The Martyrdom and Extermination
of the Jews in Kielce During World War II

(Kielce, Poland)

50°50' / 20°40'

Translation of
Zagada ludnosci zydowskiej Kielc: 1939-1945

Written by: Krzysztof Urbański

Published in Kielce, 2005



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This is a translation from: Zagada ludnosci zydowskiej Kielc: 1939-1945
(The Martyrdom and Extermination of the Jews in Kielce During World War II)
Written by: Krzysztof Urbański, published in Kielce, 2005

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This translation of “Zagada ludnosci zydowskiej Kielc: 1939-1945
is published through the generous support of Mr. Yaacov Kotlicki
in memory of his family members
who lived in Kielce and were murdered in the Holocaust

great-grandmother Lea Goldszajd;
grandmother Chaya Kotlicki (nee Garfinkel);
grandparents Jacub & Rywka Goldszajd (nee Wikinski);
uncles and aunts Haim Goldszajd, Chana Goldszajd,
Chana Kotlicki, Israel Kotlicki, and their families;

and in memory of the Honorable Jewish Community of Kielce,
obliterated from earth about 60 years ago and
In memory and honor of his parents

Sara (nee Goldszajd)
and Zwi (Hershel) Kotlicki

(survivor of the Kielce Pogrom of 1946)


Introduction 7
Chapter I - Jewish community in Kielce in the interwar period 12
Chapter II - Time of war and plunder 35
Chapter III - Ghetto 76
Chapter IV - „Ojsrotung” - Holocaust 117
Chapter V - Labor camps for Jewish population 137
Conclusion 163
Annexe 1 169
Annexe 2 173
Bibliography 175
Index 181


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