Szczekociny  (Schtschekotzin) is a town in Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 4,115 inhabitants (2004). The Battle of Szczekociny was fought near the town on June 6, 1794 during the Kościuszko Uprising.
Jewish population of Szczekociny
According to Yossi Bornstein's Szczekociny.com
(Hebrew language) 2532 persons out of 5600 citizens were Jewish before the German invasion of 1939. Pictures of the remains of the Jewish part can be viewed here
In 1942 according to German Nazi Wehrmacht Plans, 1500 persons all Jewish residents of Szczkociny were deported to the German concentration and death camp Treblinka (see list deportations to Treblinka . Some 10 percent of the Jewish residents survived the genocide, such as Isik Mendel Bornstein.
Bornstein's son Yossi has been at the forefront of renegotiating the relationship with a renovation of the current cemetery and synagogue, under the now full support of the local mayor. See also Wolf Zylbersztajn, another still living witness and survivor
and also Jerusalem Post 27/07/05 "Memorial to replace toilets at Jewish Cemetery in Poland." Another Jewish survivor story has been listed here