Nowy Sącz

  • Nowy Sącz

    A county town which received city rights in the 13th century, the third largest town of Malopolska located between the riverbeds of Dunajec and Kamienica Nawojowska.

     

    Nowy Sącz

    A county town which received city rights in the 13th century, the third largest town of Malopolska located between the riverbeds of Dunajec and Kamienica Nawojowska.

  • Between the wars

    In the 20th century, the history of Nowy Sącz was interwoven with the fate of well-known Polish writers: Marian Czuchnowski (1909–1991; he was born in Łużna and attended the gymnasium in Nowy Sącz) and Zofia Nałkowska (1884–1954), who mentioned the town in her Dzienniki and her journalistic writing. In the interwar period, the city on the Dunajec and Kamienica was also the place of residence for Stanisław Przybyszewski's daughter, Stanisława Przybyszewska (1901–1935), a playwright. A graduate of a Krakow teacher's college, she did her practicum at a local cloister school run by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

     

    Between the wars

    In the 20th century, the history of Nowy Sącz was interwoven with the fate of well-known Polish writers: Marian Czuchnowski (1909–1991; he was born in Łużna and attended the gymnasium in Nowy Sącz) and Zofia Nałkowska (1884–1954), who mentioned the town in her Dzienniki and her journalistic writing. In the interwar period, the city on the Dunajec and Kamienica was also the place of residence for Stanisław Przybyszewski's daughter, Stanisława Przybyszewska (1901–1935), a playwright. A graduate of a Krakow teacher's college, she did her practicum at a local cloister school run by the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.

  • Local Jewry

    Before World War II, Nowy Sącz was home to a sizeable Jewish community. After Tzadik Chaim Halberstam (1973–1876) settled here in the 19th century, the town became a major hub of the Chassidic movement, its influence radiating to every corner of Galicia. The Holocaust left behind several material traces of the former Jewish world. These were followed by Anda Rottenberg (born in 1944) in her autobiography Proszę bardzo.

     

    Local Jewry

    Before World War II, Nowy Sącz was home to a sizeable Jewish community. After Tzadik Chaim Halberstam (1973–1876) settled here in the 19th century, the town became a major hub of the Chassidic movement, its influence radiating to every corner of Galicia. The Holocaust left behind several material traces of the former Jewish world. These were followed by Anda Rottenberg (born in 1944) in her autobiography Proszę bardzo.