Budy Łańcuckie (Budy Lancuckie) | Subcarpathian Voivodeship

/ Stefan B. was forced to watch the execution of two Jewish families. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Stefan B. drawing a diagram of the execution scene he witnessed. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Stanislawa M. saw an execution of another Jewish family who wasn’t native from Budy Lancuckie. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Julia P. ’s father was killed because he helped a Jewish man. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Franciszek M. saw the corpses of a Jewish family who stayed in hiding in the forest. They were discovered and shot dead.  Only the son managed to escape.© Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Franciszek M. showing where he saw the corpses of the Hoim family. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Execution site of two Jewish families. Their bodies remain at the same place. © Piotr Malec/ Yahad-In Unum Hiding place of the Jew who tried to escape. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Stefan B., born in 1936, showing where the pit and the house were located. Two Jewish families were killed there.  One of them tried to escape but was arrested and shot by the Germans. © Piotr Malec/Yahad-In Unum Execution site of the Hoim family. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum Yahad’s team during an interview. © Piotr Malec – Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Budy Łańcuckie

2 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Field (1), Forest (2)
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1939-1944
Number of victims :
22-25

Witness interview

Julia P., born in 1934: “My father was killed when I was 11 years old. He was killed by the Germans because he gave a razor to a Jew. Germans were passing by and they saw the Jew. We knew him, his name was Hoim David. He lived here in Budy Łańcuckie.” (Witness n°935 interviewed in Budy Łańcuckie, on November, 13th 2018).

Polish Archives

1/ Date and place of execution: 1943 in Budy Łańcuckie.

2/ Type of execution: shooting

3/ Data concerning the killed people: Poles, Jews, foreigners: Jews.

How many killed people: 22.

Where are the victims from: unknown.

Names, age, job, address: unknown. [Questionnaire on mass executions and mass graves n°321 (Miejscowosc: Budy lancuckie; Gmina: Kosina; Powiat: Lancut, Wojewodztwo: Rzeszow); RG-15.019M]

Historical note

Budy Łańcuckie is located 38km east of Rzeszow and 190km east of Krakow. Supposedly, the first Jews settled down in the village in the 17th century. However, only a few Jewish families lived in the village. The majority of them lived in the town of Lańcut, which was located 15km far away from Budy. There was a synagogue and a cemetery in Lańcut, and a prayer house in Budy Łańcuckie. In 1921, about 40% of the Lańcut population was Jewish. The majority of the Budy Jews were either artisans or small scale traders, including Hoim who owned a store there.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The area was occupied by Germans in September 1939. At this time the Jewish population of Lańcut was forcibly displaced to  the Soviet occupied territories. According to historical sources, several isolated shootings were conducted by Germans in Budy Łańcuckie throughout the occupation. Among the victims there were both Poles and Jews.

With the help of the local witnesses Yahad-in Unum was able to  find out what happened to two local Jewish families. After hiding, they were both discovered and shot dead. The Hoim family was taken and shot in the forest, while the Haskiel family was shot on Jan Kusy’s property. Lejba Hoim, the son of the Hoim family, managed to escape and survived the war. According to the Polish archives these shootings were conducted in 1943. 

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