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The Sheindel Baum Organization

Mordechai Reicher

Translated by David Goldman

        The Sheindel Baum Organization (namesake was known as Sheindel Itses) was a medical organization on its own. Sheindel was a unique woman, a very old, short, heavy and slow person. On her spotted face she wore glasses, and behind them there were smiling, encouraging, motherly eyes. As she walked on the street she was helped along by a heavy cane, and in her other hand she carried a large bag filled with medical equipment and medication. In the winter nights before electricity was introduced into town, she was forced to carry a lantern to illuminate her way.

The staff of the Loibman Hospital after the War in 1945-46
The staff of the Loibman Hospital after the War in 1945-46
1. Dr. Sobolevsky 2. Clinic staff person (a Russian) 3. Avraham Chayos, country doctor 4. Dr. Ferdman, today Bosin, a surgeon at Beilinson Hospital in Israel. 5. An assistant nurse (a Christian) 6. A Jewish Soviet doctor 7. Yaffe Rosenthal, today Rosenzweig in Netanya. She was then a nurse, and gave us this photo. 8. Buzya Steiff, a nurse in Yedinitz 9. Esther Wasserman (from the Mutchniks), secretary of the clinic 10. Assistant nurse (a Christian).


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Popular Medicine and Faith in Prayer

Mordechai Reicher

        There were many occasions when medical intervention, doctors or medication, did not help an individual patient or the entire population when an epidemic broke out.


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Dr. Rosa and Yisrael Shott Dr. Rosa and Yisrael Shott

The came to Yedinitz in 1920 and visited Palestine in the 1930s. Yisrael Shott died in Bucharest in 1947, and Dr. Rosa Shott died in Solka in 1953

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