"Babiak" - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Poland, Volume I
(Poland)

52°21' / 18°40'

Translation of "Babiak" chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem


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This is a translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot Polin:
Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Poland, Volume I, page 59, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem


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{Page 59}

Babiak
(Koło District)

Translated by Morris Gradel

Population numbers

Year General
population
Jews
1827 544192
1857521240
1921812237
1.9.1939(?)ca. 240

At the beginning of the 20th century and between the two world wars some of the Jewish families worked in agriculture. In addition, there were small merchants and craftsmen. During the Holocaust, on October 2nd, 1940, the Germans moved all the Jews to the ghetto that had been established in two villages: Bugaj and Nowiny Brdowskie (to which several hundred Jews from Koło had also been sent). On January 12th-14th, 1942, all these Jews were dispatched to the extermination camp at Chelmno.


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