Volomin; a Memorial
to the Jewish Community of Volomin

(Wołomin, Poland)


Translation of
Sefer zikaron kehilat Wolomin

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

Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Shimon Kanc
Project Coordinator: Brian Snyder
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger
Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 334 pages with original photographs

Available from JewishGen for $35.00



All the colors of the rainbow were represented in Wolomin, from the extremist Hasidim to the Communists. There were craftsmen: shoemakers and leather workers, tailors and glaziers, blacksmiths, carpenters, bakers, butchers, carters and peddlers.

The Jews of Wolomin did not neglect their education and culture even in the most difficult moments. There were many educational institutions in the town, cheders and Talmud Torah, in which Jewish boys studied the Torah from the age of four.

The boundless idealisms, the total devotion of the Zionist activists come alive from the pages of the book. The flame of courage and the sacrifice of the pioneering youth.

The rich Jewish life came to a tragic end when the Germans occupied Wołomin. A ghetto was set-up on November 15th, 1940. Deportations to Treblinka began in August 1942 and the ghetto was liquidated on October 6th, 1942.

May this book serve as a memorial to those who lived in Wołomin.


Wołomin, Poland is located at: 52°21' / 21°15'


Alternate names of the Town:

Wołomin [Pol], Volomin [Rus, Yid], Wołumin


Nearby Jewish Communities:

Radzymin 5 miles NNW
Marki 5 miles WSW
Okuniew 6 miles SSE
Rembertów 8 miles SSW
Praga 9 miles SW
Tłuszcz 10 miles ENE
Warszawa 13 miles SW
Falenica 13 miles S
Stanisławów 13 miles ESE
Jabłonna 13 miles W
Serock 14 miles NW
Otwock 15 miles S
Mińsk Mazowiecki 18 miles SE
Jadów 18 miles ENE
Dobre 18 miles E
Karczew 18 miles S
Jeziorna Królewska 19 miles SSW
Wyszków 20 miles NNE


This material is made available by JewishGen, Inc. and the Yizkor Book Project for the purpose of
fulfilling our mission of disseminating information about the Holocaust and destroyed Jewish communities.
This material may not be copied, sold or bartered without JewishGen, Inc.'s permission. Rights may be reserved by the copyright holder.

JewishGen, Inc. makes no representations regarding the accuracy of the translation. The reader may wish to refer to the original material for verification.
JewishGen is not responsible for inaccuracies or omissions in the original work and cannot rewrite or edit the text to correct inaccuracies and/or omissions.
Our mission is to produce a translation of the original work and we cannot verify the accuracy of statements or alter facts cited.

  JewishGen Press     Yizkor Book Project     JewishGen Home Page

Yizkor Book Director, Lance Ackerfeld
This web page created by Lance Ackerfeld

Copyright © 1999-2023 by JewishGen, Inc.
Updated 17 Oct 2022 by LA