Zawiercie Train Station

Jewish Families lining up at Zawiercie Train Station


Zawiercie Web Site

December 1, 2014

The Zawiercie web site was redesigned. The new version includes all the material that was presented in the older version with additional pages.

The current history page includes new essays and references about the history of Kromolow and Zawiercie in general and in particular the history of the Jewish community.

The web site is work in progress and we will be happy to receive photographs, stories and data of the Jewish life in Kromolow and Zawiercie.


Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery

Restoration Project

Dec 26, 2014

Dear friends,

I finally organized all the pictures I could  find and I created a site on my Facebook page titled “Zawiercie Jewish Cemetery Restoration Project.” 

 As regards the cemetery, Marcin Bergier was very busy this year clearing the vegetation and smaller trees as well as the area at the entrance behind the two buildings either side of the gate. He also contacted the city to empty the garbage can behind the carriage house.   I have also sent him a chainsaw, which he plans on using next year to  take down some of the smaller trees...  One of the most difficult issue we are dealing with are the two buildings on either side of the entrance gate.  The one on the left is the carriage house and the one on the right is where the caretaker lived and the bodies were prepared for burial.  These two buildings have serious structural damage...  If we don’t get some serious money,  the two buildings will likely have to be torn down.  If anyone has any idea about a charitable organization we can contact to get a grant, please let me know.

Please forward this note to anyone I may have missed. 

Thank you,

Joe Greenbaum



December 2, 2014

On Tuesday April 9, 2013 Joe Greenbaum send email to a group of people that have an interest in the town of Zawiercie:

"Dear Friends and Family, I would like to inform you that the city of Zawiercie is planning to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liquidation of the Zawiercie ghetto on Thursday, August 29, 2013. Attached, you will find the invitation and a preliminary program schedule. "

The event took place on August 29, 2013 and Heidi Urich shared with me her experience:

"I attended the Zawiercie commemoration and found it to be a very worthwhile experience. I was particularly moved by the procession from the marketplace at the edge of the ghetto to the train station. In addition to town officials, there appeared to be a great many town residents who joined us as we walked about a mile on the route our family members were forced to take as they were being deported to Auschwitz. A large plaque commemorating the Jewish community was unveiled at the train station opposite the tracks in a solemn ceremony. This was followed by another ceremony at the Jewish cemetery. "

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Photos from Leib Kushner Collection

Leib Kushner, a photographer and a photographs shop owner in Czestochowa , immigrated to Israel after WW2  and brought with him a collection of photographs documenting events from Czestochowa ghetto in 1942.

115 Pictures of the collection were donated to Yad Vashem.

In the collection there are 2 pictures  that Yad Vashem historians were unable to identify her source.

The place where the photos were taken was identified by our friend Peter Palgan from Czestochowa as

ZAWIERCIE train station, about 50 km southeast of Czestochowa.

Alon Goldman, the chairman of Czestochowa Jews in Israel shared the facts with Zawiercie community.

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Leib Kushnir's Photos

German Police SS oversee the deportation of the Jews from Zawiercie Ghetto. Zawiercie Ghetto was known as Warthenau between 1941 and 1945.

More photos about Zawiercie are on display at the site WWII - Holocaust - jewish ghettos 

Zawiercie Train Station During the Holocaust Time

Jews in Zawiercie Train Station during the deportation.

Zawiercie Train Station WWII

Jews in Zawiercie Train Station during the deportation

Zawiercie Train Station

Zawiercie Train Station (German soldiers line up in front of the station???)

2013 Zawiercie Train Station.

The train station in Zawiercie was built on along the Warsaw–Vienna railway.

The first, wooden station building was erected here in 1872.

The brick building was put up in less than twenty years later, in 1890, but it was much smaller than the present building.

The latter was built in the years 1910-1913, and it was intended to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the reign of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.

Zawiercie Train Station

29 August 2013

70th Anniversary of the liquidation of the Zawiercie ghetto

From This Place, During WWII,

German Nazis Deported Several Thousands Innocents People to Their Death -

Jews from Zawiercie and Surrounding Communites.

For Centuries They Lived With Us and Among Us.

We Will Never Forget

People of Zawiercie

photo by Gabriela Birenholtz

Zawiercie Train Station

29 August 2013

70th Anniversary of the liquidation of the Zawiercie ghetto

photo by Gabriela Birenholtz