7,08” long / 1,18” wide
The trace of mezuzah
new mezuzah - bronze cast of the trace
The story hidden behind
The Messyng family were co-owners of builidng at Piłsudskiego 13. The tenement was built in 1904. There were shops at the ground floor. The owners of the building lived at the first floor. Apartments in outbuilding were for rent. Before 1939 the tenement belonged to a few people: Yankiel Itzek Rapaport, Ryveh Messyng, Izrael-Moshe Lichtenshtein, Mendel Tauman, Abram-Moshe Kielmanowicz, Shlama-Mayer Kielmanowicz, Faiga-Ruchla Kielmanowicz i Yosek Całka. After 1945 the building became a property of Polish State Treasury. The building was not destroyed at all during the World War II. Close to the tenement is a synagogue of rabbi Alter. Founder of Ger Dynasty.
Legend about Wolf Messyng says: Wolf Messyng – one of Messyngs – was born in 1899 in Góra Kalwaria. Wolf Messyng became a famous fortune teller. By the time he was a teenager he was performing to the public in Góra Kalwaria and other Polish cities. He draw an attention of Albert Einstein and Sigmunt Freud who conducted some experiments with him. In 1937 he said that if Germans will attack Russia and they will lose the war. After World War II he escaped to Russia, where he worked for Joseph Stalin. He died in 1974. No one know if it”s true or not.