The ruins of the castle in Bodzentyn

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bodzentyn
    Year when photo was taken:
    1957
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Jakub Bromberg

These are the ruins of  the castle in Bodzentyn. I took this photo during my trip to Bodzentyn after World War II,  in 1957. 

This castle was built from small stones and the mortar was made from the white of eggs. Sometimes I played there with my friends. We gathered there also during the school break, that's where the report cards were handed out at the end of each school year. We used to sing the national anthemn and Rota, the Polish patriotic song.

Near the castle was the Catholic church and Bozniczna Street, and on the left side there was a road to the river where people used to pick crabs. 

Under the castle was a cellar which led to a village called Tarczek. Older  people used to say that in that cellar there were weapons from World War I. I went there many times with a lamp, but I couldn’t see anything because the lamp would go out.  

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Jakub Bromberg
Interviewer:
Judyta Hajduk
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2004
Lodz, Poland

KEY PERSON

Jakub Bromberg
Jewish name:
Jankiel
Year of birth:
1919
Decade of birth:
1919
City of birth:
Bodzentyn
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
before WW II:
Tailor
after WW II:
Tailor

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