Sawin, Lublin Voivodeship - Jewish Community

Jewish Community

The first Jewish synagogue was built in Sawin on Brzeskiej Street in the early 1880s. A second synagogue was built in 1925 when the 611 Jews living in the village represented 48% of total population. There were 882 Jews living in the village at the start of WWII. They included 157 traders and salesmen, 75 craftsmen, and 250 laborers.

The Jewish cemetery on the outskirts of the village, on a street called Chuteckiej, was vandalized in 1943. In 1999, Mordechai Holcblat, a Sawin native living in Israel, rectified a wooden fence. In 2001, Philip Goldstejn, a Sawin native from Canada, and Mr. Holcblat from Israel created a Holocaust memorial on stone brought from Israel. They had the cemetery cleaned and the remaining gravestones were reset.

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