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The Beginning Of The Gymnasia

Chaim Horvitz

Translated by David Goldman

        Together with economic pride in the 1920s, there was the need for more progressive educational institutions than those existing in town until then. The values of cultural and linguistic autonomy for national minorities penetrated society. This originated in all kinds of international within the League of Nations at the time. All over Jewish Bessarabia all types of educational institutions sprouted up, both elementary and high schools, where the students were taught in Hebrew. Yedinitz was not one of the fist towns in this field.

A group of gymnasia graduates of 1923 graduating class. A group of gymnasia graduates of 1923 graduating class.
1. Batya Sternthal Marishkan 2. Clara Bromberg 3. Lydia Mizrach-Mautik 4. Fanya Bromberg-Todor 5. Tsilia Rosenbaum 6. Menucha Nelman-Meller 7. Adella Gukovsky 8. Manya Feldberg 9. Rosa Goichberg-Horvitz 10. Chanake Fichman 11. Henya Gershel 12. Leah Styop 13. Manya Korman 14. Dina Rosenberg 15. Chantsya Ludmir-Fishman.

 

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Studies, Discipline And General Spirit

Attorney Meir Weissman

        It's possible to now state without any exaggeration that the studies at the gymnasia were at a relatively high level in comparison with other similar schools in surrounding towns. It's possible that the external exams that the graduates were required to pass every year in the presence of the examining teachers at the government gymnasia in Khotin were a primary factor in preserving this level.

Departure photo for teacher Dubrow, who left the school. Departure photo for teacher Dubrow, who left the school.
From right to left: Breina Parnas (South America), Yisrael Steiff (died in Israel), Mendel Rabin (Israel), Moshe Rosenthuler (doctor, emigrated to Israel in 1972), Yitzchak Gertzman, Mendel Shorr (Israel), Esther Gandelman (Israel), Asher Rosenblatt (escaped to Russia before the war and disappeared), Peretz Kliger (Israel), Yechiel Bronstein, Zina Bronstein, Chayka Mayansky (Israel).

Seated: Hadassah Dubrow (Israel), Mina Parnes (Israel), Rosa Teman (Israel), Hillel Dubrow, Hemda Snitcovsky (Israel), Sonya Greenberg. Bottom: Moshe Dubrow (Israel), Fima Tolfoler (Chernovitz), Sioma Tolfoler, Chazin, Chayka Gukovsky.

 

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