Berman’s Branches
Barbara Hacker Berman
Towns - Przemysl

The Nussdorfs originally came from this area before going to Lviv and Yavorov.

As of June, 2009, it had 66,756 inhabitants. It lies in an area connecting mountains and lowlands, with open lines of communication and fertile soil. It lies on the San River. It is the second oldest city i southern Poland, after Krakow. There is proof of a presence of a community in the 9th century. In 1939 there were a total of 62,272 population of which 29.5% were Jews.

After the invasion of Poland by nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in WWII, the border between them ran through the middle of the city. The town’s population increased due to a large influx of Jewish refugees from other areas. On June 20, 1942 the first group of 1,000 Jews was transported from the town to the concentration camp at Janow. On July 15, a ghetto was established for all Jewish inhabitants from the town and surrounding areas.....some 22,000 people.

Most of these were sent to Auschwitz or Belzec extermination camps. The Polish Underground managed to save 415 Jews.