Return of Survivors to Ostrowiec

3rd Anniversary Ceremony of the Deportation of Most of Ostrowiec Jewish Community

The above picture was taken on October 11, 1945 by Avraham Berman when survivors of the Holocaust returned to their hometown in Ostroweice for a ceremony at the Ostrowiec Jewish Cemetery.

We would like to gather the names of those in the photo.  If  you have details, please email us. In the future, we will list the names on this page.

(Photo courtesy of Jack Borenstein who was present at the ceremony)

Ostrowiec survivors near the mass grave

Ostrowiec Survivors- Oct 1945 (Photo Credit: Neal Yaros)
Blum post war
Group portrait of Jews from Ostrowiec

Berel Blum is standing in the center of the picture.

Oct 7 1945- Ostrowiec near mass grave
Shlomo 5th from left. Photo taken in 1945 in Ostrowiec

(Photo taken somewhere in Ostrowiec in 1945- courtesy of Jack Borenstein)

2- Jack Borenstein

4- Yankel (Jack) Rapoport

5- Shlomo Gutwilen

6- Mjetek/Moshe Bomberg

7- Berel Blum (Berek Blumensztok)

8- Moishe (Max) Stern

9- Chaskiel Korenwaser

Articles on the Jewish life in Ostrowiec after the Holocaust


Murder at Krongold Apartment 

Konrad Charmatz

Below is excerpt from his book:

That very same day, I went away from my home city, Ostrowiec, broken-hearted and crushed physically and mentally. I slid along the walls like a thief, ashamed to look at the houses, the trees and the streets, which still remember me from those fortunate times when I used to stroll hopefully and happily, full of fantasies and dreams. …..

Unfortunately, all these hopes and dreams were torn asunder. I ran away from the city of my dreams disappointed and bitter, downtrodden and in pain, insulted and spat upon, because my eyes have seen so much of blood and tears, so much brutality and murder, so much despoilment and vileness. I left, never to return. I left for a new world, to a new continent, and to new unknown surprises in life.