Abram Erenfryd z”l
His face shone with happiness when he carried out the mitzvah
of welcoming visitors. The second mitzvah that he carried out
with all his vigor was charity. He did everything in modesty and humility. The third
mizvah that he carried out was studying the Torah.
Thus did he walk the earth till the Nazi oppressor brought on his demise. He
passed away at the age of 50 in the Dabrowa Ghetto. His grave is in the
|My mother, Chanele zl she was a woman of valor. She inherited her
spirit from my grandfather. The burden of the livelihood of the home and
managing the business fell on her shoulders, and she carried this out with
honor and success. If my father was able to sit and occupy himself with Torah
and carry out mitzvot, it was thanks to my mother who by nature was
a goodhearted woman and respected my father. She also found free time to deal
with public needs and help the needy. The Nazi oppressor also found her and in
1942 she was sent to Auschwitz were she was killed. May the Lord revenge her
My brothers and sisters Mendel, Awremele, Barcze Rawsze and Cesia I recall with
a seething pain and restrained anger; how and why were they murdered when they
were so young? May the Lord revenge their blood.
My uncle Ben Zion Lewit and his wife Goldele (nee Ajzman) and their three
children were killed in the horrendous Holocaust.
My aunts on my mother's side: Hendale, Riwkale and Pohale all of them
were killed with their husbands and children. May the Lord revenge their blood.
Mendel Erenfryd z”l
|I will bitterly weep for the Jews of Zagorze. This Jewish community that
numbered close to 40 families, although small in number but great in its good
deeds and its Zionist activity. The young generation was organized in Zionist
youth movements and there were those that went to live in Israel before the
oppressor came and stopped this. There were prayer houses, chadarim.
The school children received national and religious education. Although it was a
minority, most of the Gentiles knew how to preserve their national religious
What will consol our tremendous grief and these losses of families? The State
of Israel will console us and the establishment of a new generation that will
make sure that something like this will not occur again in the history of the
|Ruwen (Gecel) son of Dawid Erenfryd
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