Book of Tarnogrod;
in Memory of the Destroyed Jewish Community
(Tarnogród, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer Tarnogrod; le-zikaron ha-kehila ha-yehudit she-nehreva

Edited by: Sh. Kanc

Published in Tel Aviv 1966


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Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Tom Merolla

 

With thanks to Lorraine Rosengarten who started this project, donated her time to scan
Sefer Tarnogrod, as well as extensive transliterating, editing and formatting.

In memory of Louis Rosengarten, son of Yitzhak and Mali, who immigrated to America in 1913.
In memory of Alan Rosengarten, son of Louis, who presented Sefer Tarnogrod to his children,
encouraging its translation and publication so the perished would not be forgotten.

In memory of Louis and Hannah Strassberg, born in Tarnogrod, married there in 1904,
who left to start a new life in America; and with thanks to their daughter Ruth who started
me on my efforts to remember Tarnogrod and the people who lived and died there.

In memory of Morris Gradel, translator of the Tarnogrod chapter of Pinkas Hakehillot Polin,
who died in 2010; and with thanks to his wife Kirsten Gradel who continues to contibute
to JRI-Poland activies in the Tarnogrod area.

 

This is a translation from: Sefer Tarnogrod; le-zikaron ha-kehila ha-yehudit she-nehreva
Book of Tarnogrod; in memory of the destroyed Jewish community, Editor: Sh. Kanc,
Organization of Former Residents of Tarnogrod and Vicinity in Israel, United States and England, Tel Aviv 1966 (592 pages H,Y)


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BOOK OF TARNOGROD - YIZKOR BOOK

In Memory of the Destroyed Jewish Community

Editor: Shimon KANC

Editorial Board: M. RINGER, N. KRYMERKOP, M. SPRUNG, J. HERING, M. BORNSTEIN, SH. FUTER, SH. FEFER

Published: Tel Aviv 1966

Organization of Former Residents of Tarnogrod and Vicinity in Israel, United States and England

 

Table of contents translated by Zvika Welgreen and Martin Jacobs

Edited by Lorraine Rosengarten

 

  H Map of Tarnogrod Shoshana SPRUNG  
  H Kadish B. MORDECHAI  
  H We shall remember K. SHIMON  
  Y Our gathering in the cellar of destruction K. SHIMON  
  H I shall take up weeping and lamentation K. SHIMON  
  H Those I shall remember K. SHIMON  
  H On the doorstep BOOKS COMMITTEE  
  H Remember what Amalek did to you Shimon KANC 23
  H Once there was a Tarnogrod community Meir RINGER  
 
I Town History
  H The town at its beginning Shimon KANC 35
  Y The History of the Town Shimon KANC 42
  Y The Yiddish city of Tarnogrod Nachum KRYMERKOP 51
 
II Known Persons, Characters and Folklore
  H Tarnogrod Rabbis   121
  Y My great father Eliezer TEICHER 127
  Y Our rabbi A. ZHITZ-TISHBI 130
  H The Rabbi's pipe Yechiel MUTERPERL 133
  H Rabbis and Hasidim of Tarnogrod Meir RINGER 135
  H How the Haskala and Zionist movements were established in town Meir RINGER 141
  H The home which the Haskala movement came from Meir RINGER 147
  H Town figures Meir RINGER 150
  H Trivia about well known persons in our town Moshe LEMER 160
  H Town of my youth S. CHAPER 166
  H Cantors and prayers A. ZHITZ-TISHBI 169
  H During the first world war A. ZHITZ-TISHBI 171
  H The power of the cradle of childhood A. ZHITZ-TISHBI 173
  H Celebrations and children's games A. ZHITZ-TISHBI 178
  Y Mere figures Meir RINGER 180
  Y Schools and Teachers Meir RINGER 192
  Y The song of my town Yitzhak KARPER 205
  Y The unsung song of my town Shmuel-Eliyahu FUTER 213
  Y The wold of our yesterdays Shlomo MANTEL 226
  Y The Religious Life Y. Ben–Efraim (Yechiel Hering) 229
  Y Tarnogrod between the two world wars S. CHAPER 241
  Y Days of fasting A. TISHBI 256
  Y Friday evening in town Yechiel MUTERPERL 260
  Y Brothers Yakov and Zalka Akerman Tzvi ROZENSON 262
  Y My father Faiwel KENIGSBERG 264
  Y My parents' house Yosel SCHORER 270
  Y Our former Tarnogrod Moshe-Naftali MANTEL 275
  Y The wood-binders of Kneshpol P. LUMERMAN 282
  Y Our teacher and friend Meir RINGER 284
  H His great love A. DROR 293
 
III Devastation and Destruction
  Y The invasion of the German hordes Nachum KRYMERKOP 297
  Y God, take revenge Nachum KRYMERKOP 330
  H Tshuva Saturday 1939 Tzvi BEN EFRAIM 331
  Y In the time of holy God Tzvi BEN EFRAIM 333
  Y By inhuman suffering and pain Shlomo-Yitzhak SPRUNG 335
  H The beginning of the end Simcha STATFELD 350
  Y Shmuel-Peretz Sprungs' will Simcha STATFELD 353
  Y Documents Simcha STATFELD 357
  Y Tarnogrod's religious schools Eliezer TEICHER 364
 
IV Heroism
  Y Heroes   367
  H Acts of Heroism   370
  Y The heroic struggle of the two heroes, the ADLER brothers K. SHIMONI 373
  Y Through Rivers of Tears and Seas of Blood Avraham HALER 381
  Y Annihilation and the struggle for life Sender SPIEGLER 464
  Y In memory of my parents Yosef FINK 466
 
V On The Ruins
  Y On the ruins   469
  Y Tarnogrod's survivors Nachum KRYMERKOP 470
  Y Searching for the life that was* Nachum KRYMERKOP 481
  Y On the ruins of my birth-town Yekhezkel EGERT 494
  H In the footprints of the town which is no more Amnon DROR 505
  H With the souls of our holy men Zushe FESTER 520
  Y Potok Gorny Moshe SPRUNG 524
  Y Olchowiec Rafael WASSERMAN 528
  Y Let there be… Shimon KANC 533
  H Those I shall remember Shimon KANC 537
  H Necrology   540
  H Obituaries   569
 
* This chapter does not appear in the Table of Contents but was translated in From A Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry.
Edited and Translated by Jack Kugelmass and Jonathan Boyarin. New York: Schocken Books, 1983. 215-216


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