|Singer family moved to the house at Krochmalna Street (initially No. 10, and later No. 12) in Warsaw. It was around 1907–1908. The red bar is where the ghetto wall was placed, just dividing the backyard between Krochmalna and Mirowska streets.|
The Singer (Zinger, Zynger) family moved to the house at Krochmalna Street (initially No. 10, and later No. 12) in Warsaw. It was around 1907–1908. Isaac B. Singer was 6-7 years at that time.Isaacs father, Pinchas Zinger worked as a rabbi in the area. There was a shul at Krochmalna No. 12 but it is not known if he worked there.
He immigrated to the United States and was never back to Warsaw - but he used to say had said that wherever he's going to, he always feels like walking on Krochmalna Street. He was doing it in his mind, his book and on the map of the prewar Warsaw.
In Singer's day, Krochmalna Street was always in the grip of a kind of fever, teeming with life. Artisans, water carriers, furriers, tailors, fruit peddlers, fences, maids, ... Isaac Singer said, "As far as I'm concerned, this was the center of the universe".
At the end of Krochmalna street there was Janusz Korczaks Orphanage at 92 Krochmalna str. The area of the Orphanage was less populated.
Krochmalna street changed a lot after Isaac B. Singer left Poland for the USA.
Newly found photos (taken by German photographers during the Holocaust, shows the two buildings where Singer lived when in Poland.
|Warsaw Ghetto Krochmalna No. 12 10 on the right side - the picture heading West. In the background, one can see the ghetto wall at Ciepla street.|
|Warsaw Ghetto. Krochmalna 14, 12 10 on the left side - the picture heading East.|
|Warsaw Ghetto. Ghetto wall black line - and Singers house red squere at Krochmalna No. 12|
|Warsaw Ghetto Krochmalna No. 2 on the right side - the picture heading West taken from the corner of Rynkowa street.|
|The ghetto wall and fence probably close to the Krochmalna at Ciepla street. German soldiers kick the children that are returning (with some food) to the ghetto.|
Mirowska and Krochmalna street - bird view. Krochmalna No. 10 building seems to be destroyed and ruins taken away.
Mirowska and Krochmalna street - bird view. Krochmalna No. 12 building is destroyed and No. 10 buildings ruin are taken away. 1945.
After WWII view (after 1958). From Sliska str in the bottom of the photo to the Krochmalna street. The red marked area shows where the buildings Krochmalna No. 10-12 were before WWII.
|Singers book entitled Krochmalna 10. The book has also other titles.|
|PEN club card - the holder Izaak Zynger, later Isaac Singer.|