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Jewish Families of Swarzędz (formerly Schwernsenz)

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  • Dr. Simon Baruch (1840 - 1921)
    Simon Baruch (1840–1921) was a German immigrant of Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity who came with his family to the United States in 1855. He studied medicine, became a doctor, and served as a surgeon...
  • Moses Elias Berwin (c.1770 - c.1800)
    Geoff Kaiser of Melbourne, Australia studied the records on the town of Kargowa, Poland filmed by the LDS in the 1930's. He extracted the data on the entire town, but I have entered on Geni only the Be...

Swarzedz is located at 52°25' N 17°05' E 166 mi W of Warszawa. It is a small town about 13 km from Poznan. Jewish settlers were living there for many years. A web site at http://www.swarzedz.pl offers some insight into the present day town. The Jewish population in the 1800's was limited, with many people moving to the larger cities by the early 1900's.

Yad Vashem records 154 people who were born in Swarzedz who perished in the Holocaust. These people were mostly living in large cities such as Berlin.

This town may be called by slightly different names. Like Schwerhatz.