Tarnow; The Life and Decline of a Jewish City
(Tarnów, Poland)

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Translation of
Tarnow; Kiyuma ve-Hurbana Shel Ir Yehudit

Published in Tel Aviv, 1954-1968


 

 

Acknowledgments

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Dr. Ann Drillich

 


This is a translation from: Tarnow; kiyuma ve-hurbana shel ir yehudit;
(The life and decline of a Jewish city (2 vols)),
Editors: A. Chomet, Tel Aviv, Association of Former Residents of Tarnow, 1954-1968
(H, Y, 1381 pages)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Tarnow (1954)


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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

Volume I

Introduction   XI
Foreword from the Editor   XVIII
The History of Jewish Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 3
 
The Religious Jewry
Tarnow, a center of Torah, Hasidism and Culture Avraham Kahana-Avrech 189
From the begining of the Jewish community in Tarnow,
its rabbis, communal workers, Torah scholars and writers
Chaim Dov Friedberg 201
The Jewish religious Tarnow The Rav Yehuda Geffen (Auseibel) 205
A review of the Religious Jewry in Tarnov Yitzhak Blaser 215
The Tarnow Kloiz [synagogue] Yosef Margosches 225
 
The Jewish Economic Life in Tarnow
The clothing industry in Tarnow David Seiden 235
Jewish economic organizations Dr. Avraham Chomet 240
 
The Part of the Tarnow Jews in Science, Art, Literature and the Press
R'Mordechai David Daniel Leibel 264
Dr. Leon Kelner Dr. Shmuel Spann 270
Yitzhak Schieffer Dr. Refael Mahler 282
Ben-Zion Rapaport and his book “Nature and Spirit” S. H. Bergman 296
Ben-Zion Rapaport Ben-Zion Zangen 298
A biography of one of the first Zionists Dr Shmuel Spann 300
Dr. Max Bienenstock Dr. M. Rosenbush z”l 302
Dr. Zeev Berkelhammer Dr. Yeshayahu Feig 307
A bundle of memories about the linguist Moshe Aharon Wiesen z”l Ben-Zion Zangen 313
Daniel Leibel B. Weingrieb 315
The writer Yehuda Yaari (Yudke Wald) W. Berechia 316
The young Karol Radek Dr. S.B. Schoenfeld z”l 318
Jewish scientists, writers, artists and journalists in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 320
 
Zionism in Tarnow
Tarnow in the framework of the Geography of Zionism Dr. W. Berkelhammer z”l 348
The Zionist Movement in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 351
The “Po'alei Zion-Left” in Tarnow Yitzhak Bietner (Mader) 596
“Po'alei Zion” (united with Z. S.) Yosef Streim 608
From “Bar-Giora” to “Gordonia” Dr. Yeshayahu Shapira 612
In those days… Avraham Kahana 615
Toward tomorrow Koba Fleischer 618
With the ship “Tiger Hill” to Eretz Israel Chaim Herzberg 622
From Tarnow to Tel Aviv on the illegal Aliya Y. Spieler 626
 
The JPS (Jewish Socialist Party) and the Bund
The Jewish Socialist Party Yehoshua Landoy 632
The General Jewish Labor Union, the “Bund” Oren Sporn 641
From the Jewish Labor Camp in Tarnow Eliezer Wurzel 667
The Jewish cultural world in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 671
Jewish gymnastics and sport in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 715
Jewish social aid organizations in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 733
 
Memories, Personalities and Types
Memories Dr. Yeshayahu Feig 764
From my memories Yosef Heiman z”l 769
Memories of a graduate of the “Safa Berura” high-school in Tarnow Gershon Argov (Reev) 774
Jewish Life in Tarnow B. Weinreb 778
Wolf Getzler Dr. Shmuel Spann 782
Maurici Hutter Dr. Avraham Chomet 785
To the memory of Milek Schieff Zev Kimel 789
R'Leibish Yanowitzer Avraham Kahana-Avrech 792
Tarnow types Dr. Yeshayahu Feig 794
Wolf Wachskertz Dr. A. Ch. 798
The last ones Dr. Avraham Chomet 801
 
The Suffering and the Destruction of the Tarnow Jewry
The annihilation of the Tarnow Jews Dr. Avraham Chomet 808
The world has seen and has remained silent Dvora Abramowitz-Horwitz 871
The Last Days of Dr. Yitzhak Shifer I. Likhterman 876
The Jewish Hospital During the Nazi Occupation Dr. Bernard Tesse 879
Reflections Rokhl Postrang 884
My Town – A Cemetery Dr. David Aykhenholts 887
 
Y I Z K O R [REMEMBER] 889
Tarnow Jews around the world Dr. Avraham Chomet 890
Alphabetical list of names   919

 
Volume II

Yiddish translated by Gloria Berkenstat Freund

Hebrew translated by Yocheved Klausner

 
Introduction 7
 
A. Past Eras  
There Was Once a Jewish City Tarnow Ahron Szporn 15
Tarnow in the old days [H] Dr. Z. Kassif 18
Tarnow - My Old Home Avraham Zinger 25
To my beloved town - which exists no more [H] Yakov Fleischer 31
Contribution to the History of Jews in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 37
Adolf Ridnicki, a Tarnow Jew Manashe Unger 53
The Way of Life of the Village Jews in Tarnow County Dr. Yeshayahu Fajg (Fagi) 59
What I Remember About Jewish Tarnow Yitzhak Blazer 62
Information about the Cemetery in Tarnow Dr. Avraham Chomet 76
Our First Steps Dr. Naftali Szwarc 87
The Hashomer Hatza'ir movement in Tarnow [H] Mink 95
From My Memories Josef Hayman 98
A Polish Poet Tells of Jewish Tarnow A. Kh. 106
 
B. In Memory of the Missing 109
Josef Umanski z”l, an advocate and supporter of the Hebrew language [H] Ben-Tzion Uman 113
Dr. Shmuel Szpan, of blessed memory Yakov Fleischer 115
Daniel Leibl, of blessed memory Krassel 116
Zev Bloch (Webtchyu) z”l [H] Y. Fleicher 118
Dr. Naftali Szwarc, of blessed memory A. Kh. 118
In memory of Ehud Shachar (Schwarz) [H] A. Kh. 119
 
C. Fragments of the Former Jewish Community in Tarnow in Pictures 121
 
D. The Holocaust 147
The Road of Pain and Suffering Josef Kornilo 149
The trial of Wilhelm Heinrich Romelman, the Murderer of the Tarnow Jews 196
A Mother's Prayer [H] Nathan Arye Ginzberg 213
Tarnow Rabbis Who Perished on Kiddush HaShem [for the Sancitfication of God's Name] Manasah Unger 219
The ADMOR [Hasidic rabbi] of Grudzisk [H] 233
About the Heroic Role of Jewish Children during the Nazi Rule Ahron Szporn 234
Children Accuse 240
A Bundle of Memories from the Hitlerist Hell Ruchl Goldberg-Klimek 248
Memories of the Uprising in the Tarnow Ghetto Hela Bornsztajn-Ross 257
How Mariam Korn Heroically Perished Yakov Kener 261
Memories of Those Terrible Times Lila Wider Rozenberg 264
Belzec, the Death Place of the Tarnow Jews Yezshi Bergman 268
I Was Blessed by the Belzer Rebbe, May the Memory of a Righteous Man Be Blessed Dr. Yeshayahu Hendler 272
The Social Aid Activity in Jewish Tarnow During the German Occupation Dr. Avraham Chomet 277
Christians who have saved Tarnow Jews Dr. Avraham Chomet, Josef Kornilo 301
 
After the Holocaust
What Remained of Our Jewish Tarnow Josef Kornilo 315
The Bund and Its Activities in the Jewish Committee in the Liberated Tarnow Ahron Szporn 326
 
Tarnow Jews in Israel and Abroad
The General Kadish Day [memorial day] - remembering the Tarnow community [H] Zvi Ezrachi (Matt) 330
The Activity of the Tarnower Landsmanschaft [organization of people from the same town] in Montreal Ahron Szporn 331
From the Tarnower Landsmanschaft [organization of people from the same town] in Toronto Avraham Singer 334
The Tarnower Landsmanschaft [organization of people from the same town] in New York L. Gottlieb 337
From the Tarnower Landsmanschaft [organization of people from the same town] in Paris A. Kh. 339
The Association of Former Tarnow Residents in Israel [H] A. Kh. 340
List of Holocaust victims 343
Memorial Pages 369
 
Tarnow Book Index


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