Wieluń, Poland 

These photographs were taken by Max and Denise Wolecki who visited Wieluń in 2005.  They were accompanied by their cousin, Michael Wolecki of Haifa, Israel, who was born in Wieluń before World War II.

The pictures were contributed to this website by another cousin, Asher Szmulewicz of Jerusalem and by the Wolecki family.

Shown in the photographic collages inside the Jewish Museum are scenes of the city as it appeared during the war: 1939 - 1945.

Please click on a photograph to enlarge it.




The Jewish Museum of Wieluń








Above left: inside the city of Wieluń.

Above right: an important church in Wieluń


   From inside the Jewish Museum of Wieluń:

At the outbreak of WWI Russian occupiers left Wieluń.  After a few weeks the city was occupied by the Germans. Shown is the German Army at the Old Town Square "Stary Rynek" in Wieluń, 1914.

Wieluń Synagogue, built in 1830 - 1840, bombed by the Germans on September 1st, 1939.


First page of Shaagat HaArie (the Lion's roar),  the famous commentary of tractate Makot, published in Warszaw.


Copyright © 2007-2016 Merle Kastner


I wish to acknowledge, with gratitude, the generous assistance of
Dr. Steven Lasky, the creator of the The Museum of Family History.

Many thanks to Greg Meyer, for his valuable technical support.

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