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New History of Radom Describes Decimation of Jews in the City

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A new history of Radom, a Polish town marking its 810th anniversary, describes the decimation of Radom’s Jews under the Nazi occupation, it was reported here today from Warsaw.

Prior to the outbreak of World War II, there were 32,000 Jews in Radom. In April, 1941, the Nazis established two ghettos in Radom. The number of Jews in the ghettos was augmented by roundups from neighboring townships between 1942 and 1943. A total of 36,000 Jews was deported from the Radom ghettos to the death camps of Treblinka, Maidanek and Auschwitz. There are less than 20 Jews now resident in Radom.

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