Wladimir Wolynsk;
in memory of the Jewish community

(Volodymyr Volynskyy, Ukraine)

50°51' / 24°20'

Translation of
Pinkas Ludmir; sefer zikaron le-kehilat Ludmir

Published by Former Residents of Ludmir in Israel

Tel Aviv, 1962


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This is a translation from: Pinkas Ludmir; sefer zikaron le-kehilat Ludmir (Wladimir Wolynsk; in memory of the Jewish community)
Published by Former Residents of Ludmir in Israel, Tel Aviv 1962. (H,Y 624 columns)

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Translated by Sara Mages and Yocheved Klausner

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Preface [H&Y] The editorial committee  
 
The History of Wladimir
The History of Jewish Wladimir:
   Introduction
   The Rabbis of Wladimir
   Periods and Events
   The Decline of Wladimir
Dr. M. Dworzhetsky 22
The Jews of Wladimir [Y]
   Introduction
   The Rabbis of Wladimir
   Reports from the 19th Century
   The Years of Disaster
Dr. M. Dworzhetsky 46
Overview of the Historical Development of Wladimir [Y] M. Shmukler 91
On the History of Wladimir [Y] M. Lipsker 95
From the History of Ludmir M. Margalit 98
Wladimir After the Year 1880 [Y] M. Bavyode 102
The Days of the Russian-Japanese War [Y] M. Rosenfeld 106
Wladimir During the First World War B. Singer 115
Jewish Life in Wladimir [Y] M. Szejnboim 118
During the Days of Confusion S. An-ski 147
A Collection from the Newspapers M. Tzinowitz 154
 
Between the two World Wars
The Zionist Movement and its Activities M. Szejnboim / B. Henig 166
About the Social Life [Y] A. Weinboim of blessed memory 171
About the Hebrew Education in Wladimir (Ludmir) S. Rosenhek 175
Jewish Wladimir Y. Okon of blessed memory 179
The Establishment of the “Tarbut” School[1] Y. Yelin of blessed memory 182
The Agricultural “Tarbut” School Y. Sinizki 183
Tarbut” Courses in Agriculture [Y] Y. Babizki 187
The Vocational School “ORT” B. Tabak 191
Ludmir - Movements, Institutions and People M. Schatz 193
Hazofim[2] Hashomer Haleumi[3] Shifra and Buni Birman 206
Hanoar Hatzioni[4]  
From the History of Hashomer Hatzair[5] Y. Stern/Y. Birman 209
In Memory of Hanoar Hatzioni Chapter in Wladimir B. Rosenbaum 214
Betar[6] E. Libres 215
The Jewish High School in our City A. Perl 219
The National Bank in Wladimir Y. Ben-Yehudah (Bavyode) 222
The Synagogues and the Religious Life L. Mendelson 225
Cantors and Cantorial in Wladimir [Y] M. Bavyode 231
The Yiddish Theater in Wladimir [Y] M. Bavyode 234
 
Wladimir in the Memories
Wladimir up Above The Rav A.P. Memet 242
A Small Eulogy [Y] A. Pet 243
Memories for the Next Generations Y. Meltzer 246
Our Town Wladimir S, Shochat 251
On the Rivers of Wladimir B. Singer 251
Fragments of Memories H. Eiger-Matalon 254
The Sunken Monastery [Y] K. Davidson 254
Burning the “Shemot[7] [Y] M. Presznizki 258
The Lowest Social Class in Wladimir B. Singer 258
From the Images of Jewish Wladimir A. Koris 263
 
Personalities and Figures
Rabbis and Notables of Wlodimierz Moshe Chenowicz 269
The Rav Yitzchak-Ajzik HaLevi Grossman M. Tzynowich 294
Chana Rachel Werbermacher [Y] A. Ludmirer 294
The Maiden from Wladimir M. Biber 295
The Maiden from Wladimir is Praying [Y] Kehat Kliger 302
Motikl the Water Carrier [Y] K. Kliger 303
Fradl and Leml [Y] M. Bavyode 306
 
During the Holocaust period
From the Book “The World Invites me to Die” [Y] Kehat Kliger 318
The World Invites me to Die / The Massacre in Sitidin / Shmaye is Going to be Hanged / A little Letter to God / My Little Sister's Ashes  
[Y] The Jews of Wladimir are Walking to their Death Kehat Kliger 326
The Jews of Wladimir are Walking to their Death /  
Yosele Dreier is Talking to God / The Holy Little Village  
In the Flaming Sunset Y. Okon 330
The first Days of the World War [Y] G. Stern 334
At the Beginning of the Soviet Occupation HaOlam” No. 40, 1940 338
A Diary of Grief M. Margalit 346
A Diary From the Ghetto [Y] S. Schatz 431
Memories From the Ghetto [Y] A. Gitklig 523
From the Killing Field [Y] Z. Weinstock 527
The Days of the Massacres [Y] G. Weismann 527
Poems from the Ghetto G. Weismann 554
Wladimir 1943 (A Poem) [Y] Y. Sakoler 555
 
A memorial to the missing
The City and its Destruction:
Wladimir's Geopolitics / A Closed Independent Community / The Creation of the Jewish Lower Social class / The Beginning of Zionism in Wladimir/ Youth Movements / Families: R'Avraham-Meir / R'Tzelke/ R'Itche-Mechl / R'Shalom Schreiber / R'Aharon-Shmuel / R'Zindel / R'Moti Simcha Bunim's / R'Mendel/ Motl / R'Zisha / R'Nachum the Baker / R'Yehoshua Bilitcher / R'Yosef / R'Shalom/ R'Eli Dayen's / R'Menasche the “Dayan” [Religious Judge] / R'Simchale / R'Nachum
Z. Weiner 562
Wladimir’s Heroes:

Tzvi Hirschfeld / Avigdor Levin / Moshe Baumgarten / Avraham Amper/ Chaim’ke Atlas / Arye Kas / Nunia Schwartz
  578
 
Supplements
The Memories of a Survivor [Y] Pessi Brener-Biterman 586
25-Sep-42 Pesi Brener-Biterman 588
An Unforgettable Experience [Y] The Rav S. Zukerman 590
Wladimir in the Newspapers   592
Wladimir in Pictures   596
A Postcard from Grandfather [Y]   596
Remarks on “The Jews in Wladimir” [Y] Dr. M. Dworzhetsky 608
 
Footnotes

  1. The Tarbut movement was a network of secular Hebrew-language schools Return
  2. Hazofim – Scouts Return
  3. Hashomer Haleumi – The National Guards Return
  4. Hanoar Hatzioni – The young Zionists Return
  5. Hashomer Hatzair – the young guard – the Socialist-Zionist youth Return
  6. Betar – the initials of Brit Yosef Trumpeldor - The Covenant of Joseph Trumpeldor, the educational youth movement of the Revisionist Zionist Organization Return
  7. Shemot – literally “Names”: Tattered pages from holy books (containing the Holy Name), stored in a special place in the synagogue Return


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