Memorial book of Jezierna
(Ozerna, Ukraine)

49°38' / 25°20'

Translation of
Sefer Jezierna

Edited by: J. Sigelman

Published in Haifa, 1971



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This is a translation from: Sefer Jezierna (Memorial book of Jezierna),
Editors: J. Sigelman, Haifa, Committee of Former Residents of Jezierna in Israel, 1971 (H,Y, 354 pages)

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עברית

 

[H] Hebrew [Y] Yiddish [P] Polish Page
 
There Was A Town
 
Committee of Former Jezernians in Israel 6
About the book [H] [Y] Editorial Committee 8
Acknowledgements 10
Jezierna Jews Yehoshua Fuchs 11
The Tzaddik of Jezierna Gavriel Herman Green 13
From Jezierna to the Land of Israel [H] Hannah Marder-Yardeni 15
The Last Will of our Martyrs Menachem Duhl 20
 
The Way Of Life
 
Shadows Dance (poem) S.Y. Imber 27
Jezierna
History, demography, economy, cooperative bank, cultural life,
Baron Hirsch School, Schmariahu Imber, rabbis, other persons
Dr. N. Blumenthal 28
The Jezierna Cooperative Bank   38
Cultural and Political Life   45
The Rabbis   58
My Town as I Remember It Shimon Kritz 66
How We Spent Our Childhood Years Zvi Zamora 72
My Shtetl A. M. Fuchs 77
The Yiddish Song (poem) I. A. Lisky 88
About the Development of the Town Lippe Fischer 89
Trade and Small Business in Jezierna Gedal Fuchs 91
Commerce in Jezierna Lippe Fischer 98
Farmers, Merchants and Other Occupations Lipa Fischer, Pesach Altmann, Azriel Zamora,
Yizchak Charap, Shimon Kritz.
100
Zionist Activity after WW1 Yonah Fuchs (Toibe Kurzrok) 108
Jewish Organizations in Jezierna Lippe Fischer 111
Zionist Organizations Azriel Zamora 117
Pioneer Movements Azriel Zamora 124
Schools in Jerzierna Yizhak Charap 126
A Few Memories from Our Town Jezierna [H] Dvora Gilad (Fuchs) 129
Jewish Youth of Jezierna Thirst for Higher Education Lippe Fischer 131
Our Theatre Yizhak Charap 132
Rebuilding of the Jezierna Synagogue and Its Final Destruction Lippe Fisher 134
Poets, Writers, Intellectuals, and Performers [H] M. D. 137
An Episode I. A. Lisky 143
Communal and Religious Leaders Pesach Altman 144
To Future Generations (poem) S.Y. Imber 145
A Page from a Book of Memories of Jezierna [H] [Y] Lotte Frankel (Marder) 146
 
At Home and in the Area
 
A Few Memories Yoel Schwam (Charap) 151
Peretz the Melamed (Torah teacher) M. D. 152
In The Surrounding Villages Yisrael Schapira 154
Jeziernians in Various Armies Lippe Fischer, Yitzhak Harap, Azriel Zamora 155
In the Struggle Against the Nazis David Kurzrok 160
Edward Gruber z”l M. D. 162
A Jewish Family M.D. 165
In the Shtetl Schloma Warhaftig 167
The Zilberman (Caspi) Family [H] Sarah Klein 169
Yaakov Caspi, The Fisherman [H] as told by Anschel and Yisca 171
The Fischer Family in Jezierna Lipa Fischer 172
David Blaustein Rivka Blaustein-Schwalb 173
The Charap Family [H] Yitzhak Harap 174
Homesick and Yearning for My Town [H] Azriel Zamora 175
The Katz Family [H] Dina Katz 178
Charap Family Tree [H] chart 179
An Appeal for Contributions community center committee 180
 
Destruction and Annihilation
 
The Second World War [H] [Y] Menachem Duhl 183
The Jezierna Holocaust [H] [Y] Dora Mantel-Lempert 205
From Krakow to Jezierna S. Ch. 226
A Year in Jezierna and Four Months in Zborow with the Germans Menachem Duhl 230
Our Road to Prison Menachem Duhl 254
My Private Hell Dr. Nachum Kalafer 265
One Fate Everywhere [H] Jaques Katz 266
Wandering in Foreign Places Lippe Fischer 268
Return to Jezierna [H] Lippe Fischer 277
S. Y. Imber in Jezierna under the Nazis Duzia (Dora) Blaustein 289
Dora the Nurse Menachem Duhl 290
The Fate of a Watch and a Photograph Menachem Duhl 293
Memorial Plaque and Yizkor Prayer [H] 304
About The Life of the Jezierna Jews in America Lipa Fischer 305-310
 
Yad Vashem (Memorial)
 
List of the Martyrs 312-318
Personal Family Memorials 319-336
In the Realm of the Judenrat [P] Lusia Fuchs; afterword by Menachem Duhl [Y] [337-343]
Documents [H] [Y] [G] [pages not numbered] [344-348]
Testimony of a Survivor Dozia Blaustein [349-352]
Table of Contents [Y] 353-354
 
Appendix
 
List of Photographs in the Book
Poets and Poems from Jezierna

 


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