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The Tragic Events of the Holocaust

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Excerpt About Radzilow From the Book "We Are Jedwabne"
400-page book by Anna Bikont, dealing with the events of the Holocaust in both Radzilow (July 7, 1941) and Jedwabne (July 10, 1941)
Tygodnik Powszechny Article - November 10, 2002
Article by Krzysztof Persak, from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) in Warsaw, about the murders committed by Poles in pogroms throughout this area of northeastern Poland during the tragic summer of 1941. Also, information about the two-volume, 1600-page book published by the IPN entitled "Wokol Jedwabnego" (All Around Jedwabne).
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle Article - May 24, 2002
Article by Deborah Klee about Chana Finkielsztejn, who was a 7-year-old child living in Radzilow on July 7, 1941, when 800 of the town's residents were killed, most of them herded into a barn, then set afire. Chana and her family (her parents and 3 siblings) managed to hide from that day until the end of the war in 1945, escaping the tragic deaths that befell their fellow Radzilovers.
Gazeta Wyborcza Article - June 15, 2001
Investigative article by Anna Bikont, a reporter for Poland's most wiidely-circulated newspaper. Through insightful interviews with the town's residents, she exposes the details of the tragic events of July 7, 1941, as well as the current reactions of many Radzilovers.

Gazeta Wyborcza Article - August 28, 2001

Anna Bikont's interview with IPN prosecutor Radoslaw Ignatiew.

Gazeta Wyborcza Article - March 6, 2012

IPN investigating murders in Bzury, close to Szczuczyn. Article mentions Radzilow.
Ha'aretz Article - June 12, 2001
Article by Dr. Sara Bender recounting a visit to Radzilow in 1983 and the events of the Holocaust there and in surrounding towns in July of 1941.
New York Times Article - April 19, 2001
Article dealing with the events of the Holocaust in Radzilow and the current investigation.
Film Documentary: "Sasiedzi" (Neighbors) - April 2001
Article about the documentary by Agnieszka Arnold, which deals with the events that took place in both Radzilow and Jedwabne in July 1941.
IPN (Institute of National Remembrance) Investigation Into the Holocaust in Radzilow - March 30, 2001
BBC Monitoring report on the current investigation.
Rzeczpospolita Article - July 10, 2000
Investigative article by Andrzej Kaczynski, a reporter for one of Poland's most respected newspapers, dealing with the events of the Holocaust in Radzilow and Jedwabne.
President Kwasniewski's Speech at the Jedwabne Ceremony
July 10, 2001
Apologizing on behalf of the country for the acts committed by Poles during the Holocaust in both Jedwabne and Radzilow.
Recorded Interviews with Radzilow Residents - March 26, 2001
Reporter Marcin Buczek of Radio Station RMF-FM, Krakow, went to Radzilow to interview residents about the events of the Holocaust.
Reunion With a Holocaust Survivor Still Living in Radzilow - July 2000
Jason Alan Miller and Charlie Finkelstein's trip, meeting their distant relative, Rachel Finkielsztejn, known as Marianna Ramotowska after surviving the Holocaust in Radzilow and marrying her rescuer.
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle Article - 2001
Article by Rick Hellman about Dick Silverstein's discovery of his Radzilow and Jedwabne roots
The Dorogoj Family
The Dorogoj family holds a place in Radzilow Holocaust history. Szyma was the first person killed in the pogroms of 1941. Moszk and his son Kiwa were hidden on a farm in nearby Slucz, until the end of the war, only to be murdered upon their return to Radzilow
Reunion, after 50+ years, of Rachael (nee Gottfried/Gutferd) Zutkowitz and her four siblings
Rachael was born in Radzilow, but eventually moved to nearby Trzcianne, perhaps after marrying. She and her family survived the Holocaust by hiding in a nearby swamp in the Biebrza marshlands, emigrating to Israel. Then in 1965, after more than 50 years, she was reunited in Rochester, NY, with her 4 surviving siblings from Radzilow.
Video of Prayers At The Holocaust Monument in Jedwabne
Presided over by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland
Holocaust Testimonies
By Survivors of the
Holocaust in Radzilow


Close-up of Yad Vashem Section Commemorating Radzilow

The Pogroms in Radzilow
Document of the Historical Commission in Bialystok (1945)
From: The Grajewo Yizkor Book
By: Menachem Finkielsztejn
Detailed account of the events leading up to and including the Holocaust in Radzilow.
Menachem Finkielsztejn Testimony
Document of the Historical Commission in Bialystok (1945)
From: ZIH, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw
By: Menachem Finkielsztejn
Detailed account of the events leading up to and including the Holocaust in Radzilow.
Annihilation of Jews in the Districts of Grajewo and Lomza and Destruction of the Village of Jedwabne
Document of the Historical Commission in Bialystok (1946)
From: The Grajewo Yizkor Book
By: Menachem Finkielsztejn
Account of the events leading up to and including the Holocaust in the districts of Grajewo and Lomza (including Radzilow).
Brief account of the Holocaust events in Jedwabne.
Yad Vashem Testimony
By: Chaya and Yisrael Finkielsztejn
Extensive interview conducted by Yad Vashem.
Yad Vashem - Review of the Finkielsztejn Testimony
By: Ida Glickshtein Yarkoni
The interviewer gives her impressions of the Chaya and Yisrael Finkielsztejn interviews.
Memoirs
By: Chaya Wasersztejn Finkielsztejn
Her lengthy memoirs about surviving the Holocaust in Radzilow.
The Development of the Partisan Organization in the Bialystok Ghetto - Coming Soon
Document of the Historical Commission in Bialystok (1945)
By: Berel (Dov)Wasersztejn
Born in Radzilow, Berel survived the Holocaust in Bialystok and was involved in underground partisan activities there
Israel

Yad Vashem Memorial
Pictures and information about the Memorial located in Jerusalem.
Memorial Stone on Mount Zion, Jerusalem
Picture and translation of the Memorial Stone on Mount Zion, located in Jerusalem.
North East Poland

Monument in Radzilow
Pictures and information about the Monument in Radzilow.
Bogusze Transit Camp
Pictures and information about Bogusze, located only 19.7 miles N of Radzilow, used as a transit camp for Jews in this region, before being sent to Treblinka and Auschwitz.
Treblinka Extermination Camp
Pictures and information about the extermination camp, which was located only 53 miles SSW of Radzilow.