The Jews of Czestochowa

(Częstochowa, Poland)

Translation of
Tshenstokhover Yidn

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Original Book Edited by Dr. Raphael Mahler
Published by the United Czestochower Relief Committee and Ladies Auxiliary, NY 1947
Project Coordinator and Translator: Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Layout: Donni Magid and Janice Sellers
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 824 pages with all original illustrations and photographs.

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The Jews of Czestochowa was written by former residents of Czestochowa, Poland. Some who left the town before the war wrote articles and essays about the rich Jewish life in town: the people, the dreamers, the doers, the ultra-religious, the secular, the Zionists, the socialists…The various institutions in town, the charities and the help societies for the needy.


Located at: is located at 50°48' North Latitude / 19°07' East Longitude.

Alternate names for the town are: Częstochowa [Pol], Chenstochov [Yid], Tschenstochau [Ger], Čenstochová [Cz], Chenstokhova [Rus], Chenstokhov, Chestokhova, Tshenstokhov


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Olsztyn 7 miles ESE
    Mstów 8 miles ENE
    Kamyk 9 miles NNW
    Kłobuck 11 miles NW
    Aurelów 13 miles NE
    Truskolasy 13 miles WNW
    Miedzno 14 miles NNW
    Janów, (near Częstochowa) 15 miles ESE
    Żarki 16 miles SE
    Przyrów 17 miles E
    Myszków 18 miles SE
    Gidle 20 miles NE
    Nowa Brzeźnica 20 miles N
    Pławno 20 miles NE
    Krzepice 20 miles NW


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