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Anita Greenbaum-Brush

Greenbaum Family History in Gabin, Poland My grandfather was Jacob Leib Greenbaum. He was the oldest of five brothers, sons of Abram and Hinda Greenbaum. The other brothers were, Joshua, Joseph, Simon (Simcha), and David. Like Jacob, Joshua remained in Gabin, married Sarah and had a daughter, Reizele. Joseph and Simon emigrated to Leeds in England just prior to World War I. They married and had families.. The fifth brother, David, was reportedly taken into… Read More »


Lukasz Florkiewicz

lukasz florkiewicz gabin lake

February 21, 2010 My name is Lukasz Florkiewicz and I live in village Grabie Polskie – near Gabin. I am 23 years old. Month ago I found Your page in internet and I am very surprised and interested in history of Gabin. I never heared about film ‘BACK TO GOMBIN’ – I would like to see this film. I never heard about Gombin Jewish Historical And Genealogical Society. I saw very interesting photos and I… Read More »


New What’s New Section

Welcome to our new “What’s New with Gombin” area of the Gombin Historical Society website.  Check back often for the latest information on Upcoming Events.


Michael Ber Identified – Jewish Prisoners at Buchenwald Concentration Camp

This well-known photo shows Jewish prisoners at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp at the end of WW II. Circled in red at the right is the figure of Gombiner, Michael Ber, who was identified by Dahlia Libin (nee Ber), his granddaughter who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Michael Ber, z”l, was the son of Abraham and Miriam Ber. Click on the photo below to enlarge.  


The Hebrew Popular School in Gombin – the Children’s Mandolin Orchestra

The Hebrew Popular School in Gombin – the Children’s Mandolin Orchestra ~1925, (from the archive of Meir Holtzman z”l). The unforgettable music teacher Icek Rembaum (center). Meir Holcman is standing 2nd to the right. From the book: “Płock the History of An ancient Jewish Community in Poland, Tel Aviv”, 1967, page 442. By Icek Rembaum, a teacher and an educator in Gombin. He was born in Płock and served as the director of the Hebrew… Read More »


Jews Who Found Refuge in Łodz

This photo was provided by Gombiner, Israel Baruch, who is the young boy seated on the floor at the left. It shows a group of Jews who found refuge in Łodz, Poland in 1946 after World War II. Some survived Nazi concentration camps or places of hiding, and others returned from Russia. Avram Zychlinski, brother of Rajzel Zychlinsky, is seated near the right in the first row with his hands crossed. He escaped from Poland… Read More »