A Memorial to the Brzozow Community
(Brzozów, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer zikaron kehilat Breziv (Brzozow)

Edited by: Avraham Levite

Published in Israel, 1984


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Acknowledgments

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Shelley Kellerman Pollero

 

Our sincere appreciation to Helen Rosenstein Wolf for typing up the
English section of the book to facilitate its addition to this project.

 

This is a translation from: Sefer zikaron kehilat Breziv (Brzozow), A Memorial to the Brzozow Community;
ed. by Avraham Levite; Israel, 1984 (548 pages H, Y, E)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Brzozow


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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

 

 

Hebrew
Section
Yiddish
Section
English
Section
THE SHTETL THAT WAS…
Preface A. Levite 1 147 1
We Shall Remember   2    
Our town Brzozow A. Levite 3 149 3
People I have known from the shtetl Y. Willner 8 155 10
Memories of Brzozow Dr. Y. Schechter 11 158 13
Souvenirs of Brzozow A. Feldman 14 161 16
My Aliya H. Shmilowitz 14 162 16
From the Years of Childhood - a Tour Round the Shtetl A. Levite 15 163 17
The shtetl in the Late Austrian period A. Levite 28 178 33
Weekdays, Sabbaths and Holidays A. Levite 35 187 42
Anti-Semitism Among Our Neighbours in Brzozow H. Bank 50 207 63
Youth Movements in the Shtetl A. Levite 52 210 66
The “Gordonia” Movement in the Shtetl M. Bank 52 211 67
 
PORTRAITS
 
Rabbi Shalom Gabel H. Bank 54 213 69
My Grandfather H. Bank 55 214 70
Max Wilner   56 216 72
Yekaleh A. Levite 57 217 74
R' Z. Scheinbach A. Levite 58 219 75
R. J. Glickman H. Bank 60 221 77
My Grandmother F. Einziger 60 222 78
Mgr. A. Seelenfreund H. Berger 61 223 79
 
HOLOCAUST AND DESTRUCTION
 
The “Poland Document” Y. Weitz 65 229 85
Six Weeks in a German Prisoner-Of-War Camp in 1939 H. Bank 72 238 94
Memoirs L. Fass 74 242 99
A Jew in the Diaspora S. Filler 75 243 100
Crossing of the River San in Occupied Poland F. Einziger 77 245 103
Brzozow N. Weiss 78 247 104
Escape E. Weiss 78 248 105
A postcard from Brzozow Y. Y. Salz 80 249 108
A letter S. Levite 81 251 109
The years of bereavement A. Levite 83 253 110
The “Auschwitz Collection” A. Levite 99 276 132
Yizkor A. Weiss   281  
At the Desecrated Brothers' Grave in Brzozow C. Bank 102 282 136
A Return Journey to the Camp of Death S. Filler 106 288 143
“Impressions” of Brzezow Z. Levite 108 290 145
 
FAMILIES OF THE SHTETL
 
My Father's House M. Scheinbach 109 291 147
My Father's Home M. Amit 110 293 148
My Family G. Seelenfreund 112 295 150
The Oestreicher Family H. Bank 113 296 151
The Schwertz Family of Brzozow H. Bank 113 296 152
The Ringel Family H. Bank 114 297 153
The Trachman Family H. Bank 114 298 153
The Kintzler Family H. Bank 115 298 154
A letter B. Berglass 115 299 154
A letter C. Kaplan 115 299 155
A forgotten family E. Weiss 116 300 155
My family E. Weiss 116 301 156
My shtetl and family B. Hann 118 302 157
The Henig Family A. Levite 118 303 158
A tragic family R. Seelenfreund 119 304 160
R'Israel Feith H. Bank 117 302 161
Our family A. I. Laufer 120 305 162
My Family Rivka Leidner   307  
The Jewish Intelligentzia M. Amit 121 307 163
The Retarded and the Insane A. Levite 122 308 164
 
BEMA'ALOT KEDOSHIM
 
My Father A. Levite 123 310 165
R'Hirshele Roth A. Levite 124 311 167
Shlomo Adler A. Levite 125 313 168
Yossel Fenster A. Levite 126 315 171
R'Leib Diamant M. Bank 127 316 172
My Mother Massah-Yehudith and Father Reb. Israel Yitchak H. Bank 128 317 173
Some people I knew H. Bank 129 319 176
To the memory of our Dear Ones A. Reich 133 325 182
Memories of the Distant PastProf. Korn M. Schweber 134 326 183
Prof. Korn A. Levite 135 327 184
The Two Bibber sisters R. Seelenfreund 135 328 185
Reb Itche Fenster, the Tailor H. Bank 136   185
Rabbi Yossele Weber   137 329 186
 
IN MEMORY OF THE DEPARTED
 
R'Yehoshua Roth M. Bank 138 330 188
Yehoshua A. Levite 139 331 189
Moshe Parness M. Bank 140 332 191
Shmuel Fiderer M. Bank 141 334 192
Zvi Rotenberg A. Levite 142 335 194
Moshe Schweber 143 336 195
 
Photographs   345 345  
 
List of victims   341 341  
 
In memoriam   338 338  


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