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Coat of arms of Radzymin Alternate names: Radzymin [Pol, Rus], Rodzamin, ראדזימין [Yid], Радзымин [Rus], Radimin, Radomin, Radzimin, Radzmin, Rodimin. 52°25' N, 21°11' E, 14 miles NE of Warszawa, 17 miles SW of Wyszków, 5 miles NW of Wołomin. 1900 Jewish population: 2,136. Yizkor: Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Radzymin [Le livre du souvenir de la communaute juive de Radzymin], (Tel Aviv, 1975). This town is one of the distant suburbs of the city of Warsaw in the powiat of Wołomin of Masovian Voivodeship wotj 7,595 inhabitants in 2004. Gmina Radzymin is an urban-rural administrative district) in east-central Poland. Apart from the town of Radzymin, Gmina Radzymin contains the villages and settlements of Arciechów, Borki, Cegielnia, Ciemne, Dybów-Folwark, Dybów-Górki, Dybów-Kolonia, Emilianów, Łąki, Łosie, Mokre, Nadma, Nowe Załubice, Nowy Janków, Opole, Popielarze, Ruda, Rżyska, Sieraków, Słupno, Stare Załubice, Stary Dybów, Stary Janków, Wiktorów, Zawady and Zwierzyniec. [June 2009]

Jews lived in Radzymin in the 17th century and for many years were over half the population of the city. Chasidism took root here because of tzaddik Jacob Arie Guterman. Shortly after the outbreak of WWII, these Jews fled into the East. The Nazis incarcerated those who remained in the ghetto between the streets Zduńska, Reymonta, Warsaw and the Old Market. Famine, executions, typhus and other diseases depopulated of the ghetto until its liquidation on October 3, 1942 as residents were deported to Treblinka. The prewar population was 3,500 Jews. 40 survived the Holocaust. Isaac Bashevis Singer, recipient of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, was born into a family of Hasidic Jews in Radzymin [June 2009]

CEMETERY: Located on ul Mickiewicza, the exact date of establishment is unknown, but burials were made as early as the 18th century in the 1.8 ha site. 160 Jews were killed here during the Warsaw Insurrection of 1794. The Gmina Cooperative sold as scrap those gravestones that survived the war. The land is now a small park. At its edge is a concrete pedestal and plaque with inscriptions in Hebrew for Rabbi Szlomo Jehoszua. In spring 2006, the inscription has been destroyed, broken in two parts in winter 2006. Vandals also a smashed marble gravestone, leaving fragments on the ground. photos and photos. [June 2009]

MASS GRAVE: An obelisk marks a mass grave of approximately 100 Jews from the concentration camp in Radzymin, who were murdered by the Nazis in October 1942. [February 2010]

 

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