Map of Bełchatów
Stary Rynek (North site)
Stary Rynek (Old Market) was located in the very center of
the town. It was the place of the Monday basar and was surrounded
by many one-
story houses, where various shops, workshops, and restaurants were
located. Most of them belonged to Jewish families, as Jews were
to buy property and build houses there in the 19th century. The north
part of the square survived the German bombardements at the
of WWII and shows still a typical picture of the shtetl.
House No 2
One-story building owned by Szaja
Szraga Fajwisz, a wealthy and influencial Chassid, a pioneer of the
weaving manufacturing. The Fajwisz family
story is described by
Szraga´s great grandson, Sam Fajvish, who was one of the few
Holocaust survivors from Belchatow. Besides Mendel
Fajwisz, Szraga´s son, some other Jewish families lived there. The
house was renovated in 2005.
House No 4 - flat of Icek
House No 6
House No 8
House No 10 - flat of
Nusen Praszkier, a dyer.
House No 12 - groccery
shop of Lajbusz Perelmuter, flat of Abram Kaminski, a trader, and
workshop and flat of Herszlik Laska, a tailor.
Below buildings at Stary
Płac Narutowicza) No 2-6
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