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Information on Jewish Sites

The information on this page is designed to be of use to those traveling to the city of Radom to explore family roots.  Click on this link to access information on Jewish sites and their location.  Information is also provided on the Tourist Office where you can get additional information. Please also reference the Archives tab for an article on using the archives while in Radom.


 City of Radom Website

This site provides an interactive map as well as information on hotels. Use the Google toolbar to translate.

Culture and Arts Center "Resursa Obywatelska"

Every April the Resursa does a series on the former Jewish community of Radom.

You can also find a film on Dr. Jerzy Borysowicz, one of the Righteous from Radom.  The film is in Polish, but you will also find some excerpts of film footage of the Jews of Radom during the war.


Although the site is in Polish, you can contact them in English through the link "kontakt" and you will receive a response in English.  They can assist you in connecting with the woman who has the key to the cemetery.

In November 2010 the Resursa served as the primary organizer of events around the dedication of the Lapidarium, a monument at the Jewish cemetery composed of intact tombstones that had been hidden away for many years.  You can see their video (in Polish) of the event at Lapidarium.  Articles that tell the story can be found at Discovery of Hidden Tombstones and Photos of Monument. The tombstones and their translations can be accessed on the Cemetery tab.

In April 2011 the Resursa invited Susan Weinberg, an artist and this website creator to exhibit artwork based on the former Jewish community of Radom drawn from the 1937 film of the Jewish community.  Susan was accompanied by Dora Zaidenweber, a former resident of Radom, a survivor and long-time Holocaust educator.  In addition to Susan's artwork, they exhibited photos that Dora had from pre-war and during the time of the ghetto.  Together they spoke to high school students about the former Jewish community.
Jewish School in Radom
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Jewish Ghetto Streets Today
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Jewish Cemetery Today
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Jewish School in Radom

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Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students

Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students




Jewish Ghetto Streets Today

Additional Photos at





 


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Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students
Walowa St.
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek

and Radom high school students
Walowa & Zeromskiego
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek

and Radom high school students
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students
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Synagogue Memorial
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek

and Radom high school students
Base of Synagogue Memorial
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek

and Radom high school students
Location of Synagogue
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek

and Radom high school students
Courtesy of Ewa Wziatek
and Radom high school students




  Radom Jewish Cemetery


 Additional Photos at   Radom Cemetery Today

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above photos are courtesy of Ewa Wziatek and Radom high school students       Click here for Pre-War Cemetery Photos





Maps, souvenirs and some other info on Radom can be found at the city's Tourist Information office. It's across the square from the railway station at Traugutta St.

Centrum Informacji Turystycznej

ul. Traugutta 3
26-600 Radom
tel.: 048 360 06 10
info@cit.radom.pl

 Tourist Info link: http://www.informacjaturystyczna.radom.pl/

The website is only in Polish, but if you stop in or call they speak English well.


Information on sites of Jewish significance can be downloaded at http://radomcity.eu/data/other/multicultural_radom.pdf

 Cemetery
The cemetery is slightly outside of town in the corner of Struga Kozienicka and E371.    Most of the stones were used to pave the roads by the Nazis, but there are some recovered tombstones standing and some fragments of tombstones on the wall.  There is also the newly constructed Lapidarium which has 72 tombstones that had been hidden away.  The translation is on the Shtetlink on the Cemetery tab.There is a big spiked fence around the cemetery and it is locked, but the key is held by someone who lives nearby.  Contact Jakub Mitek at the Resursa Arts & Culture Center to get the key (jakub.mitek@resursa.radom.pl).  It is a bit out of town so you will need some transportation.  There is a small chapel there with the Kaddish on the wall and plaques with the Jewish population of surrounding towns in 1939,.  There are about 40 standing tombstones, the
72 tombstones of the Lapidarium and fragments of damaged tombstones on the wall.
cemetery location

 

Synagogue

The synagogue monument is in the middle of town on ul. Bozniczna (means synagogue), parallel to Walowa, a main street which was in the old Jewish quarter.  It is built out of stones of the old synagogue and you can see the base of the pillars that stood in front at the end of the square. (see #1 on map below)

The Friends of Knowledge School was a Jewish school that has since been adopted by a Polish school down the street.  There is a site on-line commemorating the school and its former attendees and teachers..  There is a plaque on the building at13 Kilinskiego. (see #2 on map below)

The area around Walowa near Zeromskiego is the old Jewish part of the city although by the time the war broke Jews lived throughout the city. This area was the front of the large ghetto.

The ghetto gate stood at 1 Zeromskiego.  If you look at the pictures on the Holocaust tab at the bottom you will see “Then and Now”  The last two pictures show the arched gate during the time of the ghetto and the one next to it is 1 Zeromskiego today.  You can see where the arch attached. (see # 3 on map below)

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© 2010-2016 Compiled and Created by Susan Weinberg
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 Last updated August 12, 2016
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