Memorial book of the martyrs of Bolechow
Bolekhov (Bolechów), Ukraine

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Translation of Sefer ha-zikaron le-kedoshei Bolechow

Edited by: Y. Eshel

Published by the Association of Former Residents of Bolechow in Israel, 1957

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This is a translation from: Sefer ha-zikaron le-kedoshei Bolechow (Memorial book of the martyrs of Bolechow),
Ed: Y. Eshel, Association of Former Residents of Bolechow in Israel, 1957.

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Note: The first part of the book is in Hebrew and the second part is in Yiddish. The following comments are from Mary Jane Shubow, based on examination and comparison of the two translated Tables of Contents:
“The 2 portions of the book seem to be almost identical but there are some differences. Some of this may be due to the use of different names and titles in the different languages for the same content. The same sections sometimes appear in a different order. In the Hebrew TOC there are some things that don't seem to appear in the Yiddish TOC: Two Bolekhovs by Avigdor Ben-Leah, My Town Bolekhov by Yocheved Vinitzky, The Shomer HaTsair Group by Isser Eshel (Eichel) Wood, and Other Industries by Abraham Weber. In the Yiddish TOC there are some things that don't seem to appear in the Hebrew TOC: Resurrection by MA Tenenblat, The Song from the Kigel by Lothringer, Elendman's Love Letters from the Ghetto, and  Memories by Abraham Weber. The content of the Abraham Weber sections are probably the same though the titles are different. In the Hebrew section of memories by Yonah Eshel, there is something called Day of the Hebrews but nothing called The Hebrew Language or Hebrew Day. Still the content may be the same.”

Hebrew Table of Contents translated by Mary Jane Shubow
From the Committee5
From the Editorial Board7
Dr. M. Hendel: History of the Jews in Bolekhov in the 18th Century11
Dr. M. Hendel: Maskilim and Haskalah Movement in Bolekhov in the 19th Century27
Daily Life
Yona Eshel-Elendman: 
My Town57
Day of the Hebrews62
The First Pioneer62
Youth Movement64
Day Gone By65
My Rebbetzin68
Preparation for Pesach71
Daughters of Zion73
Avigdor Ben Leah: Two Bolekhovers77
Arthur Blumenthal, Engineer: From the History of the Blumenthal Family82
Manis Veisbard: Personalities and Events84
Isser Eshel-Ichel: Memories of My Childhood Years 86
Yocheved Vinitzky: My Town Bolekhov88
Devorah Ichel-Adler: The Wedding of Rav Perlov's Daughter91
Sima Pohoralis (Shindler): The Church “Dy Kaplitzka”92
Meir Gottesman: My Path to Zionism93
Ada Machvov-Berger: Memories of My Childhood93
Aryeh Reichman: “The Zionist Youth” in Bolekhov95
Isser Eshel (Ichel): A “Shomer HaTsair” Den97
Michael Schevis: Tanneries in Bolekhov101
Abraham Weber: Wood and Other Industries 102
I. B. M.: The Printing Shop 106
Frimke Braver-Fordes: Memories 109
The Destruction
M. Reisman: Bolekhov and the Jewish Population During Soviet Rule117
Yosef Adler: Chapters of Destruction120
Benno Reisman: The Tragic Destruction of the Bolekhov Jews140
Esther Yacolovitz (Vitashke): My Gloomy Visit in the Town of my Birth after WW2151
Information from Yad Vashem152
Yiddish Table of Contents translated by Susannah R. Juni
The Word from the Committee157
The Word from the Editorial Board159
Yizkor (Memorial)161
Dr. M. Hendel: The History of the Jews in Bolekhov at the end of the 18th Century163
Dr. M. Hendel: Maskilim and Haskalah Movement in Bolekhov in the 19th Century184
Daily Life
Yonah (Yoyne) Ashel-Elendman: 
My Town219
The Hebrew Language223
Hebrew Day224
The First Khaluts (Zionist Pioneer)224
Youth Movement225
Days of the Past226
A Conflagration in Bolekhov227
My Rebbetsin (Rabbi's wife)229
Before Pesakh in Bolechow231
Daughters of Zion234
M. A. Tenenblat: Resurrection of the Dead242
Arthur Blumenthal, engineer: Fragments of the History of the Family Blumenthal244
N. Lothringer and Shmuen Elendman: The Song from the Kigel (Kugel)246
Shmuen Elendman: Love Letters from the Ghetto251
Manis Vaisbard: Personalities and Events261
Iser Ashl (Eykhel): Memories of my Childhood Years264
Sime Faharlies-Schindler: The Kapliczka Church267
Deborah (Dvoyre) Eykhl-Adler: Wedding at the Russian Rebbe's267
Meyer Gotesman: My Path to Zionism268
Ada Mekhavov-Berger: Memories from my Childhood (5693 / 1933)269
Yosef Tishenkel: From the Kloiz to Israel271
Abraham Weber: Memories278
Arie Reichman: “Zionist Youth” in Bolekhov 283
Michael (Mekh) Shgeveys: The Tanners285
I. B. M.: The Printing Shop287
Frimke Braver-Fordes: Memories289
The Destruction
M. Reisman: Bolekhov and the Jewish Population During the Soviet Regime301
Yosef Adler: Holocaust Chapters305
Benne Reisman: The Tragic Destruction of the Bolekhov Jews340
Esther Yacolovitz (Vitashke): Bolekhov in 1945347
From Yad Vashem we have the Following Information349

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