Meir Holcman - Memoirs
(Gąbin, Poland)

5224' / 1944'

Written by: Meir Holcman

Published in Israel, 1999


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This is a translation from: Meir Holcman
Meir Holcman - Memoirs, Israel, 1999 (H)


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Meir Zelig Holcman, Our Beloved Father by Ada Holtzman    4
“Hashomer Hatzair” Movement In Gombin” (written in 1964)  
Memoirs  80
“Heftzi-Bah” regiment  81
“Hakhalutz” & “Haoved”  82
L”g Baomer  83
Immigration of senior members to Eretz Israel  84
“Hashomer Hatzair” Movement In Gombin (written in May 1997)  84
 
VISITS TO HASHOMER HATZAIR MOVEMENT IN GOMBIN
Icchak DUBNA  90
Cypora (Cypka) WOLK  90
Guta MARKOWSKA LURIA  90
To My Friends & Relatives 111
 
MEMOIRS
Introduction 138
 
MY FAMILY
The brothers & their families 139
The sisters & their families 140
Mother Rasza 141
Last postcard from Mother 144
The story of one family by Simcha Golan (Glikzeliger) 145
Father Eliahu HOLCMAN 147
The photograph of Meir HOLCMAN with 8 nephews & nieces 148
Grandfather Zalman HOLCMAN 150
Uncle Israel HOLCMAN 150
The family of aunt STERN 151
 
THE ZLOTNIK FAMILY
Abraham Icchak ZLOTNIK 152
Rabbi Yehuda Leib ZLOTNIK (Yehuda El Zet - AVIDA) 152
Mordechai ZLOTNIK 153
Rabbi Yona Mordechai ZLOTNIK 154
Rabbi Meir ZLOTNIK 155
Rabbi Szaja ZLOTNIK 155
Wolf ZLOTNIK 156
Kalman ZLOTNIK 156
Aunt Chajal'eh KOWADLO ne'e ZLOTNIK 156
Aunt Szprinza CINNAMON ne'e ZLOTNIK 157
Uncle Lajzer ZLOTNIK 157
Uncle Szmuel ZLOTNIK 158
 
GOMBIN 167
SHTETL FOLKLORE
My Childhood  
The Hebrew School  
Hobbies  
Football (Soccer) in Gombin 171
The Children Football Team 172
The Holtzman Family's Commerce 173
Market Day in Gombin 175
Bakeries 175
The Underworld of Gombin 176
The Court in Gombin 176
The Jewish Holidays 177
Pesach (the Passover) 177
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement 177
Jokes Remembered 178
 
FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES
The Gostynski Family 179
Zalman Ben Itzhak (Borenstein) 183
The Ettinger Family 185
Velvek Friedland 187
 
MY GOOD FRIENDS IN AMERICA
Chana'leh Tajfeld 188
Ben Guyer (Benjamin Chaja) 189
Mendel Wruble 191
Rajzel Zychlinski 192
 
MY FRIENDS FROM HASHOMER HATZAIR IN GOMBIN
Riwka MAKOWER 195
Chana'le TAUFIL 195
Rywka ALONI ne'e GELBERT 196
The Family LAKS 197
Pesach SOCHOCZEWSKI 198
Icchak WEICMAN 199
 
“KIBBUTZ HACHSHARA” IN KALISZ “L'MIFAL”),
MEMBERS FOUNDED KIBBUTZ EVRON, ISRAEL
The wine cellar of HERSZKOWICZ 200
Guard on Sunday in the industry zone of the Jews 200
Translation of the Kalisz Community Protocols from Polish to Hebrew 200
Hedwa Rusak Hay”d from Wloclawek 200
 
CHARACTERS AND PERSONS IN THE SHTETL
The street where I lived 202
Chanunel'eh WOJDESLAWSKI 203
Abrum BRZEZINSKI 203
Lajbel MASTBAUM 203
Mordechai BOLL 203
Chemel SZACHAR 204
The BAUMAN family 204
The family of the teacher REMBAUM 205
The SZLANG family 205
The RAK family 206
The GLIKZELIGER family 206
Leon ODRA 207
The brothers FELKA 208
Jakob GERMAN 208
GRINBERG 208
Aron (Arel'eh) HODYS 208
BELSZCZYK 209
Binem COHEN 209
Heniek GOLDSZMIDT 209
Lajbel ZAMOSC 210
Rafael BEZDZYC 210
Abram ZAMOSC 210
Moshe'le WOLMAN 211
The Shtetl' Felczer BIGELAJZEN 212


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