The book of Druya and the communities
of Miory, Druysk and Leonpol
(Belarus)

55°47' / 27°27'

Translation of Sefer Druja ve-kehilot Miory, Drujsk, ve Leonpol

Edited by: Mordekhai Neishtat, Druja and Surrounding Region Society

Published in Tel-Aviv, 1973


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This is a translation from: Sefer Druja ve-kehilot Miory, Drujsk, ve Leonpol
The book of Druya and the communities of Miory, Druysk and Leonpol
Edited by: Mordekhai Neishtat, Tel Aviv, Druja and Surrounding Region Society, 1973 (H, Y, 255 pages).


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Introduction7
 
The Community of Druja Before the War:
From the Chronology of the Druja Community - M. Neishtat11
My Teachers and the Heders (one room schools) - Ester Lubowicz17
On top of the roof of the great synagogue- Alter Druyanow25
Druja ( Yiddish) - Tila Druyanow35
At home and in foreign lands - Chana Bejlin Suchozevsky40
My Shtetl - Yerachmiel Romik42
Memories of Childhood and Teenage Days - Batya Eidelman Cohen45
The Shtetl and its Jews - Bracha Vitman50
Chalutzim (Zionist pioneers) from Druja - Chaim Deutch55
The School and Library - Chaia and Leib Liphsitz57
Substance and Soul in the Jewish Stetl - Shalom Kopetsh59
The Notebook “ - Drujer Falksshul”66
A Man of Druja - Safra and Saifa70
 
The Community of Miory Before the War:
From The Essence of the Shtetl - Eliyahu Nachmani74
My fathers' home in Miory - Lyuba Yudin76
The Unison of the Community of Miory - Yocheved Nazchan Svirsky79
My Shtetl During Those Days - Yizhak Aron82
 
The Community of Druyesk Before the War:
Chapters of Druysk - Yosef Sosnovik85
Our school “Chorev” - Tuvia Berkman88
Days of Tranquility Before the Siege - Reuven Budownicz89
 
Chapters from the Shoah: Survivors (and one who did not) share their stories
The Last Will and Testament of Fania Barbakow (1923- 1942) 95
A Diary of the Slaughter - Yizhak Aron101
In the Ghetto - Fruma Einhorn117
The Annihilation of Leonpol - Ida Felskin Sher125
A survivor from the pit - Menachem Sheyner127
The Excruciating Tortures of a Mother Who Lost Her Child - Fania Melishkevitz129
In the Ghetto and In the Forest - Ychezkel Berkman134
A Jewish Child Fighting for Survival - Zusman Berkman138
How I Survived - Baruch Bornstein146
A Story of a Teenage Partisan - Arie Waif149
Personal Chapters from the Book of the Shoah - Lyuba Yudin180
Trials and Tribulations... - Liba Levitanos-Zaidlin (nee Papkin)201
I Was a Mother of Six Children in 1942...- Shoshana Milevski213
The Horrors and the Eradication of the Jews of Druysk - Reuven Budownicz215
Jewish Partisans in the Area of Miori - Gita Aron Simkin217
Stories from the Shoah - Ytzhak Aron224
The Power of Kol Nidray - Y. Ben Moshe232
Memorial For the Perished Martyrs - Bracha Vitman234
List of the Martyrs236


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