The Bialystoker Memorial Book
(Białystok, Poland)

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Translation of
Der Bialystoker yisker-bukh

Editor: I. Shmulewitz

Published by Bialystoker Center, NY, 1982

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This is from: Der Bialystoker yisker-bukh
The Bialystoker memorial book,
Edited by I. Shmulewitz. Published by Bialystoker Center, NY, 1982

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Bialystok (1982)

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Editorial Committee   IV
To Our Bialystoker landsleit and Friends The Bialystoker Memorial Book Committee V
Foreword Max Ratner IX
Bialystok of Old
Bialystok – A Historical Survey I. Shmulewitz 3
Bialystok – The Beginning Elijezer Fejgin 5
One Hundred Years Ago Awrom Szmuel Herszberg 6
Rabbi Szmuel Mohilewer Dr. Szoul Refoel Landau 11
The Jewish Labour Movement Mordechaj Pogorelski 12
Dr. Josef Chazanowicz – A Profile Litman Rozental 13
Dr. Ludwig Zamenhof and Esperanto Dr. M. Sudarski 14
Pogroms in the 19th Century Mordechaj Pogorelski 15
The Pogrom Against the Jews David Sohn 16
The Martyrs of the 1906 Pogrom   18
Bialystok - the Modern Period
Recalling Our Proud Past Pejsach Kaplan 21
The "Bund" In Bialystok Emanuel Nowogrodski 22
The Labour Zionist Movement Dowid Klementynowski 24
Some of the Well-Known Jewish Physicians in Bialystok   25
The Habimah National Theatre Ossip Dymow 26
The First Jewish Art Exhibition Maks Babicz 27
Torah Institutions and Leaders M. Sirota 28
The Athletes and Heroes   29
The Growth of the Silk Industry Y.H. Kancypolski 30
The Jewish Sports Movement Pynchos Ginzburg 31
The Jewish Theatre 1919–1939 Szeftel Zak 33
Women of Bialystoker Jewish Aristocracy   34
On the Eve of the Holocaust
Under Polish Jurisdiction 1919-1939 Y.H. Kancypolski 37
The Community before the War Dowid Klementynowski 38
The Last Kehilla in Bialystok Zwi Klementynowski 41
Remembering the Jewish Hospital Dr. Jacob Sokol 42
The School and Education B. Tabaczynski 43
A Historical Calendar   44
Maxim Litvinov  Our Landsman Dowid Klementynowski 45
The Tragic Beginning
As the Borders Go Up In Flame Jakow Pat 49
The Yahrzeit Candle Awrom Szewach 49
The Rise and Fall of Bialystok Awrom Zbar 50
The Jews Welcome the Refugees Chaim Lejb Fuks 55
Under Nazi Oppression
The Beginning of the Holocaust   59
Rivkele the Shabbosdike Pejsach Kaplan 62
The Judenrat's Minutes and Orders Isaac Czesler 63
Agony Before the End
Pejsach Kaplan's Ghetto Diary   71
The Death of Pejsach Kaplan   74
Bialystok Region in Ruins Dr. Szymon Datner 75
The Archives of Tenenbaum-Tamarof and Mersik   80
Tragic Messages from the last Jews Dr. Szymon Datner 81
Partial List of Martyrs   111


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