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Józefów - urban commune, Otwock County, Mazowieckie Voivodship.
Józefów is a town in Poland, located in Masovian Voivodeship, in Otwock County. It lies about 15 km southeast of downtown Warsaw and is a part of that city's metropolitan area. Located on a picturesque confluence of Vistula and Świder rivers, it is home to one landscape reserve and three natural reservation zones. As of 2006 it had 18,157 inhabitants.
Jozefow was the site of a massacre of Polish Jews in the early days of Hitler's Final Solution during World War II. German Reserve Police Battalion 101 were the main participants of the killing of over 1,500 Jews.
I spent a lot of time there in my youth - swimming in the Świder River and horsing around in the thick pine forest nearby. Nice and pleasant town.
Present Arms and flag adopted on April 29, 2004 (resolution # 186/IV/04).
"Arms: a shield divided horizontally in two parts. The upper part further divided vertically into two parts.
On the left field of the upper part (red) there is a golden Aesculapian snake winded around a golden cane.
On the right field (white) there is a green pine tree with the golden sun peeking above it.
On the bottom part of the shield (blue), separated from the upper one by the gold line, there is a legend "JÓZEFÓW" written in white letters.
Flag is in white, red, blue and yellow colors."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Oct 2008
Józefów is in Otwock county, just SE of Warsaw. Flag adopted 25 March
1997 according to Flaga 8.
Gunnar Staack, 22 Dec 2000.