Solka | Szolka

Historical Background

map_solca.png Solca is a small town in northeastern Romania in the region of southern Bukovina. During the Austro-Hungarian Empire and interwar periods it was regionally known as an idyllic spa and resort town, appreciated in particular for its good air and for being less expensive than its more famous counterparts in the west. According to an interwar guest book, the vast majority of sanatorium guests were Jewish. In 1900 the local Jewish population amounted to 281 people or about 10% of the population. The town had one synagogue.

Suggested reading

Arnold Krumholz, “Solka.” In: H. Gold (ed.), Geschichte der Juden in der Bukovina, 2 (Tel-Aviv: "Olamenu", 1962), 108.


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