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 Dolny Slask Documents

These two documents list the Holocaust survivors from Belchatow who went to Lower Silesia (Dolny Slask) after the war and formed a Landsmannschaft there. 

German residents from Lower Silesia (Dolny Slask, part of the "regained territories" of post-war Poland) escaped or were pressured to emigrate. Many empty houses remained with almost no Poles. Not able or wanting to return to their hometowns, Jews from Poland and Russia came to settle in this area in the towns of Breslau (now Wroclaw), Liegnitz (Legnica), Reicgenbach (Dzierzoniow), and Waldenburg (Walbrzych) and others. These files list those Jews from Belchatow who settled in the area and formed a Landsmannschaft. When the Communists turned against minorities in the late 1960s, the Jewish community dwindled. Many of the Jews emigrated to Israel. 

These documents were found at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) but come from Yad Vashem and are housed at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. No other information about them is available. 

For more information about the area, see the official website for history of Dzierzoniow, and http://www.jewish-guide.pl/sites/32 (Wroclaw), and the Encyclopedia Judaica.

 

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