web site is dedicated to the
study of Jewish family
history in the town of Radom,
25' 21° 09'
Other Names: Radom (Pol,
Rus), Rodem, Rudem
Nearest Large Cities: 93.2
kilometers (58 miles) S of Warsaw
be three days
with ties to
of Radom will
schedule and please check back as it will be updated as we get closer to the date. Sharon Grosfeld and Hilda Chazanovitz are coordinating this effort and are in contact with Radom Holocaust survivors
descendants from around the world. Questions?
video on this
There is a great deal of information on this
site so if this is your first visit, please
explore. A few tips....
looking for a specific family
the Names tab to get to the
name index. The Name Index notes and
frequently links to a
particular name in a
variety of sources - ads,
you are looking for
addresses go to the Names
for property owners
or the telephone
Links you will find
info on the 1930 and
Also check to
see if there is
from Names or
Visual History Archive
The Visual History Archive of the
USC Shoah Foundation is now
searchable for names which are
mentioned in Shoah
interviews. After you
register you can do a search for
Radom and the name of interest and
it will pull up intervews in which
the family name is mentioned.
Shtetl has added an
excellent history of Radom to
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Planning a trip to Radom?
What Was Radom
What Can I Find at the Archives?
On the Radom Today tab
you will now find a summary of key Jewish
sites in Radom and their locations.
Please don't hesitate to contact Susan Weinberg if you are planning a trip
as I can help to connect you to resources
On the links tab you
will find links to several
articles on my travels in Radom
from my blog
of the Onion. While there
I explored Jewish Radom and
did research at the
archives. If you are
planning a trip you may find
The key to the Jewish
cemetery is held by a woman who
lives nearby. If you are
visiting Radom and want to go to
the cemetery, contact me to learn
how to access it.
In 2010 seventy-two
long hidden tombstones were built
into a monument known as the
Lapidarium. Articles on this
discovery are found on the Cemetery
Tab and the Radom Today tab.
A translation of
these tombstones is now available at the
Cemetery tab. It is referenced to
the Radom Book of Residents thanks to
the assistance of Moshe Michel
Werber. Both Werber and David
Rosen assisted in the translation.
Jakub Mitek from the Arts and Culture
Center in Radom was kind enough to go to
the cemetery in the middle of winter to
take photographs. I've already heard
from several people who have found
family in those tombstones.
On the pictures tab
you will see a link to stills from
a homemade film of Jewish Radom
done in 1937. The quality is
poor, but it captures the
people and institutions of the
community in a rare pre-war
snapshot. It is easier to
view via stills so I have captured
many of the images.
My visit in 2011 was on the occasion of
exhibiting my artwork
based on that film some of which is found in
the header of each page. Accompanying me was
Dora Zaidenweber, a survivor who was 15
years old when the war broke out. Dora
shared her pre-war and ghetto period family
photographs in the exhibit. Her photos
had survived in the shoes of her husband and
her brother who grabbed photos and put them
in their shoes prior to being sent to the
camps. The exhibition occurred as part
of the Traces series, a focus on the former
Jewish community that the Resursa has
sponsored for several years. We found
great interest in Radom about the former
Jewish community that lived in their midst.
the Family History tab you will find
recollections of survivors who lived in
the pre-war community. Many who have
written a memoir have allowed us to
include the first chapter about their
life in Radom.
While in Radom I found
many resources that I've included on this
If you plan to do
research in Radom, read
Using the Radom
Archives to learn what is
available there. Even if you don't
travel there, it may help you in
Research documents from
1822/23 are available at the name link
with the patronymics and the new surnames
which were taken.
A list of Jewish names from
1813 are in a downloadable excel
spreadsheet, together with
profession. As these are
patronymics, the name they later assumed
is also noted.
Other documents list out the
members of the synagogue in Radom and
surrounding areas in 1884/86.
A list of surnames of photographs of
former Radom residents is provided which
can be located through the Jewish
Historical Institute in Warsaw.