So We Died
(Šiauliai, Lithuania)

55°56' / 23°19'

Translation of Azoy Zaynen Mir Gestorbn

Edited by: Levi Salit

Published in Munich, 1949




Click here to see how to add a Memorial Plaque to this Yizkor Book
GoldPlaque SilverPlaque BronzePlaque

Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Hennie Greenland



Translations

 
Khane-Faygl (Anita) Turtletaub
 
 

Our sincere appreciation to Dov Shalit, of the Association of Lithuanian Jews in Germany,
for permission to put this material on the JewishGen web site.

This is a translation from: Azoy zaynen mir gestorbn; So we died; ed. Levi Salit, Munich (?), 1949,
Association of Lithuanian Jews in Germany.


This material is made available by JewishGen, Inc. and the Yizkor Book Project for the purpose of
fulfilling our mission of disseminating information about the Holocaust and destroyed Jewish communities.
This material may not be copied, sold or bartered without JewishGen, Inc.'s permission. Rights may be reserved by the copyright holder.


JewishGen, Inc. makes no representations regarding the accuracy of the translation. The reader may wish to refer to the original material for verification.
JewishGen is not responsible for inaccuracies or omissions in the original work and cannot rewrite or edit the text to correct inaccuracies and/or omissions.
Our mission is to produce a translation of the original work and we cannot verify the accuracy of statements or alter facts cited.


Contents

First Part: O, Believing Nation of Israel

Page    
1. Is One Permitted? *
* Is it Necessary? (Introduction) *
2. Introductory Observations *
3. . . .And So it Was 15
* Self-protection or Suicide 18
* Friday at Dawn 25
* Let Us Make a Plan 26
* Four Weeks of Pogroms 28
* Council of Elders 33
* “Queen Esther” 34
* Ghetto--Shinings--Death 34
4. O, Believing Nation of Israel 38
5. Remained on His Land 41
6. Tamara 43

Second Part: This is How We Lived

7. And They Lived in the Ghetto 54
* On What Did We Live? 56
* Cooperatives 58
* Beggars 59
* Stealing (Thievery) 62
* Social Kitchens and Assistance 65
* Changes 67
8. What Did They Eat in the Ghetto 69
9. Apartments 70
10. Heating and Lighting 72
11. Production, Trade, and Business 75
* Brush Factory 75
* Laboratory 76
* Small Workshops 76
* Business 78
12. Heath Care System 80
* Hospital 81
* Marriages 84
* Births 86
13. Synagogues and Study Houses 87
14. Management and Administration 89
* Ghetto Administration 92
* Employment Office 94
15. This is How We Lived 96
16. Hunting Beast of Prey 99
17. Black Asphalt on Warm Bodies 105
18. If Not Then Higher 109
19. From the Depths 114
20. A Struggle for Those Not Born 117
21. Flowers 123
22. Exchanged Death 128
23. Rambam Judged This Way 133
24. Smuggler 138
25. Unfortunate People of the Book 147
26. The Brass Mortar 153
27. Telzh Without Jews 158
28. Something New 163
29. Court 167
30. Play, Fiddle Play 171
31. Living Greetings 179
32. Jews of Vilna on a Train Transport 181
33. Together 185
34. A Sentence on the Jewish Woman 194
35. A Gallows 200

Third Part: The “Masada” Book

36. The “Masada” Book 211
37. Gold Diggers 235
38. Revenge 245
39. He Brought Cures (A Portrait) 250
40. Greetings from the Land of Israel 253
41. The Cellar 256

Fourth Part: The Jewish Community Dies

42. Separation 262
43. The Traitor 267
44. Black Friday 271
45. Lift Yourself Up Little Table 280
46. Where is Mashele 283
47. The Fate of a Jewish Child 285
48. After the Storm 288
49. Kibbutz Postcards 293
50. The Jewish Community Dies 302
51. 24 Hours in Shtuthof and One Year in Dachau 307
52. A Partial Index of Names 326


 Yizkor Book Project    JewishGen Home Page     Siauliai, at Shtetlinks


Yizkor Book Project Manager, Lance Ackerfeld
Emerita Yizkor Book Project Manager, Joyce Field
Contact person for this translation Hennie Greenland
This web page created by Max Heffler

Copyright ©1999-2014 by JewishGen, Inc.
Updated 11 May 2010 by LA

There have been visits to this page since 17 Jul 2011