KOLLATAJA 14 St.
Bronze Mezuzah from Bedzin. This mezuzah is a bronze cast of imprint of the mezuzah trace found at the old tenement at Kołłataja 14 Street in Bedzin. We created a new mezuzah out of bronze to make the history tangible. Touching the mezuzah activates a link between past and present. MI POLIN – contemporary judaica brand from Poland.
9,05” long / 1,75” wide
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The trace of mezuzah
The new mezuzah
The story hidden behind
In this building there was a shop with exclusive fur clothing, which belonged to L.Goldstein and N.Tenenberg. The successful company “Składy futer” (Fur Warehouse) had its own branches in Sosnowiec and Katowice. During the II World War back part of building was blown up. The trace of mezuzah was found in the basement, where a house of prayer (shtiebel) used to be. According to historical sources the house of prayer was donated by L. Goldstein and N. Tenenberg. Owners of “Składy futer” were notable citizens of Będzin, both of them were members of the Jewish Community Council in 1937.
According to German list of residents from September 1939 at Kołłątaja street 14 the following Families lived:
* Baumgarten (6 family members)
* Cwern (3 family members)
* Dancygier (2 families, 7 family members)
* Grynblat (2 family members)
* Frydrych (7 family members)
* Herszlikowicz (2 family members)
* Jakubzon (2 family members)
* Kerner (7 family members)
* Klajner (2 families, 9 family members)
* Martyn (6 family members)
* Najfeld (5 family members)
* Potok (5 family members)
* Rechnic (5 family members)
* Rozenblum (3 family members)
* Szpryngier (7 family members)
* Szykman (4 family members)
* Wielgus (5 family members).