Żarki Yizkor Book to be Translated into English for the First Time!

September 15, 2020

Żarki is a town lying about 35 kms from Częstochowa. The history of the town goes back to the 12th century, with Jews first settling there in the 16th century. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the town’s population reached around 5,000, of whom 60% were Jews. When the War ended, the Jewish community of Żarki was no more.

In 1959, in Israel, Holocaust Survivors from Żarki published a Yizkor Book entitled The Community of Żarki – a Town in its Life and its Destruction”.

As far as we are aware, this is the only Yizkor Book ever published about the Jews of Żarki. Written predominantly in Hebrew, apart from its “Table of Contents” and its “Necrology” section, it has never been translated into English – UNTIL NOW!

It has therefore been decided that this will be the next Yizkor Book to be professionally and entirely translated into English, as part of our YIZKOR BOOK PROJECT. Translations will begin to appear on our website soon!