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Several photos from my last tour of Wolbrom [Yid. Volbrom]  and Olkusz [Elkish] – two industrial towns located along the important Dąbrowa-Dęblin railway line, before the war known for their  thriving, long-established Jewish communities. Below you can see what is …

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Several photos from my last tour of Wolbrom [Yid. Volbrom]  and Olkusz [Elkish] – two industrial towns located along the important Dąbrowa-Dęblin railway line, before the war known for their  thriving, long-established Jewish communities.    

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Small collection of prewar photos of the town and surroundings. Thanks to the courtesy of Muzeum Okręgowe in Limanowa    

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Photos from my last visit to Częstochowa. On the hot summer days we were tracing the family places of Jewish families of Epstein and Działoszyński that once lived there.  

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Photos taken 16-17 May 2012 during the event organised by Muzeum Regionalne in Brzeziny and local authorities.  

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Click to read the full article Jakub Czuprynski in Maariv, Jan 2012      

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A couple of photos from a recent tour I did with Carolyn & Catherine.  Girls came to Poland to visit family places and we were all lucky to enjoy the very first sunny days of 2012. We went to Pilzno, …

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                  Jędrzejów, a town in Kielce region, is usually linked with the Cistercian abbey dating back to the XII century and the Clock Museum boasting one the richest collections in the world. It does not mean though that …

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          Everyone who either reads press articles or watches TV broadcasts in Poland will easily notice that one of the most contested topics concerning the country’s  last decades history is the Poles’ attitude towards their Jewish neighbours. Obviously, in the …

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                   Like many other Polish towns Będzin seems to be gazing nostalgically into the past. What used to be an important commercial centre in one of the largest industrial districts of the tsarist Russia is now an exceedingly run-down and …

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Reportedly, Dr Hans Frank, the Governor-General of the Nazi-occupied Poland, used to say very often that Poland was the largest labour camp in the whole of Europe. This dictum of his was not far from the truth, however. During WW …

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In 1983, my American friend, Harry Birnholz came for a tour to communist Poland. He payed a visit to his father’s family town, Myszkow (yiddish Mishkov ). One of the places he visited was a studio of a local photographer, …

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I went there to find out more about Maria Sękowska’s relatives. The story behind it is typical of Galicia and goes back to the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. A young woman at the time, Maria decided to …

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With the pleasantly warm and sunny month of May, our genealogical journey to Galicia was painted verdant green and sky-blue. This time I went on the trip with David and Eleanor from the US. The preparations themselves took a few …

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Just like a busy writer who hasn’t got time to read any books, I never actually had enough time to conduct an in-depth research on my own family. This year, me and my father thought that this was the highest …

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Częstochowa, a small city in central Poland, has one of  the longest lists of Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland. Thanks to the activities of World Society of Czestochowa Jews, the story of its Judaic population is very well documented. But …

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Memoirs ( in Polish only) of Leora Sagan (Winner) who lived in Brzeziny before and during the war. From Yad Vashem archive.

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A copy of Yad Vashem memoirs written by Helene Dymant-Klingbeil from Brzeziny. Written in French, with the first page being a summary in English.

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The results of my previous research on Fuks family from Brzeziny can be viewed below. Any further information on the families of Moshe, Aron, Fiszel, Zelman, Szmul and Mendel Fuks will be  highly appeciated. Moszek (Moshe) Leib FUKS tailor b. …

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There is hard to estimate the precise number of Shoah survivors from Brzeziny. The list below shows ONLY the names of people who survived the war and then moved to former German Lower Silesia that became a part of People’s …

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One of the most characteristic landmarks of Małopolska (The Little Poland ) is a beautifully set castle of Nowy Wiśnicz. The castle owes its glamour to the Lubomirski family – mighty magnates that shaped the Polish politics for more than …

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The Nazi German Army entered the town on the first days of war, in September 1939. It had been decided that Brzeziny, together with the western part of Poland, would be incorporated to the Third Reich, whereas the areas east …

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Brzeziny is a small place in central Poland. In spite of its microscopic size, for many years it had been the greatest tailoring center in the country. Almost all of the local tailors were of Jewish origin and the most …

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Although as Insiders we specialise in genalogy research about Polish families, we deal also with commisions about former German territories which lie in Poland now ( Ost-Preussen, Pommern, Ober- and Niederschlesien, Posen area ). One of our recent heritage tours was …

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In 2009 we managed to reunite members of a Polish family split by the World War II. We found relatives of Mr S. Paliwoda from England and we visited a village in the Ukraine where his family used to live …

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One of our first genealogical commisions was the case of Brian Pelz from Canada who came to Poland as a tourist and didn’t know much about his Polish background. After tree days we reunited him with his Polish family…. In …

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