Radzyn Memorial Book (Poland)

Translation of the
Sefer Radzyn
(Radzyń Podlaski, Poland)

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

Originally in Yiddish, Hebrew and English
Originally Published by
The Radzyn (Podlaski) Immigrants Association in Israel, Tel Aviv, 1957

Translators: Nachman Goldwasser, Temy Goldwasser and Yaakov Goldwasser
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 350 pages with all illustrations.

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.



The Radzyn Memorial Book is a translation of the Yizkor book first published in 1957 by its many Jewish inhabitants to memorialize the Jewish community of the town.

The Jewish community in Radzyn Podlaski located in the Lublin district of Poland can be dated back to the 16th century. In 1827 there were 875 Jews in the town and in 1921 more than half of the total 4,833 population was Jewish. The Jewish congregation of the Shtetl consisted mainly of merchants, shoemakers, tailors, old clothes dealers, watchmakers, tinsmiths, hat makers, draymen and peddlers. In the 19th Century, Radzyn became famous among the Jews of Poland as a center of Torah learning and following World War I vigorous Zionist activities flourished. In 1939-1944 it all came to a sudden end in the Shoah when 4,000 Jews of Radzyn and the vicinity were murdered by the German Nazis. Today there are no Jews left in the town. This book serves as a memorial to that now vanished culture, community and individuals.

Read the details in the survivors’ own words as they remember and bring to life the once vibrant Jewish community of Radzyn.

Radzyń Podlaski, Poland: 51°47' N, 22°37' E

Alternate names for the town are: Radzyń Podlaski [Polish], Rodzin [Yiddish], Radzyn' [Russian], Radzyń, Radzin, Kozirynek

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Czemierniki 7 miles S
    Stok 7 miles WNW
    Wohyń 7 miles ESE
    Kock 13 miles SW
    Serokomla 13 miles WSW
    Łuków 14 miles NW
    Adamów 15 miles WSW
    Międzyrzec Podlaski 16 miles NNE
    Parczew 16 miles SE
    Firlej 17 miles SSW
    Jeziorzany 20 miles SW
    Lubartów 22 miles S
    Ostrów Lubelski 22 miles SSE
    Zbuczyn 22 miles NNW
    Rossosz 23 miles ENE
    Kamionka 23 miles SSW
    Michów 23 miles SW
    Łomazy 25 miles ENE
    Baranów 25 miles SW
    Wisznice 26 miles E
    Sosnowica 27 miles SE
    Biała Podlaska 28 miles NE
    Siedlce 30 miles NNW

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