Towns

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Current Town Name Variant Name(s) Estimated pre-war Jewish
Population
Per Cent Jewish Latitude /  Longitude Contact Person
Aleksandrow Lodzki Aleksandrow, Aleksander
3,500
33%
51°49'/19°18' Elaine Farran
Andrzejow 
Pinkas Hakehillot
 
99
  51°44'/19°41'  
Aurelow
Pinkas Hakehillot 
 

unknown

  50°55'/18°21'  
Baluty (now part of Lodz) Balut, Baluti     51°48'/19°28' Elaine Farran
Bedkow 
Pinkas Hakehillot
Bendkov
228
  51°35'/19°45'  
Belchatow
KehilaLink
Yizkor Book
Pinkas Hakehillot
Belchatov, Belkhatov
6,000
60%
51°22'/19°23' Roni Seibel Liebowitz
Biala Rawska
Yizkor Book
Biala Katan,
Biala Poschet, Biala Ravska
1,429
  51°48'/20°29'  
Bielawy Bielavi     52°04'/19°39' Sheila Salo
Boleslawiec  
546
  51°12'/18°12'  
Bolimow Bolimov
259
  52°05'/20°10'  
Bruzyca (now part of Aleksandrow Lodzki)       51°49'/19°19'  
Brzeziny
Yizkor Book

Brzeziny, Berzin, Bezhezhin, Brezhin, Breziny, Bzhezini, Bzheziny, Brzezany, Berzhan, Bzhezhin, Loewenstadt (Löwenstadt) (G)
6,850
53%
51°48'/19°45' Fay Bussgang,
Judith Silver
Brzeznica (see Nowa Brzeznica)
KehilaLink
         
Burzenin 
Pinkas Hakehillot
 

180

  51°28'/18°50'  
Dabie 
Pinkas Hakehillot
Dambia, Dambye, Dombe, Dombie, Dombye, Dabie Miasto
1,163
  52°05'/18°50'  
Dabrowice 
Pinkas Hakehillot
Dombrovitz
184
  51°26'/20°06'  
Dobra
Place of Remembrance (with photos and story)
Survivor testimony (complete book on-line)
Pinkas Hakehillot
 

 

approx. 1,000

  51°55'/18°37' Leon Weintraub
Dzialoszyn 
Pinkas Hakehillot
Chernokinits, Dzyaloshin
1,909
  51°07'/18°52' Alex Korn, Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Glowno
Zchor website
Pinkas Hakehillot
Glovna, Glovno     51°58'/19°44'  
Gora Wisniowa Wisniowa Gora
56
  51°43'/19°38'  
Gorzkowice
(see Piotrkow Trybunalski Yizkor book)
 
648
  51°13'/19°36'  
Grocholice (now part of Belchatow)
Pinkas Hakehillot
Grocholitza
51 (in 1921)
  51°20'/19°22'  
Inowlodz
Zchor website
Pinkas Hakehillot
 
408
  51°32'/20°13'  
Jezow Yezhov
1,048
  51°49'/19°58'  
Kamiensk
KehilaLink
(see Radomsko Yizkor Book)
Kaminsk     51°13'/19°30' Victor Breitburg
Kielczyglow Kieltchiglov, Kielsztyglov
241
  51°14'/18°59'  
Kleszczew   
232
  51°14'/19°18'  
Kolumna       51°37'/19°11' Orit Lavi
Koluszki Kalushki, Kolushki
387
  51°46'/19°48'  
Koniecpol
Pinkas Hakehillot
Konietzpol, Konyetspol, Sadeh Hadash (H)

approx. 1,100

  50°47'/19°41' Shabsa Liss
Konstantynow Lodzki (now a suburb of Lodz)
Pinkas Hakehillot
Jewish Cemetery
Konstantynow
942
  51°45'/19°20' Henry Zandberg
Krosniewice (see Kutno)       52°15'/19°11'  
Kutno
Memorial website
Pinkas Hakehillot
 
6,784
25%
52°14'/19°22' J. Klingbeil
Lask
KehilaLink
Laski, Lusk
3,864
64% 51°35'/19°08' Bruce Morgenstern, Alex Korn
Leczyca Lentschütz (G)
4,300
33%
51°28'/19°20'  
Lodz
KehilaLink
Yizkor Book
Pinkas Hakehillot
Lodz Cemetery Boards
Museum of Family History
 
Lodzh (Y); Lodsch (G), Litzmannstadt or Litzmanstadt (G)
223,000
34%
51°45'/19°28' Joe Ross 
 
Lowicz   Lovich, Loyvitch, Luyvich
4,517
  52°07'/19°56' Smadar Gilboa
Lutomiersk (now a suburb of Lodz)
Pinkas Hakehillot
Lutamiersk
750
  51°45'/19°13' Marcos Frid
Lututow
 Pinkas Hakehillot
Lititov, Lututov
1,446
  51°22'/18°26' Morris Wirth
Lyszkowice
Pinkas Hakehillot
Liskovitz
545
  51°59'/19°55'  
Nowa Brzeznica/Brzeznica
KehilaLink
(see also Radomsko Yizkor book)
Brzeznica, Berenthal (G)  
60%
51°05'/19°11' Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Nowe Miasto nad Pilica Neishtat Oif der Piltza (Y)
1,667
  51°38'/20°35'  
Osjakow 
Osiakow, Shakev (Y)

approx. 700

  51°17'/18°48'  
Ozorkow Ozorkov

5,000

33%

51°58'/19°17' Jorge Madrowicz
Pabianice
Zchor website
 
Pabenits, Pabjanice, Pabyanets, Pabyanitse
7,336
  51°40'/19°22' Judith Saltz Silberg, Mark Shilling
Pajeczno Payentchno
618
  51°09'/19°00' Gloria Berkenstat
Freund
Parzeczew Parzentchev
174
  51°57'/19°13'  
Piatek Piontka
1,291
  52°04'/19°29' Sheila Salo
Piotrkow Trybunalski
KehilaLink
Yizkor book
Petrokov (R), Petrikau (G), Petrikov, Petrokow, Piotrkuv, Pyetrkov
18,000
33%
51°24'/19°41' Marla Waltman Daschko, Alex Korn
Plawno (see also Radomsko Yizkor book) Palovna
566
  50°59'/19°28' Gloria Berkenstat
Freund
Poddebice
Pinkas Hakehillot
Podembice, Podembitza
1,333
  51°53'/18°57'  
Popien, see Brzeziny       51°48'/19°55'  
Praszka Prashka, Prashke, Prashki, Praska
1,663
  51°03'/18°28' Mark Shilling
Przyglow Pshiglov
5
  51°23'/19°50'  
Radogoszcz (see Lodz)  
188
  51°49'/19°27'  
Radomsko
KehilaLink
Yizkor book
Manuscript
Radomsk (Y), Novoradomsk(R), Naya Radomsk(Y), Nowo Radomsko
7,774
55%
51°04'/19°27' Gloria Berkenstat
Freund
Rawa Mazowiecka Rava,
Rava Mazovietzk, Rave Mazovyetsk, Rawa Mazowiecki
3,018
  51°46'/20°15'  
Rozprza, (see Piotrkow  Trybunalski) Rospesha, Rospsza
546
  51°18'/19°38'  
Ruda Pabianicka Ruda Pabianitzka, Ruda Pabjanicka     51°42'/19°27'  
Rzgow
Pinkas Hakehillot 
  approx. 93   52°09'/18°03'  
Sieradz
Pinkas Hakehillot 
Seradz, Sheeradz, Sheredz, Shiradz, Schieratz (G)
5,000
40%
51°36'/18°45' Morris Wirth
Skierniewice Skernevitsy, Skernyevits, Skernevits, Skiernivitz, Skirnivitz
4,333
  51°58'/20°09' Aubrey Jacobus, Aron Meron-Michowski
Sobota  
356
  52°07'/19°41' Jeff Maynard
Srocko Srotzko,
Srock Czastkowy, Srock Prywatny, Srocko Prywatne
119
  51°32'/19°38'  
Strykow Strikov
1,998
  51°54'/19°36'  
Sulejow
Pinkas Hakehillot
(see also Piotrkow Trybunalski Yizkor book)
 
Silev (Y), Siliyov, Suliyov
2,133 (in 1921)
  51°22'/19°53'  
Sulmierzyce Silmerzitz, Sulmerzhitza
343
  51°11'/19°12'  
Szadek
Pinkas Hakehillot 
Shadek
479
  51°41'/18°59'  
Szczercow 
Pinkas Hekehillot
 
Shtchertzov, Stertzev
3,200
64%
51°20'/19°07' Joe Ross
Tomaszow Mazowiecki 
Yizkor Book
Jewish Cemetery book
Tomashov, Tomashov Khadash, Tomashov Pyetrikov (Pyetrikov, Piotrkov), Tomashov Ravski, Tomashuv Mazovyetsk (Mazovyetski), 
13,000
  51°32'/20°01' Hadassah Lipsius
Tuszyn Tushin
1,271
  51°36'/19°33' Leah Jordan Bisel, Alex Korn
Ujazd Ujest
792
  50°23'/18°21' Shloimie Richman 
Uniejow Uniayev
1,100
  51°58'/18°48' Richard Halon
Warta
Yizkor Book
The Jewish Cemetery
Pinkas Hakehillot
 
Dvart (Y), Dvurt
2,025
  51°42'/18°38' Madeleine 
Okladek
Widawa
Pinkas Hakehillot
Vidava
773
  51°26'/18°57'  
Wielun
KehilaLink
Pinkas Hakehillot
Welungen (G)
4,818
  51°13'/18°33' Marcos Frid
Wieruszow Verushev, Viroshov, Vyershuv, Vyerushov, Vyerushuv
1,903
  51°17'/18°10'  
Wiskitno (now part of the city of Lodz)       51°43'/19°33' Jay Norwalk
Wola Krzystoporska 
Pinkas Hakehillot
Vola Kshishtoporska
79
  51°21'/19°35'  
Wolborz
Pinkas Hakehillot  
(see also Radomsko Yizkor Book)
 
Volborzh
443
  51°30'/19°50'  
Zdunska Wola
Yizkor Book
Mailing List
Pinkas Hakehillot
Zdinskivola, Zdunska Vola, Zdunska Volye, Zdunske Volye
9,330
34.5%
51°36'/18°56' Daniel Wagner
Zelow
KehilaLink
Zelav
1,816
  51°28'/19°14' Andrzej Selerowicz
Zgierz
Yizkor Book 
Pinkas Hakehillot
Report on the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Expulsion of the Jews of Zgierz
Zgerzh, Zgyerz
3,828
  51°51'/19°25' Joe Ross
Zloczew
Yizkor Book
Zlotshev
1,959
  51°25'/18°37' Felicia Pietrkowski Zieff
Zychlin Zakhlin, Zhekhlin, Zhichlin, Zhikhlin
2,701
  52°15'/19°37' Jeff Maynard, Sheila Salo

NOTE: Names of towns with published Yizkor Books, sections translated in Pinkas Hakehillot, and  special websites about the town are indicated.  If you know of any additional links that should be included on this page, please contact the LARG Help Team


KEY:
R = Russian, Y = Yiddish, G = German, H = Hebrew
Yizkor Book= an online Yizkor Book translation is available for this town
Pinkas Hakehillot = Information about this town is translated in Pinkas Hakehillot (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland, Lodz, Volume One)
 

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