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Welcome to the Piotrków Trybunalski KehilaLinks Home Page.
This website is dedicated to the memory of the Jews of Piotrków
1629 - 1943.
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Synagogue in Piotrkow

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View Piotrków Trybunalski via  Map Quest (Latitude 51º 24´, Longitude 19º 41´).


Piotrków Trybunalski is located approximately 42 kilometers or 26 miles south-southeast of Lodz in the Piotrkow Wojewodztwo (Province) in central Poland. A textile center, it also manufactures wood and glass products. One of Poland’s oldest cities, it was first mentioned in 1217 and became the seat of several Polish diets (1347–1578) and tribunals (1578–1792). The city passed to Russia in 1815 and was the capital of Piotrkow province from 1867 to 1915. It reverted to Poland in 1919.  The estimated total population in 1991 was 81,300. Piotrkow Trybunalski has several old churches and the ruins of a castle built by Casimir the Great.

Piotrków Trybunalski was an important Jewish cultural, religious and Hebrew publishing center, with three weekly Yiddish newspapers and numerous Jewish organizations and institutions. During World War II, Piotrkow Jews were mainly deported to the death camp at Treblinka. After World War II, a handful of survivors returned to Piotrków Trybunalski to seek relatives, however, the Jewish community was not reestablished. Nearby Jewish communities existed in Belchatow, Kamiensk, Lask, Opoczno, Pabianice, Przedborz, Przyglow, Radomsko, Rozprza, Serock, Sulejow, Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Tuszyn, and Wolborz .

Searchable Databases

Yizkor Book Project

JewishGen has initiated a major presentation on Piotrkow Trybunalski, centered on the book, A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski, Ben Giladi, ed. New York, NY : Shengold Publishers in cooperation with the Piotrkow Trybunalski Relief Association in New York, 1991. This book is a compilation of chapters from the original yizkor book published in 1965, and from articles previously published in journals and books. Our heartfelt thanks go to Ben Giladi for generously granting permission to reproduce this book online and to JewishGen for making this presentation possible. Several chapters are now online, with more to come in the near future. See the Piotrkow Trybunalski Yizkor Book Project.

Research Groups and Mailing Lists



Irgun Yotzei Piotrkow
c/o Yeshiahu Podlowski
9 Tchernihovsky Str.
Rishon Le-Zion


This is a quarterly magazine whose readership comprises survivors, their children and grandchildren. To subscribe, write to the above address or send an email to:

Other Countries

Many additional Piotrkower Landsmanshaften are located in Canada (Montreal, Toronto), Sweden, France, England, Belgium, Argentina and Australia. For further information, contact Ben Giladi, editor of The Voice of Piotrkow Survivors.


Marla Waltman Daschko, Shirley Rotbein Flaum, Ben Giladi, Paul W. Ginsburg, Alice and Maurice Klinger, Leonard Markowitz and Petje Schröder.

The web author would like to express deep appreciation to Ben Giladi, editor of The Voice of Piotrkow Survivors for granting permission to reproduce articles and photographs from this important source. It is a remarkable monument to the martyrs and survivors of the former Jewish community of Piotrkow.
Above: Drawing of the center medallion in the ceiling of the Great Synagogue

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Created: 1 January 2014

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