|How does the City sit solitary,
that was full of people!
|The ruins of the Tlomacke synagogue in 1943|
|The Tlomacke Street synagogue in 1878,
when Warsaw numbered one hundred thousand Jewish souls
|That was full of people - - -
That was great among the nations - - -
Avraham Schwarzman honor chairman
Melech Ravitch Editor
compiled from the
writings of 139 authors,
will bring to life
the Jewish Warsaw
of long ago,
during the last hundred years,
the greatest and most
active Jewish community in Europe.
Warsaw the capital of Poland,
a great Jewish city.
This Anthology will be a
The Yizkor pages begin after page 832.
Warsaw has not suffered, in general, from big and bloody pogroms. Attacks, killings, robberies yes, but not the big pogroms resembling the Ukrainian-Russian model. The first and only robbery-pogrom happened in December 1881. After this event, a folk-poet wrote a mourning poem The Song of Rabonik. On pages 11 and 12 we reproduce the cover page and the introduction of this folk lamentation.
Several generations later 60 years later we are witnessing a dialogue between The Song of Rabonik and Yitzhak Katzenelson's may God revenge his blood lamentation The Song of the Murdered Jewish People
|Jewish young boys on the Krashinski Square in Warsaw|
|Jews outside the Warsaw Jewish Community building, on 26 Djibowska Street|
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