"Wola Krzysztoporska" - Encyclopedia of Jewish
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Translation of "Wola Krzysztoporska" chapter
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(pages 93-94 )

Wola Krzysztoporska
(District of Piotrków Trybunalski)

Translated by Morris Wirth

There is little known before World War II about the small Jewish population in the village and factory settlement of Wola Krzysztoporska except the following:

1. In 1921, there were 62 Jews among the 446 residents of Wola Krzysztoporska.
2. In the 1920's, a factory owned by Jews was operating in this village.

During the Nazi occupation, there was little change in the number of Jews in Wola Krzysztoporska.  There was an influx of refugees and a departure of residents.   In 1941, about 80 Jews lived in Wola Krzysztoporska.  By 1942, the population decreased to 69 Jews.

A Judenrat was established in Wola Krzysztoporska, and Koenigstein was appointed as its chairman.  The condition of the small amount of Jews was quite difficult.  Most probably, the Jews weren't confined to the ghetto.

The Committee of Y.S.S. (Ezrah Sotzialist Yehudit) in Piotrków was not formed to provide assistance to the Jews in Wola Krzysztoporska.  Y.S.S. didn't have a lot of money or large quantities of foodstuff.   However, in the beginning of 1941, this committee gave a one-time allocation of potatoes to the Jews.

The small number of Jews in Wola Krzysztoporska was liquidated either in the end of September or in the beginning of October 1942.  All the Jews, about 60 in all, were sent to Piotrków.   These Jews, together with the Ghetto residents in Piotrków, were deported to Treblinka between October 15-21, 1942.

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