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Jewish families from the city of lask in poland

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משפחות יהודיות מהעיר לאסק,בפולין

Lask was mentioned for the first time in 1356, and in 1422 it was granted city rights by the King of Poland , Władysław II Jagielo .

In the second partition of Poland in 1793, the town was included in the territory of Prussia , and in 1815 it was included in the territory of Congress Poland . In 1903, the town was connected to the railway line , and industrial plants were built there.

Yehudi Lasak

Photo: The synagogue in Lasak at the beginning of the 20th century.

                                                                                 - Jewish community of Lask

Between the World Wars , there were close to 4,000 Jews in the town, out of about 4,900 residents, and there was activity by the Zionist circles and Agudat Israel , who operated schools from the Tarbut and Beit Ya'akov networks .

The Germans occupied the town at the beginning of September 1939, and immediately desecrated the synagogue there, while robbing the property of the Jews of the settlement, and kidnapping them for forced labor . During 1940, 3,467 Jews of the town were concentrated in the ghetto that was established there, to which in 1941 hundreds more Jews from the surrounding area were brought. At the same time, the Germans destroyed the old Jewish cemetery in the town, and paved the town's sidewalks with its tombstones. During the ghetto's activity, its inhabitants were sent to various labor camps , and there were public executions of Jews who violated the German prohibitions.

On August 24, 1942, a liquidation operation was held in the town's ghetto , in which all the patients were murdered, and all the other Jews were gathered in a church outside the town, and were held there for three days in great numbers. After selection , about 760 Jews were transferred to the Lodz ghetto , and the remaining 3,500 Jews were sent to the Chalmano extermination camp . Later, the Germans conducted a hunt for Jews who were hiding in the town, and murdered all those found.