Memorial Book: Brichany:
Its Jewry in the first half of our century
(Briceni, Moldova)

48°22' / 27°06'

Translation of
Britshan: Britsheni ha-yehudit be-mahatsit
ha-mea ha-aharona

Edited by Yaakov Amizur , Former residents of Brichany

Published in Tel Aviv 1964 (H, 296 pages)


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Acknowledgments

Coordinator

Carla Brauer-Lalezari

Carol Monosson Edan (emerita)

 

This is a translation from: Britshan: Britsheni ha-yehudit be-mahatsit ha-mea ha-aharona
Brichany: its Jewry in the first half of our century,
Editors: Ya-akov Amizur et.al., Tel Aviv, Former residents of Brichany, 1964 (H, 296 pages)

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


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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

Title Author Page
 
Introduction
Chapter 1
The public Life - Associations and Institutions 1-28
The Communal Life – The “Association” Yakov Amitzur–Steinhaus 3
The Society (“Farein”) Yakov Amitzur–Steinhaus 5
The Jewish Community (HaKehila) Yakov Amitzur–Steinhaus 7
The Home for the Aged Shmuel Horesh 16
How The Jews of Our Town Lived Yakov Amitzur–Steinhaus 22
 
Chapter 2
Zionism and Youth Movements 29-66
The Zionist Organization Y. Amitzur 31
The “Maccabi” Organization Michael Tcherkes-Amitz 43
Memories from the “Maccabi” years Reuven Choresh 48
Days of changes and turmoil, the Philip Vasilevitch School, Hashomer Hatzair Aharon Cohen 48
Hathiya in the years 1924-1928 M. Amitz 57
Memories from the Youth Movement Zvi Shchori-Schwarzman 60
Gordonia Dvora Beinishes (Fischer) 62
Our training group [Hachshara] Arie Bari 64
 
Chapter 3
Education and Culture 67-98
The Hebrew education in our town Y. E. 69
The old and the new Talmud Torah Y. E. 78
The High-School M. Amitz 84
Memories from High-School Dina Fuchs 87
The Vocational School Yosef Hurwitz 88
The School of Commerce Nesia Goldberg-Rabinowitz 89
The cultural life - Institutions and Organizations Y. Amitzur 91
The Zionist Library Yosef Hurwitz 98
 
Chapter 4
Personalities 99-126
Y. L. Bershevski Yakov A. 101
Rabbi Moshe Gevelder Y. A. 103
Rabbi Shimshon Efrati Shlomo Weisberg 104
Avraham Goldgal Baruch Katmafaz 105
Klara (Sarah) Lankovski Y. K. 106
Yehoshua-Isaac Ber”g Israel Avner B. 107
Moshe Vizaltir Y. E. 108
Yosef-Leib Schiller Mordechai Axelrod 109
Natan Lerner Yosef 110
Yehoshua Kahat Dvora Sapir (Haramati) 111
Aharon Steinhaus Yakov 112
Yechiel Tcherkes Y. E. 114
Shalom and Keila Kilimnik Y. E. 115
Ben-Zion (Beni) Melechsohn Y. E. 115
Benyamin Bichutz Y. E. 116
Mordechai Schneider Y. E. 117
Yosef Feldsher Y. E. 118
Peretz Grinberg Y. E. 118
Shabtai (Sioma) Bookshpon Michael Amitz-Tcherkis 119
Ephraim Tchak Y. E. 120
Baruch Yakir Y. E 121
Fania Horesh M. A. 122
Moshe Zilber   123
Moshe Tsam Y. E. 124
R' Shneur-Zalman Shneurson Shmuel Horesh 124
 
Chapter 5
The Days of the Holocaust 127-169
Days of turmoil Shlomo Weissberg 129
In the days of the Holocaust Shlomo Weissberg 132
Memories from the deportation Yakov Akerman 137
What I went through Donia Sapir-Furman 138
My grandfather's visions in the bloody valley (a poem) [Y] Yosef Lerner 141
The chronicle of Transnistria [Y] Yosef Hurwitz 142
The road of pain [Y] Tania Fuchs 152
On the bloody road, the Kopeigarad ghetto [Y] S. Weissberg 158
In the Bershad camp [Y] Ester Rechter 162
Back home [Y] S. Weissberg 164
 
Chapter 6
Brichany of old [Yiddish section] 171-230
Once upon a time, there was a little town Michael Tcherkes 173
Brichany of 50-60 years ago Shlomo Lerner 189
Between the Two World Wars Shlomo Cerebrenik 197
How the Jews lived with us Yakow Amitzur-Steinhaus 199
The General Assembly of the Loan-and-Savings Fund S. Weissberg 208
Rabbis in Brichany Chaim Melman 209
Moshe Kizhner (Reitzes) Chaim Melman 211
Moshe Rosenblatt, a friend from my youth Avraham Goldgehl 212
Remembrances Baruch Hoichman 217
Memories from Brichany David Beznassi 220
Money given to the poor to buy Matza for Passover (lit. “wheat money”) Shlomo Lerner 226
A remark Yakov Amitzur 230
 
Chapter 7
Some True Stories 231-266
The Interrupted Party Y. E. 233
The Lynching Esther Amitzur–Steinhaus 234
The First Keren Hayesod Delegation M. Amitz 236
A Speech for an Audience of One Y. E. 238
The death of Dr. Herzl [Y] Welvel Kizhner 239
“We announce for the entire world” (The “town crier”) [Y] Y. E. 241
During the horror of the pogrom [Y] Y. Steinhaus-Amitzur 243
Episodes from my little town [Y] Nelson Weiner 245
Organization of Former Brichany Residents in Israel [Y] M. Amitz-Tcherkes 247
The Brichany Relief in America [Y] Yosef Kessler (Kestelman) 251
Brichany former residents in Brazil [Y]   260
Friends from Venezuela [Y]   262
A bit of Folklore [Y] Y. Amitzur 263
How Itzik bought out his friend's sins Welvel Kizhner 265
 
Chapter 8
Our Townspeople who have Fallen in the War of Independence 267-272
Meir Gelman A. Feinberg 269
Yasha (Yakov Moshe) Gnesin (A collection) 270
Chanan Tepperman Sara Reichman 272
 
Chapter 9
A Memorial Candle for the Families 273-290
List of Martyrs in Alphabetical Order    
 
Chapter 10
Brichany Today 293-296
A letter from a Brichanyer   295

 


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