Winner's Unlimited - No. 109

Eretz Israel and Zionism, Postcards and Photographs, Numismatics, Posters, Maps, Judaica, Holy books, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

August 21, 2018
Opening $ 150
Estimate $ 300 - $ 500
Sold for $ 232
Including buyer's premium

Six photographs of Jews in the streets of Goniadz in the Bialystock region of Poland, early 20th century.

1. Rare group photograph of the first cohort in the Hebrew public school, with four divisions in Goniadz, 1910s. 21x15 cm. Pasted to a stiff board for preservation. Crease across the photograph.

2-6. Five rare photographs depicting Jewish children and residents of Goniadz in the city streets. [Divided on the back for use as postcards.] The name of the street on which each photograph was taken is printed at the top. Stains, fine condition.

In July of 1941 at least 116 of the city's Jews were slaughtered by the Polish citizens before the Germans arrived in the area. The Polish citizens of Goniadz created a special police unit on their own, which separated between the city's Jewish citizens and the rest of the city's citizens. Two camps were established there - a labor camp, and an extermination camp. There were also offenses of theft of Jewish property, and the concealment of the corpses of Jews murdered by Poles.

For the history of the city's Jews, refer to Yizkor Buch Goniadz by Mirosław Tryczyk, a memorial book for the Jewish community written based on testimonies from a large number of former residents of the town.

Postcards and Photographs