Shtetls
Hostels of poverty, those of Knesset Israel ,
Past generations castigated them as did
the next generations of authors and rhetoricians
Rhymesters, poets kept undermining them
They were jeered and mocked by the
Foolish and by the wise
Kingdoms and dominions enslaved them
battalions of rioters violated them
Bandits robbed them ,
At last - they ceased to be, vanished.

Abba Kovner

 

We Remember the Shtetls!

 

 

Jewish Communities from Poland

 



 

The football stadium of Kleczew, Kalisz Province, Poland, once the Jewish Cemetery of the Community. There is not even a Memorial Plaque! Who will remember the Jews of Kleczew, who were murdered by the Germans in mass graves in the Kazimierz forest, and their ancestors' graves were blasphemed... and the sun still shines over the beautiful playground of Kleczew...

 

Poland Map

 

The Burnt Genealogical Book - Aba Kobner

 

And while I immigrated to Israel after World War II, I used to meet the young people of the country, and listen to their songs and talk as human beings and Jews, who have a clear consciousness that they really write a new Genealogical book, which starts in them. And while I think about the Genealogical book which was burnt in Europe, I had double sorrow about this excellent Israeli young generation, for while they will grow old may be they will not even know what they should have cried about -

Aba Kovner 1983

Kehilot Israel, Poland

My Shtetl  

Belchatow

Bedzin -Ir Hametim

Bialystok

Bilgoraj (Bilgroaj Jewish Survivors Organization – Israel – Arranged by Israel Bar-On)

Brok

Czestochowa-Radomsko Area Research Group CRARG (Prof. Daniel Kazez's Web Site)

Chelm  | Chelm Origanization in Israel | בעקבות הקהילה האבודה  Tracing the Lost Shtetl  

Ciechanow (Ciechanow Research Group Web Page)

Ciechanowiec

Czeladz

Czyzewo

The Jewish Cemetery of Czestochowa

Debica (Preker's Remembrance Page)

 

Jewish Dokshytsy  (The Friends of Jewish Dokshytsy' Site)

 

The Dzialoszyce Yizkor Book (Menachem Daum's Web Site)  

 

Giraltovce (Slovakia), Gabi Lana's Remembrance Page | Report Giraltovce 2008

Golub Dobrzyn (Frank Dobia's Web Site)

Gombin (Gabin) - Parents' Hometown

Gostynin

Glowaczow

Glowno

The Jewish Cemetery of Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Hrubieszow

InowŁódź

The Jews of Ivansk (Iwaniska, Poland)

Jablonka

Jagielnica (Amnon Atzmon Web Site)

Janow Sokolski

Jedwabne

Kalisz (Excellent Polish Site) Kalisz (Sue Fifer's Web Page) | The Organization of the Former Jewish Residents of  Kalisz in  Israel

Kanczuga

Kiernozia

Kleczew 

Konin

Korczyna (Translation of a Whole Yizkor Book in JewishGen)

Krasnosielc

Kurzelow

Kutno (Jewish Kutno Group Web Site)

Lipno

Łódź Area Research Group (LARG) | Łódź and its Region | Remember Łódź (JewishGen Web Page)  | Łódź Jewish Cemetery | The Foundation  |  From Lodz to Hiroshima, Six Decades  | 60 Years: Remembering & Continuing |  Ode from Oy to Joy | Łódź-Names: A Record of the 240,000 Inhabitants of the Łódż Ghetto | Jewish Cemetery in Lodz | The Foundation

Losice   

Remembering the Jews of Lubaczow (Eva Floersheim's Web Page)

Lublin - To Tell... To Internalize... To Remember... (Lublin Organization Web Site)

Mielec

Minsk Mazowiecki

Mlawa M.R.I.

Novy Jicin (Czechoslovakia)

Olkusz

Opoczno

Osięciny

Ostrow Mazowiecka (OMRF)

Pabianice

Remember Pinsk (Nakhum Boneh's Memorial Web Page)

Pinsk

Plock - P.R.I.

Piotrków Trybunalski (JewishGen Web Page)

Our Virtual Shtetl Jewish Pultusk (Mel Sofian's Web Site)

Radom

Radomsko

Radzilow (Jose Gutstein's Memorial Web Page)

Rozan

Sanniki

Siedlce (The Jewish Community of Siedlce in Israel)

Sompolno

Stropkov (Czechoslovakia - Melody Amsel Page)

Suprasl

Szczuczyn (Jose Gutstein's Memorial Web Page)

Tomaszow Mazowiecki

Tomaszow Lubelski (The Association of Tomaszow Lubelski Community)

Turek

Valasske Mezirici! (Czechoslovakia)

Warta

Warsaw (Israeli Organization)

Wizna (Jose Gutstein's Memorial Web Page)

Wloszczowa

Wysokie Mazowieckie

Wyszogrod

Wyszków

Zabludow (Bartman's Memorial Web Page)

Zabludow Yiskor Book: Translation Initiated and Coordinated by Tilford Bartman

Zakroczym

Zamość    

Zamość - The Israeli Organization Of Zamość Jewry, Vicinity & Their Descendants

Zawiercie  (Ruth Wilnai Web Site)

Zdunska Wola   |   The Organization of Former Residents of Zdunska Wola in Israel

Żelechów

Various:

Index of Places in Andrew (Andrzej) M. Kobos's Towns Web Page:

Auschwitz, Babi Yar, Belzec, Calarasi, Drohobycz, Iassi,, Izbica, Kaunas/Kovno, Kiev, Libau, Lublin, Lubny , Lukow, Lvov, Majdanek, Mied, Minsk Mazowiecki, Mizocs, Ninth Fort, Olkusz, Plonsk,Ponary, Riga, Siedlce, Skede Beach, Terezin, Trawniki, Treblinka, Wadowice, Wilno, Wurtzburg

Steven Lasky: Townsites A Listing Of Independent Jewish Genealogical Websites

Prof. Yaffa Eliach: The Shtetl Museum - "A Shtetl Grows In Rishon

Kehilot Israel, Poland

Benjamin Yaari & Ada Holtzman: To Document, to Cherish, to Remember... Documenting Jewish Cemeteries in Poland

The JewishGen ShtetLinks

Beth Hatefutsoth: Communities Database

From Where Are Those Rare Tombstones?

The Shalom Foundation, Golda Tencer: "And I still See Their Faces"...

The List of Jewish Communities Murdered in Chelmno

The List of Jewish Communities Murdered in Treblinka

WJRO - World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO)

Moshe Verbin: Wooden Synagogues of Poland in the 17th and 18th Century

A Selection from Amongst the Thousand Autobiographies of Jewish Children in Poland

The Association of Next Generation Polish Jewry

Communities Monuments in Israel (IGS)

Eilat Gordin Levitan – a Vanished World in Photographs

 

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