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[Page 121, Volume 2]

C. Fragments of Tarnow's Jewish
Community of the Past

– In Pictures–


Translated by David Schonberg

[Page 122, Volume 2]

The colourful and dynamic Jewish life of Tarnow has been well–described and in detail in a long series of articles and memories, both in the first volume and in this, the second volume, of the Tarnow memorial book (yizkor–bukh).

It would however be, without doubt, an exaggeration on our part to say that all aspects of the effervescent Jewish life of Tarnow has found the fullest expression in these two volumes of the Tarnow memorial book (yizkor–bukh).

Therefore we thought it necessary to illustrate the various fragments of the past Jewish life in Tarnow that was truncated, with pictures that depict the Jewish life–style of Tarnow of the past that we received from Tarnow Jews…

[Page 123, Volume 2]

The City

The market–place and the Municipality building prior to the Holocaust on a Sabbath


Wielke Schody Street– The ‘Great Stairway’ street

[Page 124, Volume 2]

Pilsner Gate Street– and its continuation (extension)– Lwowska (Lemberg) Street
Photograph. Bergman, 1964


Walowa Street
Photograph. Bergman, 1965

[Page 125, Volume 2]

Bernardyńska Street
Photograph. Bergman, 1965


Goldhammer Street
Photograph. Bergman, 1965

[Page 126, Volume 2]

Platz Wolnoszczi [Translator note: Freedom Square, later called Magdeburg Place] Street
At the time of the German occupation– it was called Magdeburg Square.
The house indicated with an X is where there previously was a bus station.

Photograph. Bergman, 1965


Train station
Photograph. Bergman, 1967

[Page 127, Volume 2]

The memorial slab/stone that has remained undamaged until today, is found in the house in Goldhammer Street and in its time was installed in honour of the founder of the 'Credit company for business and industry' in Tarnow, Herman Mertz z”l, the much deserved public figure and head of the community (in the years around 1870). Thanks to his efforts there was built this two–storeyed house in which this credit institution took up the whole ground floor.


Photograph. Bergman, 1966



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