The Holocaust

The Holocaust

Kamiensk was almost entirely destroyed by German artillery fire during the invasion of September 1939. About half of the population fled the town. By the end of 1940, some 350 local Jews and 170 Jewish refugees were living in Kamiensk. During the summer of 1942, their numbers increased to 598 due to the influx of more refugees. In October 1942, some 500 of these Jews were transported to the extermination camp at Treblinka.

Several Jews in hiding were handed over by the Poles to the Germans.

Kamiensk is mentioned in the following accounts of deportations from the nearby towns of Radomsko and Piotrkow Trybunalski.


January 17, 2001
Victor Breitburg
Levittown, New York
E-mail: victorsb@aol.com

The information about Kamiensk was obtained from the Museum of Jewish Diaspora in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

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