Kolonia Synajska (eng. Sinai Colony) was established in 1849 as an agricultural settlement by eight Jewish families[1.1]. At the end of the 19th century, there were 20 houses inhabited by 136 people in the colony. There was also a Jewish house of prayer[1.2].

In 1934, several families left the Sinai Colony, emigrated to Palestine and settled in Rishon LeZion and Petah Tikva. During World War II, those who stayed in the settlement (about 60 to 80 Jews) were deported by the Nazi to a ghetto in Dziarečyn. Most likely the majority or even all Jewish residents of the Sinai Colony were killed[1.1.1].

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  • [1.1] S. Spector, G. Wigoder, The Encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust, New York 2001, vol. II, s. 650
  • [1.2] F. Sulimierski, B. Chlebowski, W. Walewski, Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, Warszawa 1880, t. XV, s .636
  • [1.1.1] S. Spector, G. Wigoder, The Encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust, New York 2001, vol. II, s. 650