Chorostkow Book
(Khorostkiv, Ukraine)

49°14' / 25°55'

Translation of Sefer Choroskow

Edited by: D. Shtokfish, Committee of former residents of Chrostkow in Israel

Published in Tel Aviv, 1968




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Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Andrew S. Tanenbaum



This is a translation from: Sefer Chorostkow (Chorostkow book), Editors: D. Shtokfish, Tel Aviv,
Committee of Former Residents of Chorostkow in Israel, 1968 (H,Y, 418 pages)


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CONTENTS

Translated by Sidney Lightman

FIRST PART (HEBREW)

A. The shtetl (small town) up to the time of its destruction

Foreword 5
The History of Chorostkow and Its Jews -- Dr N.M. Gelber 11
Minute-Book of the Chorostkow Chevrah Kadisha 20
In a Little Town -- Pinchas Sherlag 27
Chorostkow -- Chanoch Shechter 51
About the Life of Our Little Town 1914-1930 -- Avraham Glick 86
Three Times Chorostkow -- Leah Blauthal-Zeltkes 93
The Market -- Shlomo Werber 100
Parties, Organisations and Societies -- Haim-Israel Weissbrodt 104
About Hanoar Hatzioni (Zionist Youth Movement) -- Dov Arieli 138
Hashomer Hatzair in Chorostkow -- Bella Kessler 153
The Kindergarten in Chorostkow -- Rivkah Hart (Vogelmann) 155

B. Figures

The Rabbi's House -- Sarah Heitner 159
Portrait of Rabbi Meshulam Rota, of blessed memory -- Zephania Drori 161
Pinchas Sherlag 164
Public Affairs Activists -- Haim-Israel Weissbrodt 165
A Family Who All Survived -- Moshe Yavor 195
The History of One Family -- Aharon Widermann of blessed memory 202
A Skilled Conversationalist -- Dov Sadan 220
Figures -- Shlomo Werber 226
Shmuel Epstein -- Yekutiel Chereg 232
Leah Weissbrodt -- Bella Kessler 235
In Memory of Aharon -- Moshe Yavor 236
Portraits of Comrades -- Yitzchak Kessler 237

C. The Holocaust

Testimony from the Days of the Holocaust -- (Recorded by H. Y. Weissbrodt) 243
Three Testimonies -- Leah Zeltkes, David Wich, Dr Klahr 248

SECOND PART (YIDDISH)

D. Between Two World Wars

Unforgettable Memories -- Marek Sherlag 253
Chorostkow at the Time of the First World War -- S. An-Ski 258
That Was How the Shtetl Lived -- Yosef Cohen 263
Beautiful and Sad Recollections -- Hanya Widermann 268
Parties, Organisations, Societies -- Haim-Israel Weissbrodt 270
Religious Life -- Shalom Klinger 292
Chorostkow as I Remember It -- Yitzchak Widermann 304
Zionist Activity -- Hersch-Mendel Klein 308
My Visit To The Town -- Aharon Widermann, of blessed memory 312
About Our People -- Moshe Fink 317
Summation and Overview of Pre WW1 Chorostkow Until WW2 -- Dr. Morton R. Lang  

E. The Holocaust

Intoduction -- Dr. Morton R. Lang  
A Memorial for the Jews of Chorostkow -- Bluma Feffer-Lempel 325
Chorostkow Under the Soviets -- Yitzhak Kessler 332
First Letter About the Destruction -- Matilda Krenkel 334
My Experience Under the Germans -- Shimon Kahana 336
Years of Sorrow, Anguish and Struggle -- Zipporah (Fanya) Kiperman 337
The Tragic Fate of Some Jewish Families -- Chayah Zydowicki 364
Survival in Camp -- Yitzchak Goldflies 365
I was Successful in Escaping -- Fanie Katz-Goldhirsch 365
The Disappearance of a Jewish Community -- Chanah Zineman (Margulis – Klar) 367
Ruins Remain of Jewish Chorostkow -- Moshe Feingold 370
Ukrainians and Poles Helped to Murder the Jews -- Avraham Vitoff 373
Concentration Camps in Eastern Galicia 375
Concluding comments regarding “The Holocaust” -- Dr. Morton R. Lang  

F. Associations -- Organisations of Jews from Chorostkow

Intoduction -- Dr. Morton R. Lang  
The Organisation of Jews From Chorostkow in Israel 379
Fellow Former Chorostkow Residents in NewYork -- Shmuel-Shlomo Schwartz 381

G. List of Martyrs

Memorial Prayer - Necrology 389-408
Memorial Dedications 409-418
   
List of Captions for Photos and Documents  


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