In 1939, 376 Jews lived in the town, making up 16% of the total population. After the German invasion of Poland, a significant population of Polish Jews came to the city. The city was under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.
The Jewish inhabitants were kept imprisoned in an enclosed ghetto in August 1941. The ghetto was liquidated on November 19, 1941, when the Germans and local police perpetrated a mass execution of around 300 Jews. After the shootings, witnesses recounted that the Jewish houses were plundered.