This article documents the history of Jews in Opatów, a town in Poland, located in the historic province of Lesser Poland among the hills of Lesser Polish Upland, with the Opatówka river dividing the town into two parts. Opatów is called Apt/Apta in Yiddish.
The thriving Jewish community dating back for centuries was almost entirely eradicated during the Holocaust with most victims sent to their deaths at Treblinka extermination camp and murdered upon arrival. The Shoah survivors and their descendants have settled mainly in Israel, New York City and Toronto.
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... The survivors from Opatów and their descendants have settled mainly in Israel, New York City and Toronto where active community groups of survivors and their families were formed and ... calendar) is a date in which the descendants of the Jews of Opatów gather to remember the loss and murder of their ancestors ...
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