Nowy Żmigród

49°37' / 21°32'

Partial list of residents from Nowy Żmigród
prior to and during World War II

Compiled by William Leibner from various sources:
Pages of Testimony from Yad Vashem, lists held by Żmigród societies, and many interviews.

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The Jewish community of Żmigród or Nowy Żmigród as it was later officially designated was a very old Jewish community dating back to the early Middle Ages. This community had its ups and downs until it was totally annihilated in July of 1942. The hamlet was mainly inhabited by Jews and was an important wine trade center with Hungary. Its importance declined with the development of roads and communications. Its relative isolation prevented economic growth. Żmigród continued to decline economically and lost many native sons who sought their opportunities in other places. All this ended with the German occupation of Żmigród in September of 1939. Anti Jewish ordinances, orders and acts of violence became the order of the day until all the Jews were forced to appear at the selection site and were then killed in the forest of Halbow near Żmigród.

There is no monument to the Jews of the hamlet of Żmigród and the Jewish presence is almost non-existent except for the cemetery area. Jews have established a memorial at Halbow in memory of the killed Jews at the site. We undertook to establish a tombstone for the Jewish community of Żmigród, Galicia, Poland. We used all the names that were printed in Jewishgen on behalf of Żmigród, added all the testimony pages of Żmigród at Yad Vashem, lists of various Żmigróder societies and lots of interviews with people from Żmigród. Thus we arrived at this impressive list of Jewish residents of Żmigród. Most of these Jews perished during WWII and this list is an eternal memorial for them. May they rest in peace!

Partial List of Residents

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