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Poraj

Polska / śląskie

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Summary

Province:śląskie / kieleckie (before 1939)
County:myszkowski / zawierciański (before 1939)
Community:Poraj / Myszków (before 1939)
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GPS:
50.6774° N / 19.2145° E
50°40'38" N / 19°12'52" E

Location

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Wieś gminna Poraj leży w powiecie myszkowskim, w północnej części województwa śląskiego.

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History

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The first Jewish settlements in Poraj are dated back in the beginning of the 20th century. Local Jews were under the authority of the kehilla in Zawiercie.


During World War II, in September 1939 Poraj was taken over by German army. In October 1940 Chaim Zysser, who was under the authority of Centralna Żydowska Rada Starszych Wschodniego Górnego Śląska (Centralny Judenrat Wschodniego Górnego Śląska) – Central Jewish Elders Council for Eastern Upper Silesia (Central Judenrat of Eastern Upper Silesia) in Sosnowiec, was the head of the local Judenrat. As at October 1 1940 there were 76 Jews living in Poraj. They were all displaced to the ghetto in Zawiercie, and later transported to Nazis’ concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
 

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Demography

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Year Total population Jewish population Percentage of the population
1 X 1940   76  
2008 4,418    

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