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The Jewish Community of Garwolin

Garwolin

A town and the capital of Garwolin County in Masovian Voivodeship, Poland.

Place Type:
City
ID Number:
188978
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People
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Members of the local council. On the right sits Mr. Karfman.
Garwolin, district of Warsaw, Poland 1931.
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot,
courtesy of Helena Cohen, Israel)
Young friends hanging out near one of the creeks of the River Vistula (Wisla).
Garwolin, Poland 1921.
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot,
courtesy of Helena Cohen, Israel)
Joshua Karfman and Chana Rozenberg before their wedding.
Garwolin, district of Warsaw, Poland 1932.
(The Oster Visual Documentation Center, Beit Hatfutsot,
courtesy of Helena Cohen, Israel)

Łaskarzew 

A town in Garwolin County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland.

Maciejowice
 

A village in east-central Poland.
 

History

Early settlement of Maciejowice was in the early 19oth century and in the early 20th century a community was established. The 1860s saw over 600 Jews living in the place and in the first decades of the 19th century over 700. Jews at the time were owners of stores and the early 20th century Maciejowice was a major community.

 

The Holocaust Period

In early September 1939 Maciejowice was the location of a devastating bombing and the Germans entered the place. In October 1940 several hundred people were relocated. Other Jews were held in the ghetto from 1941.