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Introduction

The Town of Szczuczyn
 

Szczuczyn is a town located in the Podlaskie province, Grajewski District, in northeast Poland, and was formerly one of the towns found within Lomza Gubernia. Its geographical coordinates are 5334' N/ 2218' E.

The current population of Szczuczyn is approximately seven thousand. Before World War II, Jews made up a good proportion of the population of Szczuczyn and families lived in the town at least as early as the eighteenth century. Of course, World War II and the Holocaust changed all that, wiping out the entire Jewish population of town by one means or another.

This exhibition, entitled "Letters from Szczuczyn," is comprised of a series of twenty insightful and impactful letters written by Zev  Kayman, a devoted father who remained in Szczuczyn along with other family members, sent to his son Eliezer who had emigrated from Szczuczyn to a small rural town in southeast Australia in 1937.



The above photographs were taken in Szczuczyn in 2005.


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