Zychlin Memorial Book

Translation of the
Sefer Zychlin
(Żychlin, Poland)

Published by the JewishGen Press

Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Ami Shamir
Project Coordinators: Leon Zamosc, David Goren and Lori Sandoval
Cover Design: Jan R. Fine
Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Hard Cover 8.5” x 11”, 334 pages with original photographs

Available from for $36.00



This is the English translation of the Memorial Book of Zychlin (Sefer Zychlin), published in 1974 by the Zychliner Organization in Israel and America.

Zychlin, a small town in the District of Kutno in central Poland, was home to a Jewish community for more than 400 years, until the last remaining Jews were deported and murdered at the Chelmno extermination camp by the German Nazis. The book contains much insight about the local community and its involvement in the processes and events that shaped the fate of the Polish Jews in different historical periods and especially during the 20th century. Through personal accounts, narratives, documents and photographs, it tells the stories of the Zychliners' difficulties and successes in their efforts to live their lives as Jews. It also gives us a somber sense of their helplessness and despair as the community faced persecution and destruction following the occupation of Poland by Nazi Germany.

While this English edition preserves the original content of the book in its entirety, it also includes some photographs, written materials, and lists of Holocaust victims that only became available after the Hebrew and Yiddish book was published in 1974.


Żychlin, Poland is located at 52°15' N 19°37' E and 59 miles W of Warszawa

Alternate names for the town are: Żychlin [Pol], Zhichlin [Yid], Zhikhlin [Rus], Zakhlin, Zekhlin, Zykhlin, Zshikhlin


Nearby Jewish Communities:

Sobota 10 miles SSE Łyszkowice 22 miles SE
Kiernozia 11 miles E Bodzanów 24 miles NE
Kutno 11 miles W Ozorków 24 miles SW
Gąbin 11 miles NNE Stryków 24 miles S
Sanniki 12 miles ENE Bolimów 26 miles ESE
Bielawy 13 miles S Wyszogród 26 miles ENE
Gostynin 14 miles NNW Grabów 27 miles WSW
Piątek 14 miles SSW Chodecz 27 miles WNW
Łowicz 16 miles SE Parzęczew 27 miles SW
Krośniewice 18 miles W Sochaczew 27 miles E
Głowno 20 miles SSE Kowal 27 miles NW
Płock 21 miles N Zgierz 29 miles SSW
Lubień Kujawski 21 miles WNW Kłodawa 30 miles W
Łęczyca 21 miles SW Bielsk 30 miles NNE
Dąbrowice 22 miles W Skierniewice 30 miles SE
Dobrzyń nad Wisłą 30 miles NNW

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