Miechov Memorial Book, Charsznica and Ksiaz

Translation of
Sefer Yizkor Miechow, Charsznica, Ksiaz

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

Original Book Editors: N. Blumenthal, A. Ben-Azar (Broshy)
Published by the Former Residents of Miechov, Charsznica and Ksiaz
Tel Aviv 1971 (Hebrew and Yiddish)
Translation Project Coordinator: William D. Cherny
Translators: Selwyn Rose and Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz, Impulse Graphics LLC
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 496 pages with all original illustrations and photographs. 394 pages with all original illustrations and photographs

Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book. If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert into the back of the book.

 

Details:

The Jewish communities of Miechów–Charsznica were founded around 1865. Together with the more ancient community in Książ, they created small businesses, industries, and shops, and engaged in logging, milling, banking, and construction. All three towns had secular and religious schools, aid societies, professional associations, youth groups and political parties, with strong support for the growing Jewish community in Palestine. Almost from the first, the Jews faced periodic harassment and pogroms from local governments, neighboring farmers, and soldiers of the newly created Polish army.

The towns were overrun by the Germans in September 1939, and the Jews soon put to forced labor. In 1941, a ghetto was created near the market place in Miechów. Deportations also began—either to the Plaszow labor camp or the Belzec death camp. Many times Jews were simply shot. During a transport of Jews from Charsznicy-Miechowa-Chodówkach, the first 24 people were shot together; during a second transport, 70 more were shot. On November 18, 1942, some 500 Jews from the ghetto were taken to Belzec. On the next day, in Chodówkach, 360 or 380 were murdered.

By 1943, all of these Jewish communities had been destroyed.

This book contains many first-hand accounts and personal remembrances of the survivors and emigrees from these towns and serves at a fitting memorial to these destroyed Jewish communities and in addition bears witness to their destruction. For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and cultural information that can provide us with a picture of the environment our ancestors left when they left the town.

 

Miechów, Poland 50°22' / 20°02'
Charsznica, Poland 50°25' / 19°26'
Książ Wielki, Poland 50°26' / 20°08'

 

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Słomniki 9 miles SSE
    Żarnowiec 11 miles NW
    Wolbrom 12 miles W
    Skała 12 miles SW
    Wodzisław 14 miles NNE
    Działoszyce 14 miles E
    Sędziszów 15 miles N
    Proszowice 16 miles SE
    Skalbmierz 17 miles E
    Pilica 18 miles WNW

 

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