Świerże, Chełm County

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Location
51°13'00"N
023°43'59"E
Country
 Poland
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Świerże (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɕfjɛrʐɛ]) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dorohusk, within Chełm County, Lublin Voivodeship, in eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine. It lies approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi) north-west of Dorohusk, 19 km (12 mi) north-east of Chełm, and 82 km (51 mi) east of the regional capital Lublin. The Jewish population of the town numbered at least 800 Jews upon the outbreak of World War II. In October, 1942, the Jews from Świerże were forced to walk to the Sobibór extermination camp, a distance of 40 km. The Jews of Świerże were all murdered.The village has a current population of 990.
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