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Jewish Families of Kargowa (formerly Unruhstadt)

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  • Gabriel Wolff (c.1780 - d.)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Dec 13 2019, 3:22:47 UTC The family Wolff was quite large in the town of Unruhstadt in the 1830 era as recorded by the Grand Duchy of Posen. In Luft, Th...
  • Moritz Bamberg (deceased)
    Son born in Kargowa=Unruhstadt.
  • Felix Bamberg (1820 - 1893)
    Felix Bamberg is listed by Edward David Luft as a member of the Prussian Parliament and was a Diplomat from the town of Bomst. Source: The Jews of Posen Province in the Nineteenth Century, a Selective ...
  • Henriette Baumgart (deceased)
    Son born in Kargowa.
  • Siegfried Baumgart (1872 - d.)

Kargowa is a small town in Western Poland near Babimost, a larger town. There is a town web site at . Mention must be made of the murder by the Nazi's of many Jewish women and children during a Death March nearby to Kargowa.

In Luft, The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835, revised edition 2004, the town is grouped in the County of Bomst, along with Wollstein and Rakwitz. Individuals that became naturalized numbered 74 in Unruhstadt, 41 in Bomst, 80 in Wollstein and 31 in Rakwitz.

The town site at lists the following people who were murdered by the Nazi's:

No. Surname Name Maiden name Date and place of birth Place of residence Deportation Date and place of death

  1. Baumgart Kurt Siegbert 08.01.1908 Kargowa Wrocław to Auschwitz
  2. Bernhold Martin 23.12.1890 Kargowa Berlin 13.06.1942 from Berlin to Sobibór 27.09.1942
  3. Blumenfeld Margarethe 20.08.1898 Kargowa Berlin 03.03.1943 from Berlin to Auschwitz
  4. Blumenfeld Rosa Rosalie 13.09.1897 Kargowa Berlin 11./13.07.1942 from Berlin - Bielefeld – Hamburg to Auschwitz
  5. Boldes Frieda Baumgart 02.05.1905 Kargowa Wrocław to Auschwitz
  6. Goldschmidt Elise Bornstein 12.08.1892 Kargowa Berlin 28.03.1943 from Berlin to the ghetto in Theresienstadt; 23.10.1944 to Auschwitz
  7. Heymann Ella Grossmann 20.12.1897 Kargowa Berlin 12.03.1943 from Berlin to Auschwitz
  8. Kaiser Erich 21.03.1892 Kargowa Wrocław 02.04.1943 from the ghetto in Wrocław to Theresienstadt; 28.09.1944 to Auschwitz
  9. Klein Martha Pach 12.07.1888 Kargowa Berlin 13.07.1942 from Berlin to the ghetto in Theresienstadt; 18.12.1943 to Auschwitz
  10. Levy Elise 26.06.1861 Kargowa Wrocław 30.08.1942 from Wrocław 05.10.1942 Theresienstadt; ghetto
  11. Lewy Selma Levy 12.12.1870 Kargowa Berlin 20.07.1942 from Berlin 24.12.1943 Theresienstadt; ghetto
  12. Loeser Paula Pauline Levy 24.04.1864 Kargowa Wrocław 05.04.1940
  13. Marcus Markus Pauline 15.06.1861 Kargowa Berlin 13.06.1942 from Berlin to the ghetto in Theresienstadt; 19.09.1942 to Treblinka
  14. Rosenbaum Auguste Baumgart 21.06.1868 Kargowa Wrocław 27.07.1942 from Wrocława 05.08.1942 Theresienstadt; ghetto
  15. Rosenbaum Irma 01.06.1892 Kargowa Berlin 19.02.1943 from Berlin to Auschwitz
  16. Rosenbaum Siegfried 15.05.1886 Kargowa Berlin 19.02.1943 from Berlin to Auschwitz

The LDS Microfilms of the town birth death and marriage records from the 1870 era to early 1900 have been extracted by the Jewish Records Poland (JRI-Poland) project and may be found via JewishGen. Films 1334579, 1874443, 1874444 and 1874445 were covered by Geoff Kaiser of Australia.

Additional information and some photographs of the Jewish area of Unruhstadt are found here:

KARGOWA: Lubuskie Normal 0 (Unruhstadt: [Ger]%29 Jewish Cemetery in Kargowa is located approximately two km from the village marked on the map of the surrounding area from the early 20th century. A small forest contains the remains of the cemetery. Little is known about its history. In the 1930s, the Nazis destroyed this burial place of Unruhstadt Jewish residents. Only a few gravestones with Hebrew inscriptions and the fragments with plant motif ornamentation remain. With a little effort, one might detect traces in the road leading past the cemetery, paved with matzevot. photos. [May 2009] Source: International Jewish Cemetery Project.