from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast-central Poland south of Warsaw. Founded in 1173, it was controlled by Austria (from 1795) and Russia (from 1815) before reverting to Poland in 1919. Population: 208,000.


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  • Germany was no place to return to and in Kielce, Poland, 40 Jews who survived the Holocaust were killed in a pogrom one year after the war ended.

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  • In 1923 Kalish kidnapped her daughter from the Kielce home of her husband and in-laws and left for Berlin (the Warsaw rabbinical court eventually awarded her custody of the daughter), where she continued to work for HIAS and also took courses in German literature and x-ray technology.

    Ita Kalish.

  • From early childhood she was a member of the Zionist-Socialist youth movement Freiheit (Freedom), which sent her to the Kielce kibbutz.

    Zivia Lubetkin.

  • Living off his savings for a year while his wife works as a dentist in Kielce, Mr. Stawicki says he'll look for like-minded people to form a political party and work to entice yet more Poles to come home.

    Eastward Bound

  • Those who managed to return "home" were often met by anti-semitic violence, such as the pogrom at Kielce in Poland, where several hundred Jews were murdered in 1946.

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  • Among other things, he gave prominence to the Kielce pogrom of July 1946, without explaining the political context of the referendum, and lent support to Dr. Dobroszycki's (entirely credible) estimate of the 1,500 Polish Jews who were killed in the period 1944 – 1947.

    Poles and Jews: An Exchange

  • In his lengthy comment on the shocking Kielce pogrom of July 4, 1946, Brumberg completely ignores the timely provocation of the pogrom just five days after the fraudulent referendum.

    Poland and the Jews: An Exchange

  • But on 15th January, OKW (either Hitler or Jodl) had interfered and sent a message from Zieg - enberg, ordering that Saucken be sent down to Kielce (a dis - tance of some 150 miles, involving a flank "march" over the Partisan-infested Polish railway system).


  • Over a seventy-mile stretch between the Narew curve and Kielce the German front had been blown to pieces, and with the exception of the debris of the 46th Panzer Corps there were no mobile forces with which to delay their progress.


  • June 23 -- Russians are retreating near Rawa Ruska and Zolkiew; Russians are also retreating between the San and Vistula Rivers and in the hill district of Kielce, Russian Poland; Montenegrins are marching against

    New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915


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