Sokoly: In the Fight for Life
(Sokoły, Poland)

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Translation of Sokoly: B'maavak l'haim

Edited by: Shmuel Kalisher

Published in Tel Aviv, 1975


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Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Avigdor Ben-Dov

 

Our sincere appreciation to Moshe Maik, Organization of Sokoly Emigrés in Israel,
for permission to publish this material.

This is a translation from: Sokoly: B'maavak l'hayim,
Sokoly: In the Fight for Life, editor: Shmuel Kalisher, Tel Aviv,
Organization of Sokoly Emigrés in Israel, 1975 (H)

Notes: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Sokoly

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Sokoly: in the Fight for Survival

Shmuel Kalisher, Hebrew editor and translator (from the Yiddish)
Association of Sokoly Survivors in Israel, Tel Aviv (1975), 438 pp. (Hebrew)

Avigdor and Laia Ben-Dov, English editors and translators (from the Hebrew)

Introduction 7-8
A Word from the Editor 9-10
General Information about Sokoly 11
An Excerpt about Sokoly from a Guidebook 13
Reuven Lev, z”l, A Memorial for the Holy Martyrs of Sokoly (a Poem) 14
 
PART ONE: IN THE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
Survivors' Testimonies
 
Deliverance: the Diary of Michael Maik   17-141
Autobiography Avraham Kalifowitz 142-157
At the Height of the Decay Chaim Goldberg 158-187
In a Struggle for Life Liba Goldberg 188-200
Yadgika the Shepherd Tsipora Burstein 201-207
Under the German Hammer Issur Wondolowicz 208-213
The Paths of My Travails Moshe Surasky 214-216
Bobtcha Shafran Rachel Kalisher 217-220
In the Village of Piatkwa Zalman Sukman 221-223
Memories of My Life in Sokoly HaRav Yosef Rosenbloom 224-228
 
PART TWO: OUR TOWN
Characters, Images, Customs, Events
 
A Town Also has a Body and Soul HaRav Aharon Reuven Charney 231-236
My Family HaRav Yitzhak Meir Ben-Menachem 237-239
A Chain of Memoirs Moshe Dworkin 240-243
Youth Movements in Sokoly Dr. Bernard Kahan 244-246
The Great Conflagration Dr. Menachem Levine 247-248
My Childhood Dr. Philip Goldstein 249-251
Sokoly Pioneers in the Land of Israel before World War I Nathan Zahavi 252-256
Academics and Yeshiva Students Yisroel Leib Elgrod 257-260
Memoirs of a Teacher A. Wasserman 261-262
I Was a Teacher in Sokoly L. Shmeltsinger 263-264
The Mail Zippora Zatorsky 265-267
Our Universities Liba Langleib 268-270
Yankel Chaim and Mirka the Water Drawers Masha Kaplansky 271-272
Years of My Childhood Leon Lorinsky 273-274
My Father Rav Yosef Czerwonicz Ida Schweitzer 275-277
Theatre in Sokoly Moshe Goldberg 278-280
I was a Soltis in Sokoly Yehoshua Sorowitz 281-282
The Miracle Alter Schneider 283
The Image of My Father, Zelig Surasky Tsipora Breinsky 284-285
My Childhood Bela Waslowsky 286
Reflections Bracha Broin 287
Memories from Sokoly Batya Matzner-Paziger 288
My Family in Sokoly Yehuda Ilan 289
Images of My Aunt and Uncle Aharon Zamir 290-299
Men of Letters and Men of Faith Chaim Olsha 300-316
Torah, Commerce, and Trades in Sokoly Michael Maik 317-389
In Memoriam – Yizkor 391
Standing at Attention 392
List of Holy Martyrs Arranged by family groups 393-405
                               Arranged by individual names  
Eulogies for Sokoly Expatriates in Israel 406-414
Sokoly in Photographs 415-433
Photo Name-Identification List  
Addresses of Sokoly Survivors in Israel 435-438


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