Szydlowiec Memorial Book
(Szydłowiec, Poland)

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Editor: Berl Kagan; translated by Max Rosenfeld

Published in New York 1989


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This is the: Szydlowiec Memorial Book,
Editor: Berl Kagan; translated by Max Rosenfeld, Shidlowtzer Benevolent Association in New York.
Published: New York 1989 (E 483 pages)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Szydlowiec (1989)


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Introduction
 
1. Brief history of the Book 11
2. Akiba Berlinski - “How Lonely Sits the City. . .” 13
3. Yitzhok Goldkorn - Shidlovtse, My Birthplace 15
 
From the Beginning to 1918
 
1. E. Lifshutz An Outline of the History of the Jews of Szydlowiec 21
2. Berl Kagan Rabbis and Rebbeim of Szydlowiec 32
3. Motl Eisenberg Szydlowiec in Peaceful Times 36
4. Moshe Yehiel Schwartzfuter Of Times Gone By 44
5. Shmuel Chustetski A Bit of Shtetl History 48
6. Mordecai V. Bernstein The Jewish Cemetery in Szydlowiec 49
 
Between the Two World Wars
 
1. Jacob Pomerantz Szydlowiec – A City of Labor 55
2. Simcha–Bunim Blander Szydlowiec's Religious Life 56
3. Abraham Finkler Jews in the Szydlowiec City Council 57
4. Isaac Milstein Melamdim, Hedorim, Schools 60
5. Devorah Rosenzweig–Blander Customs and Nostrums 62
6. Hershl Kriss Blood Libel in Szydlowiec 63
7. Sarah Zeller (Goldwasser) “Mendl Trotsky” 64
8. Isaac Milstein Theater, Film and Szydlowiec Artist 66
9. Reyzl Midlarski–Kwiatowski Doctors in Szydlowiec 69
10. Elka Goldberg Silberman Dentists in Szydlowiec 71
11. Pearl Teichman Szydlowiec Youth 72
12. Frieda Kurlender–Kuplik The Mill 72
13. Yankl Silberman A Matter of Spirits 73
14. Leybush Glass The Death of Two Boys 74
15. Majorek Rosenberg Tragic Memories 75
 
Institutions and Parties
 
1. Saul and Hinda Zlotov The Zionist Movement in Szydlowiec 79
2. Yankl Silberman The Bundist Movement in Szydlowiec 80
3. Yosel Silberstein Betar and Brit–Hachayil 83
4. J. Silberman Left and Right Poale Zion 84
5. MMalke Rosenzweig–Silberman The Mizrachi Party 84
6. Abraham Finkler The Bikur Holim 85
7. B. Kagan Life in Szydlowiec Before the Holocaust (A Summary) 86
 
Holocaust
 
1. Isaac Milstein Chronicle of the Destruction of Szydlowiec 93
2. Abraham Finkler A Ghetto without barbed wire 137
3. Motl Eisenberg Running from death 161
4. Ben-Tsion Rosenberg Escape from the Abyss 186
5. Israel Friedman Under the Nazi boot 199
6. Moshe Konovski Saved by a Well 202
7. Isaac Moro My Brother's Fate 203
8. Chaya Kornbroyt Our hiding-place 205
9. Joseph Friedenson Hassidic Underground in Szydlowiec 207
10. Isaiah Henig Episodes in our torment 216
11. Berl Krajevski Out of the trap 220
12. Leah Eisenberg A Radom “Aktaie” in Shidlovtse 221
13. Elka Schreiberger Kitchen for refugees 223
14. Neche Katz Our Friendly Neighbors 223
15. Jeremiah Meyerfeld Catholic “Love” 224
16. Wolfe Eisenberg A Jewish Policeman Named Glatt 224
17. Moshe Cooperberg Boy in the Ghetto 225
18. Toba Sharfhartz From Szydlowiec to Auschwitz 226
19. Mindia Citrinbaum Caught in the Trap 228
20. Leybl Monk From hiding to camp 228
21. Yankl Silberman My Last Look at our Shtetl 230
22. Isaac Moro On the “Aryan” Side 231
23. Abba Rosenbaum With An “Aryan Pass” 235
24. Nathan Stark With Forged Papers 238
25. Mordechai Strigler The Skarzysko camp 241
26. Isaac Milstein In Camps with Szydlowiecers 278
27. Abraham Weisbrot Ghetto, Hiding-Place and Camp 282
28. Elka Silverman How We Saved Ourselves From Death 287
29. Menachem Rosenzweig In Hasag 292
30. Fishl Kornbroyt Luck - Good and Bad 293
31. Hannah Bavnik My First Days in Hasag 294
32. Eliezer Levin A Seder Night in the Skarzysko Camp 295
33. Choneh Piasek In the Ghetto 296
34. Miriam Silberman One of Many 297
35. Feyge Shwartzfing In the Camps 297
36. Osher Kornbroyt From Juzefow to Hasag 298
37. Feitshe Eisenberg From Camp to Camp 300
38. Hannah Freilich I Cannot Forget 301
39. Bronek Tsingisser Among Good Christians 303
40. Motl Eisenberg The Camp at Wolonow 305
41. Jacob Pomerantz Kingdom of Death 309
42. Jacob Shapshewich Starchowicz 310
43. Jacob Binshtok One Danger After Another 313
44. Rachel Lederman Three Sisters in the Camp 313
45. Leybl Silberman In the Camps 315
46. Abraham Tseifinger Leap From a Death Train 318
47. Mordechai Richter Escape 320
48. Shmuel Chwstecki Across the Border 321
49. Shlomo Rosenzweig Wherever our Eyes Took Us 322
50. Yosl Silverstein Death in Toulouse 323
51. M. Dreynodl Under the Nazi in France 324
52. Joshua Krantz In Belgium 324
53. Max Ostro Last Deportation from Szydloviec 325
54. Isaiah Henig The First Labour Camps 329
55. Dora Blander From Shidlovtse to Dachau 333
56. Isaac Milstein Shidlovste in 1980 335
57. Michael Pomeranz A Journey Without End 337
58. B. Kagan Life in Szydlowiec (A Summary) 345
59. Szydlowiec in Pictures
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