General information: First Jewish presence: 18th century; peak Jewish population: 158 in 1880; Jewish population in 1933: 33
Summary: Two Jewish families settled in Cammin at the beginning of the 18th century. In 1880, the Jewish population peaked at 158. By 1900, the community had established a synagogue on Speicherstrasse. Local Jews maintained a cemetery and, between 1880 and 1913, employed a chazzan and teacher, after which a teacher from Gollnow instructed Cammin’s Jewish children in religion. Thirty-three Jews lived in Cammin in 1933. Three schoolchildren received religious instruction that year. Later, on Pogrom Night (November 1938), the synagogue was set on fire, windows in a Jewish-owned store were broken and eight Jewish men were arrested and imprisoned in Swinemuende. The synagogue was converted into an apartment building after the pogrom. At least four Cammin Jews perished in the Shoah.
Author / Sources: Heidemarie Wawrzyn
Sources: EJL, FJG, GKJP, YV
Located in: pomerania