Maków Mazowiecki

Maków Mazowiecki [ˈmakuf mazɔˈvʲɛt͡skʲi] (German: Mackeim) is a town in Poland, in the Masovian Voivodship. It is the powiat capital of Maków County (or Powiat of Maków). Its population is 10,850.

Maków Mazowiecki
Coat of arms of Maków Mazowiecki
Coat of arms
Maków Mazowiecki is located in Poland
Maków Mazowiecki
Maków Mazowiecki
Maków Mazowiecki is located in Masovian Voivodeship
Maków Mazowiecki
Maków Mazowiecki
Coordinates: 52°52′N 21°6′E / 52.867°N 21.100°E / 52.867; 21.100Coordinates: 52°52′N 21°6′E / 52.867°N 21.100°E / 52.867; 21.100
Country Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
GminaMaków Mazowiecki (urban gmina)
Town rights1421
 • MayorTadeusz Ciak
 • Total10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
 • Total10,262
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+48 29
Vehicle registrationWMA

The town obtained its town charter in 1421. Before 1939 about 7000 people lived in Maków, including 3000 Jews and 4000 Poles. The Jewish community was murdered during the Nazi German occupation, in the Holocaust. Some killings were done in the town; thousands of Makow Mazowiecki Jews were murdered at Auschwitz.

While a secret protocol had been struck prior to World War II between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union that laid plans to split up Poland between them, Germany later abrogated this agreement and struck deeply into Russian territory. The Germans occupied Maków Mazowiecki from September 1939 to April 1945. in January 1945, heavy fighting and artillery barrages destroyed 90% of the town's buildings.

Notable peopleEdit

  • David Azrieli - Canadian businessman and philanthropist
  • Kamil Majkowski - football forward in Legia Warszawa
  • Hyman G. Rickover - admiral in the US Navy, born in Maków in 1900. His leadership in the nuclear propulsion and power generation was instrumental in developing a culture where safety was paramount.
  • Leib Langfus - Rabbi from Makow, later murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His diary of his deportation and time in Auschwitz-Birkenau are considered one of the most valuable Holocaust era eyewitness testimonies.
  • Mayer Cyjon Kohn


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