Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor
(Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland)

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Translation of Pinkas Nowy Dwor

Edited by Aryeh Shamri and Dov Berish First

Published by the Former Residents of Nowy-Dwor in Israel, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, and France,
Tel Aviv, 1965




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This is a translation from: Pinkas Nowy Dwor; Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor, ed. by Arie Shamri and Dov Berish First;
published by the Former Residents of Nowy-Dwor in Israel, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, and France; Tel Aviv, 1965
(575 pages, H, Y, E)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki


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Translated by Gloria Berkenstat Freund (Yiddish)
and Yocheved Klausner (Hebrew)


Introduction   9
Foreword   11
 
Chapters of the History of Nowy-Dwor
 
Nowy-Dwor and its Jewish Settlement Dov Berish First 19
The Niehofer Printer of Hebrew Books Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum / Johann Anthon Krieger 45
Printers and Books in the Printing House in Nowy Dwor Chaim Dov Friedberg 57
 
At the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
 
This Is How I Remember My Shtetl [town] Sam Bernstein 63
From the Bet Hamidrash [House of Prayer and Study] to the Revolutionary Movement Avraham Goldberg 70
In 1905 Shimkha Waga 79
My Father's Workshop Meir Blajk (Blacharak) 83
We, the Stitchers in the Tailor's Shop Ester Malka Knaster 85
The First Jewish Socialists in Nowy-Dwor Hershl Himmellfarb 90
Singing Tailor Eta Finker-Szimonowicz 98
 
Between Two World Wars
 
Nowy Dwor - One of the Nicest towns Yitzhak Grinbaum 101
Jewish Means of Income Shmuel Kobalski 103
The Anti-Semitic Falange Meir Blajk (Blacharek) 107
Heroism at Nowy-Dworer Market Dovid Top 108
Between the Two World Wars Feiwish Kronenberg 109
Until 1939 Ahron Pinker 117
The Rabbi, Ruwin Yehuda Neufeld Dov Berish First 119
The Nowy-Dworer Rabbi Menashe Unger 130
About the Nowy-Dworer Jewish community Dov. P. 133
Nowy-Dworer Khederim [religious primary schools] Josef Lichtenstein 137
From the “Progressive Kheder” to a Modern School D. Ben-Sara 142
The “Tarbut” School Tzwi Pelser 146
The Jewish Secular School TSYSHO [Central Yiddish School Organization] Shlomo Wronski 154
 
Parties and Organizations
 
The Bundist Movement in Nowy-Dwor Chaim Babitz 159
About the Elections in the Jewish community Moshe Babitz 172
The Bundist Faction in the City Council B. Chaim 174
The Fight in the City Council Chaim Rodavski 179
Embroiders' Union Sura Rozenman-Treger 182
The Communist Organization Ben-Avraham 185
A Bloody First of May Leizer Kirsztajn 187
The Right-Wing Poalei-Tzion Sholem Kartzowicz 189
Our Party and Freiheit [freedom] Shmuel Kobalski 195
Our Zionist Activity Yitzhak Gryner 199
The Zionist Youth Movement Josef Szimkowicz 201
About the Zionist Activity Dov First 209
The Visit of Deputy Grinbaum A. Klarman 211
The Kibbutz “Torah and Work” Yehuda Perlmuter 212
The First Nowy-Dworer Immigrants to Palestine Dov Berish First 215
The Poalei Agudat Israel Y. Finkel 217
Dramatic Circles Malka Top-Karcowicz 220
The Visits of Writers and Speakers P. Dov 226
Jewish Sportsmen and Sports Organizations Kalman Pitulski 229
 
A Shtetl [town] Between Rivers
 
There on the Highway Dov Berish First 237
Stars on the Ash Shmuel Top 244
On the Narew Shimkha Pinker 247
Around the Market Yakov Wronski 248
My Town, My Little Streets Josef Top 251
The Balcony on “Piasek” Anshel Fryd 253
Nowy-Dwor, My Shtetl [town] Boaz Jung-Jungevitz 255
In the Czarist Times Meir Blajk 265
Around the Nowo-Georgiewsker Fortress H. Szoszkes 272
Where I Remained Devoted Helen Yerozalimska-Szafir 281
Images/Figures from the Gerer Shtibl [one room prayer house] David Segal 283
Henekh's Melodies Sholem Kartzowicz 287
My Aunt Chana L. Lewkowicz 288
Doctors, Feldshers [barber-surgeons] and Healers D. Ben-Sara 289
With My Grandfather in Nowy-Dwor Yakov Litman 294
The Melodies of the Jewish Family Dov Ben-Chaim 300
Three Generations of the Jures Family D. Ben-Israel 305
The House Near the Narew Shmuel Kobalski 307
“Aristocratic” Lineage Names Noakh Prilucki 310
My Father's Witticisms David Top 310
The “Nicknames” in Our Shtetl [town] A. Bach 311
My Mother's Tears Shlomo Wronski 312
 
Death and Resistance
 
Extract from the “Song of the Murdered Jewish People” Yitzhak Katzenelson 315
The First Testimony From Ringelblum's Archive 316
The Torment and Destruction of the Jewish Population A. Goldbroch and W. Shliamowicz 320
The Nowy Dwor Jews under the Nazi Rule Sender Blank 326
The Members of the Jewish Council (Judenrat) and the Jewish Police Leybel Kokhalski 337
The Jews of Nowy Dwor during the Holocaust Mordekhai Landsman 340
In the Pomiechowo Camp Ringelblum Archive, Mariam Arpa, Tzwi Arpa 343
And You, Young Boy Yakov Glatstein 345
A Child on the Roads Yehudit Przenica 346
Wandering and Camps Chaya Litman Perlowicz 349
In the Warsaw Ghetto and in the Camps Chava Szklanka-Wolanska 352
From the Warsaw Ghetto through Majdanek and Auschwitz Glike Szajnboim 358
IN the Warsaw Ghetto and in the Wiszkower Forests Penina Papier 367
Nowy-Dworer in the Fight of the Warsaw Ghetto Melech Neustadt 381
The Nowy Dwor Rabbi in the Warsaw Ghetto L. Feingold 383
From Nowy-Dwor to to the Revolt in Treblinka Yakov Domb 385
Nowy-Dworer in the Treblinka Revolt   389
Back from the Death Pits Itshe Tap 390
An Encounter in the “Buna” Concentration Camp Leibl Kochalski 391
From Drancy to Auschwitz L. Majlekhowicz 394
In the Fight Near Nowy-Dwor Feywl Karcowicz 398
Among Partisans Moshe Szulman 401
Nowy-Dworer in Russian and Polish Armies in the Fight Against the Nazis   403
At the Eichman Trial   403
My Arrest in Baranowke Chaim Babitz 404
At the Beginning and the End Hershl Weiss 408
My Acquaintance With Nowy-Dwor after the War Yakov Ewenson 411
My Father's Tears Anshel Fried 415
At the Memorial in Honor of the party people from Modlin A. Kiwajko 416
The Righteous among the Gentile Dov Berish F. 417
A Memorial Prayer in Waldstadt Ahron Pinker 420
The list of the Martyrs of Nowy Dwor   424
 
In Memory
 
Jews of the Former Nowy Dwor: Reb Meir Lichtensztajn, Reb Moshe Nowordworski, Reb Hershl Jerozolimski, Reb Itshe Meir Tundlak, Reb Benaimin Pinker, Reb Avrahamle Kancholski, Reb Zacheria Korcowicz,Yakov Hildenbrand, Mordekhai Rozensztajn, the Rabbi Elimalekh Naufeld, Reb Berish Zilberman Dov Berish First 437
Reb Shimshon Nute Srebernik Yitzhak Griner 447
Shmuel Grabman Shlomo Korcowicz 448
Reb Yakov Meir Salomon and His Children Y. Jerochemzon 449
Reb Tovya Fried Anshel Fried 451
Reb Nute Nathan Kaufman Avraham Kaufman 452
Reb Berele Wengow Sura Rozenman-Treger 453
Lipe Mundlak M.A.Brajnhandler 454
Nakhum Nojfeld Shmuel Kochalski 456
Menashe Kochalski Kalman Pitulski, Chaya Litman 457
Hersh Ber Pinker Shimkha Pinker 459
Personalities from Nowy-Dworer Bund: Leon Grobman, Chaim Yitzhak Rudowski, Mendl Rozenfeld-“Trotsky,” Hercl Dubnikow, Diker Zilbertal, Nisen and Laya Sztejnberg, Tankhum Kronenberg, Matis Papier, Borukh Kelerwajs, Shamay Kaliksztein Chaim Babitz 460
Chaim Rudowski Emanual Nowogrodski 465
Hershl Himelfarb Y. Sh. Hertz 467
Genya Ferczikow-Dubnikow R. Klepfisz, Dov First 470
Dovid (Dadek) Kaufman Avraham Kaufman 472
Avrahamle Guterman Dov First 473
Avraham Guterman, the Artist Josef Sandel 474
There Was a Shtetl [town] Eta Szimonowicz-Finker 477
 
Nowy-Dworer in Israel and in Other Countries
 
The Preparatory Work for the Pinkas [book of records or memorial book] Pinkas Committee 481
The Beginning of Irgun Yotzei Nowy Dwor [organization of people from Nowy Dwor] Chaim Cohen 484
Our Work in Israel Eliezer Lichtenstein 485
Our Housing in Holon Sholem Karcowicz 489
The Holiday for the Mowy Dwor Housing in Israel   491
Helen Grynblat (Cheike Gersht) F. Dov 494
The Nowy Dworer Union in Chicago B. Rapaport 497
The Nowy Dworer Landsleit [people from the same town] in America Avraham Goldberg 503
The Nowy Dworer Committee in Los Angeles Rachel Kleinbart-Maroko 509
Among Nowy Dworer in America Sam Bernsztajn 511
Nowy Dworer in Canada   515
Nowy Dworer in Argentina Nakhman Nowodworski 516
“Friends of Nowy Dwor” in Paris L. Majlekhowicz 519
Necrology   523-556
 
English Abstract of Nowy Dwor Pinkas
 
Dates and Events in the Life and Destruction of the Jews of Novy-Dvor   III
The Origin and Development of Novy-Dvor Dov Berish First IV
The Religious Life of the Jewish Community Of Novy-Dvor   VI
Jewish Social Life in Novy-Dvor Until World War II   XI
The Struggle and Dissolution of the Jewish Community in Novy-Dvor   XV



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