Bodzentyn/Baizetshin in the past and present

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On this website, you will find references to Holocaust survivors from Bodzentyn, most of whom were children and/or young adults during WWII. They have shared their experiences through memoirs and interviews. You will also find stories of rescue, and recollections from recent events.

The Diary of Dawid Rubinowicz that was found in Bodzentyn in 1957, is known to be one of the most touching testimonies of the fate of Jewish children during the Holocaust.

In 2007 the cultural organization Odnowica, launched the project Pamietnik (Diary), engaging young people to read and learn about the former Jewish community of Bodzentyn. Also, two plays were set up and performed during the Dawid Rubinowicz' Days in 2008 and 2009.

The history of Jews in Poland dates back over a millennium. Through photos and featured articles—we visit the day-to-day lives of the Jews who once formed a substantial minority in the Polish town Bodzentyn.

The Jewish cemetery

The Jewish cemetery in Bodzentyn was established in the latter half of the ninetieth century and is located on a hillside called Góra Miejska. In 2008-2009 the cemetery was restored.