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Będzin, Kołłątaja 14, Silesia region

 

In this building there was a shop with exclusive fur clothing, which belonged to L. Goldstein and N. Tenenberg. The successful company “Składy futer” (Fur warehouse) had its own branches in Sosnowiec, 25km from Będzin and Katowice, 30km from Będzin. During the II world War almost whole building was destroyed. Only the front side remained. The trace of mezuzah was found in the basement, where a house of prayer (shtiebel) used to be. The door is placed on the left side of the gate. According to our sources the house of prayer was sponsored by L. Goldstein and N. Tenenberg. L. Goldstein and N. Tenenberg were notable citizens of Będzin. Both of them were members the Jewish community council in 1937.
According to German list of residents from the end of 1939 there were 94 people living at Kołłątaja street 14.

The families who lived there:

* Baumgarten (6 family members)
* Cwern (3 family members)
* Dancygier (2 families, 7 family members)
* Grynblat (2 family members)
* Frydrych (7 family members)
* Herszlikowicz (2 family members)
* Jakubzon (2 family members)
* Kerner (7 family members)
* Klajner (2 families, 9 family members)
* Martyn (6 family members)
* Najfeld (5 family members)
* Potok (5 family members)
* Rechnic (5 family members)
* Rozenblum (3 family members)
* Szpryngier (7 family members)
* Szykman (4 family members)
* Wielgus (5 family members).