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Jewish Families of Zamość (Poland)

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Zamość is a town in what is currently the south-east of the Lublin Voivodeship in Poland. The first mention of Jews in Zamość dates from 1583 who were chiefly merchants from Turkey and Italy who had come to Zamość by way of Lwów. After 1620, another group arrived from Holland and Flanders, while the largest migration of Sephardic Jews to Zamość occurred in the 1630s. By the early twentieth century, two synagogues and nine prayer houses functioned in Zamość, and a new cemetery was established in 1906. Jewish political life also flourished. The Bund was active by 1905, and before World War I. By 1921, the Jewish population of Zamość was 9,383 (49.3% of the total population). At the start of World War II, many left the city, where the Germans forcibly resettled Jews from western Poland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. In April and May 1942, the Germans deported some of Zamość’s Jews to the death camp at Bełżec, while on 16 October the remaining Jews were forced to march 25 miles to Izbica, to be transported to Bełżec.

This project seeks to identify all of the Jewish families of Zamość. From the earliest residents in the 16th Century through the 20th Century.

The list below contains tree tops for families primarily from Zamosc. Some of these families may originate in other towns and the tree top is the name of the oldest male in the family identified in Zamosc metrical records. Please note that there may be more members of these families whose profiles have not been added and there may be other branches or families with the same surname who were not added because a connection could not be made.

An asterisk following a name indicates that little work has been done on the particular family and the tree requires development. If you do work on a family with an asterisk please remove the asterisk or let Seth Morgulas know.

If you add a new surname that is not otherwise listed below please add the tree top to the list.

Families currently in the project: