Krasnobrod; a Memorial to the Jewish community

Translation of the
Krasnobrod; sefer zikaron
(Krasnobród, Poland)

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Editor of Original Yizkor Book: M. Kushnir
Project Coordinator: Moses Milstein
Formatting and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger
Cover Design: Irv Osterer
Hard Cover 8.5” x 11”, 328 pages with original photographs

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According to certain known facts, a Jewish community already existed in Krasnobrod 500 years ago.

Krasnobrod like other Jewish shtetls in Poland, was home to Jews from a variety of circles and social classes. Business owners, merchants, grocers, tradesmen, and laborers. They lived together in peace and unity. They were mindful of prayer and believed in “love thy neighbor as yourself.”

Krasnobrod was not listed on any maps until the First World War.

In the period from 1920 to 1930, the economic situation of the Jews was quite good. Many residents were engaged in the lumber industry.

This book tells us about the life in the town, the institutions, the political parties, the social activities, and the various personalities. Their hardships, their joys and their dreams.

This peaceful existence came to a bitter end when the Germans occupied the area in September 1939.

May this book be a memorial to those who lived and died in Krasnobrod.

Krasnobród, Poland is located at 50°33' North Latitude/ 23°12' East Longitude

Alternate names for the town are: Krasnobród [Pol], Krasnabrod [Yid]

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Józefów 9 miles SW
    Zwierzyniec 11 miles WNW
    Zamość 12 miles N
    Tomaszów Lubelski 12 miles SE
    Komarów 13 miles ENE
    Szczebrzeszyn 15 miles NW
    Narol 15 miles SSE
    Lipsko 15 miles SSE
    Bełżec 15 miles SE
    Łukowa 17 miles SW
    Jarczów 20 miles ESE
    Lubycza Królewska 21 miles SE
    Ułazów 21 miles SSW
    Biłgoraj 22 miles W
    Skierbieszów 22 miles NNE
    Cieszanów 22 miles S
    Mosty Małe 22 miles SE
    Tyszowce 22 miles ENE
    Izbica 23 miles N
    Tarnogóra 23 miles N

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