"Paradyz" - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Poland, Volume I

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Translation of "Paradyz" chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

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This is a translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Poland,
Volume I, page 184, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

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(page 184)

(District of Opoczno)

Translated by Morris Wirth

The number of Jews in the village of Paradyz decreased from 177 (total population of 477) in 1921 to 151 in 1939.

With the eruption of World War II, hundreds of Jewish refugees from the surrounding area, including Jews from the fire in Sulejów, found shelter in Paradyz. This influx of displaced persons and refugees continued through the German occupation. By October, 1942, the number of Jews in Paradyz increased to 400.

The community was liquidated on October 21, 1942, and all Jewish residents were sent to nearby Opoczno. Three days later, all Jews in Opoczno were then deported to the Death Camp in Treblinka.

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