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Śrem [ɕrɛm] (German: Schrimm) is a town on the Warta river in central Poland. It has been situated in the Greater Poland Voivodeship since 1999; from 1975 to 1998 it was part of the Poznań Voivodeship. As of 1995, the population of Śrem was 29,800.

Śrem is 45 kilometres (28 miles) to the south of Poznań, a local road junction on the road from Poznań to Rawicz; other roads lead from the town to Września, Leszno and Głuchowo[disambiguation needed]. The Śrem District has a population of 39,672, of which about 31,000 live in the town of Śrem. Source: Wikipedia.

SREM (Ger. Schrimm; Pol. Szrem; Yid. Strim), town in Poznan province, W. Poland. Jews settled in Srem in the late 16th century and engaged in commerce, weaving, and goldsmithery. In 1656, during the war between Poland and Sweden, the Polish general S. Czarniecki persecuted the Jews of Srem, and those who survived left the town. In the 1670s Jews resettled in Srem and a community was organized. In 1683 a meeting of the council of the galil (province) of Poznan (see *Council of the Lands) took place there. In the 18th century Srem Jews engaged in the trade of agricultural products, tailoring, shoemaking, and liquor production. In 1765 the Jewish community numbered 327. In the mid-18th century Samuel b. Azriel of Landsburg was the rabbi of Srem.

From 1815, under Prussian rule, the Jewish population increased, numbering 924 (27% of the total) in 1840 and 1,127 (19%) in 1871. The Jews were engaged mostly in the building trade, tailoring, transportation, and shopkeeping. In the late 1870s many Jews left for Poznan and other cities in central Germany. In 1895 only 607 Jews were left (11%), and this number decreased to 318 (4.5%) by 1910. In the early 20th century the Srem community maintained charitable institutions and an association for Jewish historical and literary research. In 1921, in independent Poland, there were 103 Jews (1.5%) there. Source: Jewish Virtual Library

From JRI-Poland vital records are available in LDS Film 758361 and in Polish State Archive 53, Fond 3592. Town Coordinator Madeleine Okladek. She is also the Town Coordinator for Poznan. These records have not been extracted.

From Yad Vashem the list of people with connections to the town of Schrimm totals 456 victims of the Holocaust. Family names include Baum, Biberfeld, Fuss, Schreiber, Schwarz and Stern among many others.

From JewishGen Family Finder there are 55 names and 25 researchers looking for data on individuals connected to the town of Srem.

From the Cemetery project www.kirkuty.xip.pl a discussion has been translated and put into the Discussion link herein.

Postcards from the town are available for viewing in "photos and documents" (courtesy of Georges Hopp).

The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835 Revised Edition Compiled by Edward David Luft lists 44 individuals who were granted citizenship in Srem. During the period of the Grand Duchy of Posen Schrimm was in Schrimm County along with the towns of Kurnik (91 people), Dolzig (7), Xias (8), Moschin (14) and Jaraczewo (11).

Many additional details of the life of the Jewish population in Srem is found here including Photos:

http://www.xn--jdische-gemeinden-22b.de/index.php/gemeinden/s-t/1768-schrimm-posen