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Shtetl Variant names: Tichin
Subdistrict - Judicial / Tax District: Tyczyn
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 957
The community consisted of the town Tyczyn and villages: Biala, Budziwój, Borek, Stary, Hermanowa, Kielnarowa and Matysówka
had two synagogues. The Jewish cemetery in Tyczyn was used by the Jews of Tyczyn as well as Jews from the nearby villages.
Brief history of Tyczyn. Written and submitted by George Salton :
Berhold Tyczner, a merchant from Moravia, founded Tyczyn in 1368 during the rein of king Kazimir the Great. Jews migrated into the area during the XV and XVI centuries.
Tyczyn was located in the lower Carpathian foothills, about half way between the two large towns of Krakow to the west and Lwow (Lemberg) to the east. The center of town was on top of a hill surrounded by numerous farming villages. To the north of town was the River Stryj.
The town grew and dominated the area until the mid 16 hundreds when it was destroyed first by a Tartar and later by a Cossack invasion. During the years 1792 to 1918 Tyczyn and the southern part of Poland known as Galicia became part of the Austrian- Hungarian Empire. During those years the area of Tyczyn came under administrative control of Rzeszow, a larger town and a county seat, some eight miles north of Tyczyn.
In present day Poland Tyczyn is in the Podkarpackie Province (Województwo). County (Powiat): Rzeszow. Rural Administrative District (Gmina): Tyczyn
Mention of Tyczyn in the Rzeszow Yizkor Book [ Page 322 -3225 -During the Nazi occupation]
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The 23rd Psalm: George Lucius Salton with Anna Salton Eisen
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