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Jewish Families from or connected to Piaseczno, Mazovian, Poland

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This project is created to collect and identify Jewish families and individuals from the town of Piaseczno in the Mazovian area of Poland.

Piaseczno is a town in central Poland with 47,660 inhabitants. It is situated in the Masovian Voivodeship, approximately 16 kilometres south of Warsaw. It is a popular residential area and a suburb of Warsaw and is strongly linked to the capital, both economically and culturally. It is the capital of Piaseczno County. Source: Wikipedia

PIASECZNO, town in Warszawa province, Poland. During the 18th century there was a Jewish settlement in the town, but in 1740 King Augustus III prohibited the residence of Jews. In 1789 they were also forbidden to trade or be innkeepers in the town. After the abolition of this decree by the Russian government, the population of the town increased from 1,328 in 1865 to 5,604 in 1921. The latter figure included 2,256 Jews. An active Jewish life began after World War I and in 1932 a Zionist delegate was elected to head the community. Among the ẓaddikim of Piaseczno, R. Israel Jehiel Kalish (whose father R. Simḥah Bunem Kalish of Otwock died in Tiberias in 1907) was renowned at the beginning of the 20th century. BIBLIOGRAPHY: K.K. Shapiro, Sefer Esh Kodesh (1960); M. Piekarz, Ha-Te'udah ha-Ḥasidit ha-Sifrutit ha-Akharona al Admath Polin, Divrei ha-Rabbi mi-Piaseczno be-Getto Varsha (1979). Source: Jewish Virtual Library 2019

Virtual Shtetl has some information here: https://sztetl.org.pl/en/towns/p/593-piaseczno

Jewish Records Indexing Poland Organization has some data in progress here: https://jri-poland.org/town/piaseczno.htm

International Jewish Genealogical Society Cemetery Project has data here: https://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/poland/piaseczno-masovia...

The story of the Piaseczno Rabbi is told here :https://www.lookstein.org/journal/classics-legacy-piaseczno-rebbe/

Yad Vashem has a very small number of individuals from this town who perished in the Holocaust. About 30 total. Some records are based on Pages of Testimony, a good source for modern day relatives of the victims.