Alternate names: Golub-Dobrzyń [Pol], Dobrin bei Dervents [Yid], Dobrzyń nad Drwęcą [Pol], Dobrin an der Drewenz [Ger], Dobzhin nad Drvents, Gollub [Ger], Golub, Dobzhin, Dobzhin Golub, Dobrzyń-Golub, Golub Dobzhin, Russian: Голюб-Добжинь. דובז'ין על נהר דריוצה- Hebrew. 53°07' N, 19°03' E, Initially two cities, separated by the Drwęca River. The two cities were united in 1951. 1900 Jewish population: 1,938. Yizkor: Ayarati; sefer zikaron le-ayarot Dobrzyn-Golub (Tel Aviv, 1969) and Yizker bletlekh = Dape yizkor (Tel Aviv, 1972). A town in central Poland on the both sides of the Drwęca River in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (since 1999), previously in the Torun Voivodeship (1975-1998) and capital of Golub-Dobrzyń County with a population of 12,500. We Remember Jewish Golub-Dobrzyn: "On the 14th of September 1939 about 270 Jews were taken out of the prayer houses in our little town and forcefully transported to Bydgoszcz (Bromberg) tortured and executed a few day's later in groups of 40-50 in Fordon outside the city of Bydgoszcz and some were executed in Tryszczyn also not far from Bydgoszcz. They are all buried in mass-graves and amongst them was my oldest brother (Kalman) at that time 15 years of age." slideshow history. [May 2009]
GOLUB-DOBRZYN I: US Commission No. AS 118
The earliest known Jewish community was after 1772 with aboiut 300 Jews in 1939. In 1820, the Synagogue was built. In 1858, the community received the statute. In 1923, 116 members of the community left Golub. Living here were 1827 innkeeper Simon Wolff; Wolff Suhtan and Joseph Mendowski, representatives of the community in 1826; Wolff Beniamin, teacher of religion in 1826; Simon Wolff Sulton, A. Isaacksohn, J. Wallengang, representatives of the community in 1846; and Israel Wspes, Joseph Cohn, Gabriel Sultan, representatives of the community in 1855. The Jewish cemetery was established in 1770. The urban crown of a hill by water, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a private road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with a locked gate surrounds the cemetery. Approximate size of cemetery before World War II: 0.0953 ha. No stone visible and there are no known mass graves. Municipality property incorporated into the Catholic cemetery. Properties adjacent are residential. Compared to 1939, the cemetery boundaries enclose the same area. Occasionally, private visitors stop. It was vandalized during World War II. No structures or threats.
Mgr. Maszeno Stocka, 87-100 Tonin, ul. Lyskonskiego 37 e m. 185 completed survey October 25, 1991 after a visit to the site. Persons interviewed: Elibreta Srpejantwlskie and Mouneis Thibert both from Golub-Drobrzyn.
GOLUB-DOBRZYN II: US Commission No. AS 119
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