Although Jews started to settle down in nearby Kraśnik as early as the 14th-15th c., Zakrzówek, which was part of the ecclesiastical property, it was not until the end of the 18th or the early 19th century when they came to Zakrzówek to live there. It is a known fact that 169 Jews lived in Zakrzówek in the late 19th century, in 1921 the made up some 18.5% of the total population of the locality, then composed also of Catholics, members of the Orthodox Church and Protestants[1.1]. In 1902 in the land owned by Marcus Sachs a house of prayer for the local Jewish community was built. However, they did not have their own Jewish cemetery and so they had to use the cemetery in Kraśnik.

Occupation

In October 1942 about 50 Jewish children together with elders and the disabled were slaughtered by the Nazis, some 370 remaining Hebrews, together with Jewish dwellers of Annopol, Janów Lubelski and Dzierzkowice, were moved to the ghetto in neighboring Kraśnik[1.2]. Some of them were taken to labor camps, in Budzyń by Kraśnik for instance, but most of them died in the death camps in Bełżec and Majdanek.
 

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Footnotes

  • [1.1] Zakrzowek [hasło] in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, ed. by Shmuel Spector and Geoffrey Wigoder, vol. III, New York 2001, p. 1485; Zakrzówek [hasło] w: hasło w: Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich, vol. XIV, publ. Filipa Sulimierskiego i Władysława Walewskiego, Warszawa 1880-1914, pp. 324-325.
  • [1.2] Zakrzowek [hasło] w: Encyclopedia of Jewish Life…, op.cit.