“Jeziornica” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Poland, Volume VIII
(Aziarnica, Belarus)

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“Jeziornica” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

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Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Poland, Volume VIII, page 367, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

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Region of Slonim, District of Nowogrudek

Translated by Jerrold Landau


Year Population Jews
1847 - 160
1897 759 183
1921 528 162


Jeziornica was 20 kilometers from the regional city of Slonim. The local Jewish community was apparently founded in the 18th century. The community numbered approximately 200 individuals at the end of the 19th century. From among the rabbis of the community, we know of Rabbi Yehoshua the son of Rabbi Tanchum Frydyn, the author of Even Yehoshua and Beit Yehoshua. Rabbi Meir Porozowsky served from approximately 1910. He became known as a miracle worker, and many people came to him.

We have little information on the events and way of life of the Jews of Jeziornica. The community numbers 162 individuals after the First World War. During the time of the German occupation during the Second World War, the Jews of Jeziornica suffered persecutions and decrees, as did all the Jews of the region. Jeziornica was dependent on the German district governor (Gebietskommissar) Tranov, who lived in Nowogrudek (see entry). The Jews of Jeziornica were deported to the Slonim Ghetto (see entry) in March 1942. From then, they shared the same fate as the rest of the residents of that ghetto. The final aktion in the Slonim Ghetto was on June 29, 1942. We can surmise that the Jews of Jeziornica also perished there.



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