At the end of the year, Tarnów was declared Judenrein (free of Jews).
Around and about Tarnów As well as the amazingly well-preserved town centre, there is a lot to see in the area surrounding Tarnów.
Living conditions were porr and there was little food or sanitation, yet the forced labour went on.
It’s the second largest city in Malopolskie by size, though only about 10% of the population of Kraków, but it has a long history, a position close to two ancient trade routes and many of the same architectural and cultural elements without the crowds and high prices.
In the town you’ll find a market place (rynek) surrounded by medieval streets and tenement houses, some dating from the Renaissance …
In the following months, the Jewish population was swollen by large numbers of people seeking refuge, though many Tarnów Jews fed east.
A Judenrat (Jewish council) was established by the Germans to enforce a special tax and provide workers. A large fine was imposed on the Jewish community and the people were required to hand over all their valuables.