FILM IN THE FOREST OF WOLBROM - WOLBROM JEWISH COMMUNITY.
The close to 5000 Jewish residents of Wolbrom in 1939 were making close to 60 % of the city population. On September 6th, 1939 the city was taken by the German Wermacht. In the spring of 1942 the fenced-off ghetto was established. In late August 1942 the German Nazis organized the looting of the Wolbrom Jewish community by demanding 20 kg of gold to halt the deportations. In spite of the ransom paid on September 5th just after Shabbat, the first deportation action to the Death Camp of Belzec was initiated. The final liquidation and the murder of the remaining few hundred Wolbrom Jews in the nearby forest came in November 1942.