“Jarczow” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Poland, Volume VII

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Translation of “Jarczow” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

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(District - Tomaszow Lubelski; Province - Lublin)

Translated by Morris Gradel z"l

Jarczow (J) is first mentioned in the second half of the 18th century as a townlet owned by Polish noblemen. In 1841 a fire broke out there and many of the inhabitants were rendered homeless.

There is no information available on the origins of Jewish settlement in J. In 1863 the town had a population of 231, of whom 203 were Jews. It possessed at the time a synagogue built of wood. A native of J was R. Josele, mentioned in the chapter “The Wedding in Ostila”, from a story by Y.L. Peretz.

Most of the Jews earned a living from petty trading or crafts. In the inter-war years they numbered 250 souls.

At the end of September 1939 (on the eve of the Day of Atonement) J was occupied by the Germans, who at once attacked the Jews and rounded them up for slave labour. On May 22nd, 1942, the Jews of J were deported to the extermination camp at Belzec.

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