Jewish Bedzin – a tragedy in three acts

Paula admiring restoration works at Mizrachi prayer house

Like many other Polish towns Będzin seems to be gazing nostalgically into the past. What used to be an important commercial centre in one of the largest industrial districts of the tsarist Russia is now an exceedingly run-down and unsightly witness... Read more

Jewish cemeteries in Olkusz [yid. Elkish]

jewish cemeteries

Several photos from my last tour of Wolbrom [Yid. Volbrom]  and Olkusz [Elkish] – two industrial towns located along the important Dąbrowa-Dęblin railway line, before the war known for their  thriving, long-established Jewish communities.... Read more