Będzin, Poland is located 38 miles west of Kraków, formerly in the inter-war Polish province of Kielce. Before WWI, it was in Piotrków gubernia of the Kingdom of Poland of Russian Empire. Today it is located in the Silesia Voivodeship.
Będzin had Jews living inside the town as early as the late 13th Century. Many Jews were represented in the town's developing industries in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
About the Database:
This database includes 22,167 Jews enumerated in the 1939 Będzin census. The fields of the database are as follows:
- Page Number
- List Number
- Family Number
- Given Name
- Date of Birth (until 1939)
- Berufe (Occupation, in German)
- Occupation (Translated in English)
The last-mentioned births are from 1939, which is the reason the datafile is titled "Będzin Census of 1939". However, the Germans may have worked on the list through 1940/41. The cover of the list erroneously uses the years 1942/43, probably the result of error by the microfilmer.