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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 colorful 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 vibrant Jewish life in Tarnow have been fully described in these two volumes of the Tarnow memorial book.

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

[Page 123, Volume 2]

The City

The market–place [Rynek] 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

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Platz Wolnoszczi 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.
This square served as an assembly point for Jewish forced laborers and those awaiting deportation.

Photograph. Bergman, 1965


Train station
Photograph. Bergman, 1967

[Page 127, Volume 2]

The memorial stone that has remained undamaged until today, can be found in the house in Goldhammer Street. It was installed in honor of the founder of the 'credit company for business and industry' in Tarnow, Herman Merz z”l, the well﹣deserved public figure and head of the community (in the years around 1870). Thanks to his efforts a two﹣storied house was built and this credit institution took up the whole ground floor.


Photograph. Bergman, 1966



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