memorial) Book] (Hebrew, Yiddish and English), online at the New York Public Library
* [ Jedwabne - A Bibliography by] LitDok East-Central Europe / Herder-Institut (Marburg)

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