Memorial Book of Radzivilov
(Radyvyliv, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Radzivilov: Sefer zikaron

Edited by: Ya'acov Adini

Published in Tel Aviv, 1966


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This is a translation from: Radzivilov: Sefer zikaron
Memorial Book of Radzivilov,
ed. Ya'acov Adini, Tel Aviv: Organization of Radzivilov Emigrants in Israel, 1966 (H, Y).

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


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Map of Radzivilov

 



Map of Vohlin 2
Monument in the Tel Aviv Cemetery   8
Introduction   9
 
Chapters from the Past 12
Rabbi Yisrael Baíal Shem Tov Amir Gabila 13
History of the Jews in Radzivilov Dr. N. M. Gelber 15
The Town and Its History   19
Radzivilov, My Hometown Duvid Sheyn, of Blessed Memory 21
The Life of the Jews in Radzivilov Tsvi Zagoroder 29
Rabbi Itsikel of Radzivil Ben–Chayim 31
RYB”L in Radzivilov, 1807-1813 33
The Print Shop in Radzivilov 35
From “Variations on a Melody” Y. L. Perets 37
Rabbis Who Served in Radzivilov 42
A Golden Chain 43
Rí Yakov Ger, of Blessed Memory Tsvi Zagoroder 48
Genealogy of Rabbi Yitschak Lerner, of Blessed Memory Pinchas Verthaym 51
Radzivilov in Russiaís First Hebrew Newspapers G. Sh. Geshuri 52
From “Motil, Son of Peysi, the Cantor” Sholem Aleichem 54
The Synagogue in Radzivil and the Holy Ark That Was Hit by Lightning   55
A Note on the Great Synagogue and Its Holy Ark Mrs. Rachel Gurman 58
Radzivilov, 1900–1916 Menachem Goldgart 60
Radzivilov, 1914–1922 Aleksander Balaban 63
Memories of the Town Menachem Goldgart 68
Profile of Moshe-Mendel Ginzburg (MS) 70
In Memory of Teacher Avraham Yehuda Poliak, of Blessed Memory Aleksander Balaban 74
In the Teacherís Memory U. and R. Oren 78
Memorial to Radzivilov A. A. Avtichi–Hadari 79
From My Childhood Memories of Radzivilov Avi Sley 82
Dad's House Yehudit Sleyt Luski (Grubshteyn) 84
 
A. Zionism 91
History of the Zionist Organization in Radzivilov Menachem Goldgart 93
The Haganah in Radzivilov (1918–1919) Aleksander Balaban 97
With the First Ones Rachel Gurman 100
Zionists and Pioneers in Our Town Duvid Zahavi 102
The Pioneer Organization in Our Town Moshe Korin 105
More about Pioneer in Our Town Meir Vaynshteyn 109
Workers for Zion A. Ayzen 111
Memories of a Pioneer Yosef Spektor 113
Yafe Broida, the Tractor Driver Tsvi Zagoroder 114
 
B. Culture and Education
The Tarbut School (1920-1924) Buntsye and Tsivye 120
The Tarbut School (1924-1939) Tsvi Zagoroder 124
The Radzivilov Library Tsvi Zagoroder 128
Teachers in Radzivilov A. A. 132

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C. Houses of Prayer and Study Halls
Memories of the Great Synagogue Menachem Goldgart 133
Synagogues and Study Halls in Radzivilov A. A. 134
Religious Life in Radzivilov Tsvi Zagoroder 135
The Zionist “Minyan” in Radzivilov Tsvi Zagoroder 138
 
D. Welfare Institutions
Lodging for the Poor Tsvi Zagoroder 139
 
Out of the Woe 143
Town Characters Arye Ayzen 145
Each Other Moshe Korin 150
 
Episodes Arye Ayzen 152
Selling the World to Come for a Sack of Flour 152
Funeral for the Living Dead 153
Anything Can Happen 153
A Poor Man with a Stiff Collar 154
 
Personalities and Figures 157
Moshe Taykh 159
Answer D. Melts 160
Loyal Pioneer Sh. Broida 160
Image Menachem Goldgart 163
Defining Character 164
Yosef (Yozik) Zaks 166
Yozik / Miryam Barats 167
A Youthful Soul 167
Avraham Itsiís 168
In the Membersí Own Words Y. Bereginski, B. Marshak 169
Batye Itsiís 170
Notes on Batye Rachel Katsnelson-Shezer and Chuma Chayot 171
Shimon Zahavi Y. Amir 172
The Soul of Shimon Zahavi, of Blessed Memory Aleksander Elyash 173
In Memory of Duvid Sheyn, of Blessed Memory Y. Ritov, M. Livai, A. Sh. Tal 174
Duvid Sheyn, of Blessed Memory 175
Yosef Oheli (Vayl) Ida, Sh. Rozenhek, Aharon Kahana 176
In Memory of a Teacher Chave Zilberman 181
Rí Moshe Duvid Balaban A. Balaban 183
Rí Shmuel-Zev Vaynshteyn Y. V. 186
Profile of Dad Tsvi Seli 190
Profile of Dvore Likhtman, of Blessed Memory 193
In Memory of the Shif Family Buntsye 194
Mikhael Prochovski Ch. F. 196
Bat-Sheve Nir (Strumin) Sh. N. 197
 
The Holocaust 199
Map of Radzivilov during the Holocaust 200
The Soul of Yosi, Bronyeís Nephew (Poem) Amir Gilboa 203
Review: Documents from Yad Vashem 205
The Destruction of Radzivilov Yitschak Vaynsheyn 210
Rí Aytsikel Lernerís Last Journey Avraham Blum 229
Documents from Yad Vashem 231
From the Memories of Yechiel Porochovnik 232
Documents from Yad Vashem 251
Witness / Ite Gun Recalls 252
A Daughter of Radzivilov on Her Town Shifra Poltorak 259
Fate Bela Finkelshteyn-Roshin 261
The Evils and Hardships I Encountered Sheyndil Oks 263
The Story of Sore Halpernís Rescue 276
 
Yiddish Section

English Translation by Danielle Charak

From the Past 277
Radzivil in My Memory Duvid Sheyn 279
The Radzivil Synagogue and Holy Ark, Which Was Hit by Lightning 290
Comments Rachel Gurman 294
My Town, Radzivil, in the Past Leyb Ayzen 296
Study Halls in Radzivil 301
Primary Teachers in Radzivil 301
Gemara Teachers 302
Members of the Radzivil Drama Circle 302
 
Radzivil Characters Leyb Ayzen 303
 
Episodes Leyb Ayzen 308
The Lively Funeral 308
The World to Come, Sold for a Bag of Flour 309
Anything Can Happen 310
A Pauper with a Stiff Collar 311
Names and Nicknames in Radzivil Leyb Ayzen 314

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Death and Destruction 317
Forever in My Memory Moshe Korin 319
Rí Aytsikel on his last Journey 321
Review / Documents from Yad Vashem 322
Testimony Yitschak Vaynshteyn Recounts 325
Review and Comments / Documents from Yad Vashem 346
Testimony Yechiel Porochovnik Recounts 349
Song of Our Sorrow Leyb Ayzen 379
Review / Documents from Yad Vashem 380
Testimony Ite Gun Recounts 384
My Experiences Sheyndel Oks 399
How I Survived Eti Albert 416
I Will Remember Them 421
List of Radzivilov Martyrs 423
Photographs in Memoriam 439

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At the Cemetery on Trumpeldor Street, Tel Aviv

 


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