Ryki

We traveled to Ryki to see where Sam Bronkesh and his family had lived.  We saw the street where they lived, the remains of the Jewish cemetery and we also visited sites of labor camps in Stawy and Deblin where Sam and his siblings were taken by Nazis to work as slave labor and from which they escaped to the woods.  To see a map of Poland with Ryki, click here.

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Guide Tomasz

Ryki mapa 1937

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Ryki pre-WWII

Synagogue front

Originally synagogue in Ryki

Synagogue back

Back of what was the synagogue

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At city hall in Ryki

Bronkesh life cycle documents

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Reading documents of Bronkesh births, deaths and marriages

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Sam Bronkesh's birth record

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Tea in city hall

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Stawy munitions factory where Sam was a slave laborer

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Deblin. Train to former airfield

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Site of camp in Deblin where Beryl, Gedalia and Manasha were imprisoned

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Woods where the Bronkesh brothers and 30+ others hid and fought for over two years

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Former Jewish cemetery in Ryki. Presumably our relatives were buried there

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Jewish cemetery is today where people race bikes

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Possibly home of the Bronkesh family before 1939

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