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Memorial Book of the Community of Sarny
(Sarny, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Sefer yizkor le-kehiat Sarny

Edited by: Y. Kariv

Published in Tel Aviv, 1961


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This is a translation from: Sefer yizkor le-kehiat Sarny (Memorial book of the Community of Sarny),
Editors: Y. Kariv, Tel Aviv, Former Residents of Sarny and Vicinity in Israel, 1961 (H, Y, 540 pages).

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


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Hebrew translated by Sara Mages

Yiddish translated by Yocheved Klausner

Introduction The editorial board 5
  *  *  * Nachman Blumenthal - “Yad Vashem” editorial board 9
The beginning of Sarny and its image Prof. Ben-Zion Dinur 13
 
Between Swamps and Forests
 
Wolyn's Jewry Yitzchak Lamdan 19
The landscape of Sarny Berel Frimer 20
My town Sarny Yakov Tzuk (Kotelshetzik) 21
Once there was Sarny Arye Avatichi 22
Memories from the first days Dr. Yona Glik 24
Sarny - its formation, existence and destruction Shlomo Zandveiss 27
Sarny - its formation, existence and destruction [Y] Shlomo Zandveiss 82
From start to end Baruch Reches 155
Pogroms [Y] Moshe Hughes 157
During the days of Petlura and the Haidamaks Moshe Burko 158
In an exchange of kingdoms Avi Mor (Morik) 161
Between the wars Arye Etstein 163
An emissary in Wolyn in 1930 Moshe Stavi 166
My visit to Sarny in 1935 Berel Luker 170
So we grew up, so we matured Levi Bikovski 171
 
The Way of Life
 
What I will tell my son Sara Turkenich-Katzman 177
 
Education and Culture
 
Melamdim and teachers Yakov Tzuk (Kotelshetzik) 179
My father Yosef Nabazshani [Y] Tzvetel Nabazshani 182
My rabbi Mordechai Pecznik 183
The education in Polish Wolyn Shmuel Rozenhek 183
The educators of the young generation in Sarny Avraham-Ajzik Morik 186
Stages in the development of the education Sara Turkenich-Katzman 188
The first Hebrew School in Sarny Yitzchak Idan (Zladin) 191
”Tarbut” School Issachar Bastos 192
“ORT” School A. N. Meshorer (Zingerman) 194
Sarny's youth in the Torah centers Moshe Hughes 194
Cultural activities in Sarny Moshe Hughes 195
The first “Spectacle” [show] in Sarny Yehiel Slutziki 198
 
Movements and Parties
 
Zionist Sarny Yisrael Ritov 198
A clandestine Zionist meeting during the days of the Czar Yehiel Slutziki 201
Zionist youth organizations Moshe'le Zingerman 202
“Hashomer Hatzair” in Sarny Efraim Schneider (Munia) 204
The “Mizrachi” movement in Sarny Baruch Rabinovitz 206
The Revisionist movement in Sarny Asher Miasnik 208
Sarny's Jews and “Keren Kayemet LeYisrael” M. M. Horowitz 209
The Communist movement in Sarny [Y] Mordechai Pecznik 211
 
Torah and Hassidut
 
The synagogues in our town Avraham-Ajzik Morik 212
The synagogue of the Stolin-Karlin Hasidim Asher Miasnik 213
The Stolin-Karlin Hassidut Dr. Zev Rabinovitz 216
Hasidic customs in my father's house Shlomo Zandveiss 218
How I earned a place for myself in the world to come [Y] Moshe Borko 220
The dynasty of the Brezne Admorim HaRav Aharon Pecznik 222
The rabbi from Brezne and his Hassidim in Sarny Y. L. Yonatan z”l 223
The Admor R' Yosef Pecznik Mordechai Pecznik 226
The head of the Yeshiva [Y] E. Kast 227
In a margin of a letter Dr. Ester Trasi 230
HaRav R' Nachum-Yehusua HaLevi Pecznik HaRav Aharon Pecznik 231
HaRav R' Chaim-Moshe Hechtman Yafa Hechtman-Brvado 232
HaRav R' Aharon Kunda S. Ben-Zadok 233
 
On Weekdays and Holidays
 
Market day in Sarny Avraham Morik 234
The Czar Nicolai II in Sarny [Y] Shlomo Zandveiss 235
Tragic meetings Yakov Tzuk (Kotelshetzik) 236
The Sarny joke-teller [Y] Shlomo Zandveiss 241
Sabbath in the town Rachel Teres-Zukerman 242
The Seder night at my parents home Yafa Hechtman-Brvado 242
Judgment Day Pua Golomba-Yanait 243
Sarny's youth in France Nehemiah Gildnhorn 246
From the memories of one of the first immigrants Penina Glingnski-Barzilai 246
The “hidden” Mordechai Pecznik 246
 
The Surrounding Communities
 
Jews in the villages around Sarny Meir Volkon 248
From the way of life of the rural Jews Nehemiah Gildnhorn 248
Klesów - the town, its people and its fate Yosef Zoliar 250
How the kibbutz was founded in Klesów Gila Turkovic- Slutsky 251
The founding of the kibbutz in Klesów S, Even-Zohar 252
The image of a Klesów man Yitzchak Tabenkin 254
The Jews from the village Karpilewka [Y] Yente Burka-Perlstein 256
The Antonovka train station Aharon Shavit (Stern) 259
 
How it was destroyed
 
  *  *  * Yitzchak Kacenelson 263
Calendar of the war and the Holocaust in Sarny 264
The Yizkor Day [memorial day] [Y] Yosef Perlstein 264
From the beginning of the war until the Nazi occupation Mordechai Pecznik 266
The illusion about the strength of the rescue money Yitzchak Greenbaum 269
 
In the Ghetto and in the Extermination
 
The destruction of the city of Sarny Yitzchak Geller z”l 271
The destruction of the city of Sarny [Y] Yitzchak Geller z”l 285
The Ghetto - from beginning to end [Y] Tzvi Perlstein 305
A little girl in the ghetto Yona Burko-Sherman 311
Life in the ghetto [Y] Yosef Wolf 311
The liquidation [Y] Avraham Freilach 312
Destruction [Y] Yisrael Cork 314
In the field of destruction Yosef Wolf 315
The arson that didnít materialize Baruch Krimski 316
I was fifteen years old Arye Turkenich 317
The regional commissar promised Pinchas Neumann 320
Rescued through a German [Y] Feiga Sherman 322
Comments to the story of my sister Feiga'le z”l Yitzchak Schwartz 329
From the ghetto to tha partisans [Y] Berel Bick 331
 
In the battle for salvation and life
 
How I was saved from the field of slaughter in Sarny Yisrael Pecznik 334
The extermination and the rescue Leah Tiech- Minkowski 336
In a Partisan Section [Y] Zalman Perelmuter 347
In the Soviet Army [Y] Issachar Bastos 349
My revenge on the exterminators of Sarny's Jews Meir Volkon 350
Vengeance on the murderers Avraham 352
A Jewish partisan Ester Zolotov-Ivri 353
Like a hunted animal in the forests Roza Waks-Steinberg 354
Rescued Jewish children [Y] Tzvi Alshanski 364
A doctor in the Forest [Y] Dr. Hanan Weinberger 366
The perished and the rescued [Y] Dr. Shimon Tzvayman 368
 
After the Victory
 
The field of slaughter in Sarny Meir Volkon 370
The mass grave Yosef Wolf 372
A meeting in Central Asia Raaya Kremer- Huberman 373
On the ruins of Sarny Bruria Bagon-Zilberg 375
The rescue of the Torah Scrolls Yosef Fabrikant 375
How the pictures of the martyrs were taken from the KGB Miriam Bergman 376
From Sarny to Israel [Y] Yakov Niemoy 377
From the university to Siberia Moshe P. 388
Through the pit in Ponar and the expulsion of Kolyma Cywia Navozani-Vildshtein 389
Sarny 1957 Bluma Zvayman 394
From that fire [Poem] Haim Gouri 397
 
Memorial Candles
 
The Martyrs of the Holocaust 401
    The Etshtine family  
    Binyamin Edelstein  
    Yosef Barzas  
    Pesach and Yehusua Burko  
    Yakov Brick  
    The family of Shmuel Geipman  
    Ester Goldman  
    Yehusua Gloiberman  
    Chaim Glik  
    Aharon-Gudel Grushko  
    Shemariho Grshonok  
    Avraham Dictiar  
    Chaya Denenberg  
    Shmuel Volkon  
    Pinchas Zandveiss  
    Ahar'l Zandveiss and his wife Rivka  
    Penina Zandveiss  
    Mindel and Leizer Juk  
    The family of Tzvi Zoliar  
    Velpel Zinger  
    The family of Izia Zinger  
    Mendel Zinger  
    Chaim Chanis  
    Avraham Turknitz  
    Aharon Miasnik  
    The Nisman family  
    Alter Pasman  
    Zev Pikman  
    Tirza Pecznik  
    Chaim and Luba Prelstein  
    Binyamin Kanterovitz  
    Reuvni'cha  
    Yisrael and Chaya Rosenfeld  
    Aharon Roseberg  
    Yitzchak Reks  
    Zev Shcorr  
    Riva Schpanerplig  
From all the nations [poem] Natan Alterman 432
The martyrs of the Holocaust in Sarny 433
Fell in the illegal immigration, the “Haganah” and the War of Independence 451
Fell in the front and in the partisans' battles 459
 
In Memory of the Missing
 
Passed away in Israel and abroad 465
The association of former residents of Sarny and the surrounding area in Israel The committee 508

 

  • The calendar of the war and the Holocaust in Sarny and the lists were created by Ari Mor.
  • The map of the city was created by the members: Graetz Barzas, Yisrael Brick, Chaim Geipman, Natan Bick, Yosef Wolf and Arye Turkenich who traced the boundaries of the ghetto.
  • The drafting of the map was carried out under the guidance of the member Yakov Kolakowski.

 



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