Akkerman and the Towns
of its District; Memorial Book
(Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyy, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Akkerman ve-ayarot ha-mehoz; sefer edut ve-zikaron

Editors: Nisan Amitai Stambul, Society of Emigrants from Akkerman and Vicinity

Published in Tel Aviv, 1983


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This is a translation of: Akkerman ve-ayarot ha-mehoz; sefer edut ve-zikaron (Akkerman and the towns of its district; memorial book),
Editors: Nisan Amitai Stambul et.al., Tel Aviv, Society of Emigrants from Akkerman and Vicinity, 1983 (H, 511 pages).

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Akkerman


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Translated by Sara Mages

 

Prologue   9
The Jewish community in Akkerman from inception to destruction Nisan Amitai (Stambul) 11
The pogrom in Akkerman in 1905 Mendel Kumorowski 60
Memories from the days of the pogrom Yehoshua Harari 65
 
Parties and Movements
The beginning of “Tzeirei Zion”[1] Tzvi Menuali 69
The “Speak Hebrew” association Nisan Amitai 72
The “Maccabi[2] Federation in Akkerman S. Segal and T. Manueli 75
Gordonia[3] Akkerman Sheftel Zukerman 81
The uniqueness of “Gordonia[3] in our city N. Amitai 84
Gordonia[3] – the last chapter Chaim Zamir 90
“Hashomer Hatzair”[4] chapter in Akkerman T. Giladi (Mosopmezjmol) 91
“Betar”[5] in Akkerman Shmuel Geber 94
 
Chapters of Memories, Lifestyle and Folklore
In the city that I loved Y. Schildkrauth 100
Bessarabia (poem) Yakov Kushter 101
Akkerman - the City of my Birth Yosef Gur-Arye 106
Big Jabotinsky and “little” Jabotinsky in our city Yehoshua Harari 109
My immigration to Israel Yehoshua Harari 110
The first immigrants Noah Zukerman 112
Chapters of memories from the days of my childhood Binyamin Girshfeld 114
About the landscape and the climate Yehoshua Harari 117
Akkerman - a corridor to the parlor Yakov Zukerman 118
Artists and loyalists S. Yisrael 120
From the bitter and the sweet Y. Schildkrauth 122
The seven daughters of R' Mendel the carpenter Y. Schildkrauth 124
Such a “Krishmelanu” Nisan Amitai (Stambul) 126
Tit-bids from Akkerman (episodes and anecdotes) Nisan Amitai (Stambul) 128
In bygone days Chava Barnea (Dorpman) 130
A family tree (a tree and it's view) Sheftel Zukerman 133
The Rabbi's house Chaim Zukerman 136
“A note” - a memento Yisrael Finkel 139
“I remember the days of old” Efraim Abramowitch 140
Childhood and youth in Shabo and Akkerman Baruch Kamin 142
Names and Nicknames [Y] Z.M – Y.S. 145
 
Our High-School
A symposium about “Tarbut” High-School A Shapira, S. Naamani, Y. Brodski 155
My home, the High-School and the Movement Baruch Naamani 164
A “foreign” girl in Akkerman Yehudit Carmi 164
 
Artists and Cantors
About the Jewish Theater in our city Yehudah Zigelvaks 175
The drama clubs Frima Fejland 177
Two painters from our city: Yosef Chaplin   180
David Malchin   181
Cantors and Cantillation   182
 
The Holocaust
Not forgotten [Y] (poem) S. Yisrolik 190
The destruction of Akkerman Tzvi Manueli 194
From the memories of the war days Leyoba Asfis 196
The Prayer of the Saved [Y] (poem) A. Plit 199
On my way home Miriam Zamir 202
Between anxieties and hopes Roza Weitzman 204
In the mission to save the Jews of Romania and Bessarabia Baruch Kamin 207
The Flag Shmuel Miniali 211
A miracle did not happen in Karinzka Bruria Har-Zion 213
A tale about a name Asher Schwartzman 215
The ribbon day Bruria Har-Zion 216
Akkerman's Jews during the war and after the war Kvitko Michael 217
The Jewish survivors in the 1980s Yakov Zigloks 220
 
Personalities and Characters of blessed memory
Avraham Rabotzki of blessed memory   229
Our ministers [Y]   231
Yakov Shmuel HaLevi Truchtmann   233
Sergei Michalowitz (Yisrael) Gutnik   234
My brother Yakov Berger of blessed memory   235
Dov Sharira of blessed memory   238
Professor Yitzchak Strez   239
Moshe Hellman of blessed memory   240
Fava Berkov of blessed memory   241
Our brother Moshe Zukerman of blessed memory   242
Leib Stambul of blessed memory   243
My uncle Yehoshua Harari of blessed memory   244
Dov Harari of blessed memory   245
Yehoshua Drory of blessed memory   248
Zev Kamin of blessed memory   249
The lawyer Yosef Serfer of blessed memory Dr. Shapira of blessed memory   250
Mendel Gellman of blessed memory   251
Characters S. Geber 252
 
The Society of Emigrants from Akkerman and the Diaspora
The Society of Emigrants from Akkerman in New-York   257
The Society of Emigrants from Akkerman and the vicinity in Israel   259
 
Sons who fell in the Israeli Wars
Meir Zaltzhendler of blessed memory   265
Avraham Neiman of blessed memory   266
Avraham Feldman of blessed memory   267
Yisrael (Srulik) Frank of blessed memory   268
Avinoam Schechter of blessed memory   269
 
The town's in the district
 
Tarutino
Facts and numbers about the Jews of Tarutino Eliyahu Feldman 272
Our town Tarutino Shmuel Brilliant 273
Notes from a legacy Dr. Yosef Laron 283
From my memories of Tarutino Shmuel Rosenberg 288
During the days of the Holocaust Yehudah Bronfman 289
About “Betar”[5] in Tarutino Schulman Eliezer 292
Personalities and characters in Tarutino Shmuel Brilliant 295
Public activists in the Jewish Community   296
Eliezer Schulman the Bible researcher from Siberia   298
 
Arzis
Arzis Shmuel (Milya) Gorfil 307
My town Arzis Arye Klietman 311
 
Tatarbunar
Tatarbunar   321
Tatarbunar and her Jews Binyamin Giker 322
The “Gordonia[3] chapter in Tatarbunar Arye Shochat 325
Dr. Solomon Shalem Binyamin Giker 327
My father's house in Tatarbunar Riva Zukerman-Zilberman 328
The “Gordonia[3] conference   329
The keepers of the flame Brurya Har-Zion 331
The double miracle Brurya Har-Zion 333
 
Sarata
Sarata Tzvi Schechter 337
Sarata Y. Ben-Chur 341
About the “Betar”[5] chapter in Sarata Tzvi Schechter 344
About “Gordonia[3] in Sarata Elkana Altman 347
The Holocaust Tzvi Schechter 348
The story of Aiza Tzvi Schechter 351
 
Bairamcea
My town Bairamcea Moshe Shochat 357
 
Shabo
My town Shabo Aharon Kminker 367
 
Krochmez
The village of Krochmez Yosef Koren 374
 
The Society of Emigrants from Akkerman and the vicinity in Israel   375
List of names   377
Necrology   390
 
Footnotes

  1. Beit-Hamidrash- the house of learning. Return
  2. Maccabi – a sport's association. Return
  3. Gordonia - Zionist pioneering youth movement. The movement's doctrines were based on the beliefs of Aharon David Gordon. Return
  4. Hashomer Hatzair - The Youth Guard, a Socialist-Zionist youth movement. Return
  5. Betar - the initials of Brit Yosef Trumpeldor- The Covenant of Joseph Trumpeldor, the educational youth movement of the Revisionist Zionist Organization. Return


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