Painting a Picture
Remembering the Lost Jewish Community of Ożarów, Poland

Ożarów is a member of the Museum's World Jewish Communities

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Ożarów, cir 1930s, Yahrzeit date 22 Oct 1942


Take the virtual Ożarów tour through the Museum's collection of both photographs and testimony of those who lived in this city through the mid to late 1940s.

Where you see the earphones icon, follow the link to hear the audio testimony. Where you see a
video icon, clicking on the link will take you directly to a short video clip, so have your speakers on before clicking on the link.

The Ożarów family tour will evolve over time. For now, click on any of the page titles below to begin your tour and return back to this page to continue to the next "station."

Imagine you are in a "real" museum and you decide to take an audio tour of a certain aspect of the Museum's collection. You put on the infrared earphones the museum provides you, and you perhaps receive a paper or brochure that explains to you where in the museum all the material relative to an author or subject is (here it's the town of Ożarów), and you follow the directions provided for the tour and then proceed from room to room, from station to station.

 So enjoy the tour!

Station Guide

01. Screening Room: "Return to Ożarów: Mending a Broken Link

02. The Rabbis and Their Prayer Houses: "Rabbi Reuven Epstein"

03. The Rabbis and their Prayer Houses: "The Ożarów Family Torah"

04. From Cheder to Yeshiva: "Reb Bromberg's Pardon"

05. The Jewish Soldier in History: "Moshke Manheim"

06. Tribute to my Father: "Michael Flicker"

07. Jewish Ideological Movements: "The Free Thinkers Movement"

08. Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays: "Purim in Ożarów, Poland"

09. Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays: "Sabbath Preparations in Ożarów"

10. Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays: "Lag B'Omer"

11. Shabbat and the Jewish Holidays: "The Rosh Hashanah Card: My Darling Rozia!"

12. How We Worked: "Hersh-El'ye the Mason"

13. How We Worked: "The Sekwestrator"

14. How We Worked: "The Ritual Slaughterers"

15. Zionism in Europe: "Poale Zion in Ożarów"

16. Rites of Passage: "A Marriage in Lasocin"

17. Rites of Passage: "The Bar Mitzvah Chiel Mendel Melman" 

18. Postcards from Home: "The Moishe Gold Collection

19. The Kehillah: "The Ożarów Synagogue"

20. Anti-Semitism in Europe: "State and Religious Anti-Semitism"

21. Letters from Europe: "A Cry to Escape: Letters to Yidiss Birnbaum from her Sisters"

22. World War II and the Holocaust: "The Ghetto"

23. World War II and the Holocaust: "Invasion and Occupation"

24. World War II and the Holocaust: "Hassag, the Labour Camp of Skarzysko"

25. After the War: "Return to Ożarów in 1945"

26. Landsmanshaftn in America: "The Ożarów Jubilee in Toronto, Canada"

27. Ozarow Remembered, by Helen Klaiman


Visit the Museum's Ożarów town index page to learn what else is available about this town.

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