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Jewish Families from or connected to Leczyca, Poland

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This Jewish Town Project attempts to collect and identify Jewish people from the town of Leczyca or Łęczyca in Poland. It is one of many towns in the area that had a large population of Jewish individuals up to the World War II era .

Source Wikipedia. "Jews had been an important part of the population of Łęczyca since the late 1400s. At the beginning of the war in 1939, the Jewish population was more than 4000, about 30 percent of the community. The Germans began to terrorize, pillage, and humiliate the Jewish population from the beginning of the occupation. The Germans established a ghetto in late 1939, and later forbade any Jew to leave it on penalty of death. After the ghetto was enclosed, hunger and typhus ravaged the ghetto population. Periodically, hundreds of the community were expelled to other places, while Jews in other locations were brought to Łęczyca. In April 1942, the remaining Jews, about 1700 people, were sent to the Chełmno extermination camp where they were immediately gassed. The local Poles took over their houses and what meager possessions they left behind."

Source: JewishGen "Łęczyca, Poland Alternate names: Łęczyca [Pol], Lintshits [Yid], Lenchitsa [Rus], Lancicia [Lat], Lenczyca [Ger], Lentschütz [Ger, 1939-45], Linchits, Lechicha, Lenczyk, Lecycza, Lenchitsha, Lentshits, Lintchitz , Lunchich, Luntzitz, Luntschitz, Lentschitz Region: Kalisz" and "JGFF Town Search (137 Matches), Yizkor Books [Memorial book of Leczyca] Edited by Yitshak Yedidyah Frenkel (1913-). ( Tel Aviv : Ole Lentshits be-Yisra'el = Former Residents of Leczyca in Israel, 1953). 223 pages. [H]. Sefer Linshits (Tel Aviv, 1953)"

Jewish Online World Burial Registry JOWBR on Jewish Gen has records." Cemetery ID: POL-06635 Cemetery Name: Cmentarz Parafii Rzymskokatolickiej Section: Kwartera Wojenna"

The online database at YadVashem offers 10,000 records of victims of the Holocaust connected to or from Leczyca. Some may be duplicates but overall it lists many many people connected to Leczyca. For example, the family name of "Abramowicz" provides data on about 30 victims from Leczyca.