Memorial book, Jezierzany and Surroundings
(Ozeryany, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Sefer ozieran ve-ha-seviva

Edited by: M. A. Tenenblatt

Published in Jerusalem, The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, 1959


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This is a translation from:
Sefer ozieran ve-ha-seviva (Memorial book, Jezierzany and surroundings),
Editor: M. A. Tenenblatt, Jerusalem, The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, 1959 (H, Y, 498 cols. pages)

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


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Translated by Sara Mages

A Word From the Editorial Board   4
“Ask, O you who have been burnt by fire…” The editor 7
 
Section A - The Jews of Ozeryany, their History and Status
Ozeryany, Segments of History and Geography Dr. R. Ben-Shem 12
My Memories and my Life Story/from the diary of Yehudah Cohen z”l   31
My Town Ozeryany (experiences and memories) Chaim Zeidman 51
Memories, Characters and Way of Life M.A. Tenenblatt 67
At the Exchange of Kingdoms and Lifestyle Shimon Bedor (Bedler) 101
Pogroms on “Shabbat-Shuva Eliyahu Goldenberg 123
Four Simchot-Torah in Ozeryany Tzvi Penster 125
 
Section B - Intellectuals and Public Figures
Moshe Schulbaum - Researcher, Linguist and Educator M.A. Tenenblatt 137
R' Veleli (Yiddish) Y. Metzker 183
Aharon Blumenfeld-Ronetti-Roman M.A. Tenenblatt 198
Personalities and Figures in our Town H. Zeidman 219
The Hebrew Style of Aharon Blumenfeld-Ronetti M.T.S. 228
 
Section C - Institutions and Economy
The Municipality - The Community Committee S. B”R 231
The Economic Situation during the First World War Eliyahu Goldenberg 236
Tradesmen in our Town M. B”G 241
Ozeryany in America H. Z-N 247
 
Section D - Zionism, Youth-Movements and Pioneering
Between War to War M. Bar-Gil 255
Hatzohar and Beitar in our Town Rafael Schneiderman 269
Perets-Fareyn Shlomo Trembolski 275
At the Outbreak of the Second World War Tzvi Penster 279
 
Section E - Holocaust and Destruction
A Charter of the Holocaust (July 1941-April 1944) Tzvi Penster 289
Necrology of the Martyrs from Ozeryany and Environs
   – Ozeryany
   – Leshkovitz (Ulashkivtsi, Ukraine)
   – Lanovtse & Kozachizna (Lanovtsy, Ukraine) & (Kozachizna, Ukraine)
   – Bil'che-Zlote (Bil'che-Zolote, Ukraine)
   – Libitshok (Glubochek, Ukraine)
   – Zhilinitz (Zelin'tse, Ukraine)
   – Pilatkowce (Pilatkovtsy, Ukraine)
   – Zwiahel (Zvihel, Ukraine)
   – Shershinovitz (Shersheniovtse, Ukraine)
  365
Resistance and Heroism Tzvi Penster 389
The Pain in the Heart Lunzya Klinger- Schneiderman 394
To our Sons after us Dr. Avraham Bedor (Bedler) 395
 
Section F - Ozeryany's Scroll (Yiddish)
I Before the Flood
  A Bundle of Memories Leizer Tenenblatt, Chicago 405
  Our Concern for our Former “Home” Morris Berger (New-York) 411
  Between Ozeryany and Borszczów Rachel Auerbach 413
  The Financial Records of a Grain Merchant Anshel Tenenblatt 417
  The Origin and the Livelihood of the Jews in the R. Avrach 419
  Villages    
  A Letter from my Father Itshe Metzker, New-York 423
  The Village of Bilcze Before the Destruction Nathaniel Bloitel 431
 
II Destruction and Annihilation
  This is how Ozeryany was Destroyed Zisha Peletz 435
  The Loss of our Youth Yitzchak Neiman 443
  The Ukrainians Murder and the Germans Annihilate Bluma Weintraub 451
  The Destruction of Leshkovitz Zila Kimelman-Henin 456
  The Extermination of the Jews in Lanovtse [Łanowce] Rivka Negler 457
  A Difficult Rescue from Death B. Pladshava 483
  From Seventy only Three Survived Y. Neiman 485
  A Farewell Journey Rachel Auerbach 489

 


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