Bedzin

Będzin

(bĕN`jēn), Ger. Bendzin (bĕn`tsĭn), town (1993 est. pop. 65,100), Śląskie prov., SE Poland, on the Czarna Przemsza River, a tributary of the Vistula. It is a heavy industry and coal-mining center. Founded in the 14th cent., Będzin was situated on the Wrocław-Kraków trade route. The first coal mine in the Upper Silesian basin opened at Będzin in 1785. The town passed to Prussia in 1795 and to Russia in 1815; it was returned to Poland in 1919. In World War II, the Germans built a concentration camp there in which more than 10,000 of the town's citizens were killed. In Będzin are the ruins of a 13th-century castle.

Będzin

 

a city in southern Poland in Katowice Province, at the Czarna-Przemsza River (Wisia basin). Population, 42,000 (1967). It is an industrial center in the Dabrowa coal basin; there is an open coal pit. Near Będzin there is a thermal electric power plant (600 megawatts). There is a metal-working industry; also production of electric cables and other items from nonferrous metals. There are also shoe-making and food enterprises. In the 14th-century castle there is a museum of local lore.

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Apart from the small Kogeneracja and Bedzin, whose stocks are largely illiquid, no company from the power sector is currently listed in Warsaw.
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This makes me forget all my problems and what I went through," said Dora Zalcberg, 89, who was just 16 in 1939 when she was snatched from her home in Bedzin, Poland, and taken to the Parschnitz concentration camp.
The tramway runs on four depots: in Bedzin, Bytom, Gliwice and Katowice.
Bedzin was a Polish town, not a German town and a town with a very high percentage of Jews.
The conference was also attended by librarians from university libraries (Institute of Musicology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Department of Musicology of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, University Library in Torun, Warsaw University Library), public libraries (Library of Silesia in Katowice, the Public Library in Olsztyn, Pomeranian Library in Szczecin), the Library of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, and libraries of music schools in Bedzin, Katowice, and Zabrze.
Written by Ruth Laskier, 14 - who later died in Auschwitz - it chronicles three months of 1943 in the southern town of Bedzin.
Isaacs bases this novel on the experiences of her mother-in-law who was a Jewish girl in Bedzin, Poland when the Nazis took over that country in WW II.