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
53°34' N/ 22°18' 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.
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.