Book of Warta
(Poland)

5142' / 1838'

Translation of
Sefer D'Vart

Edited by: Eliezer Astrin

Published in Tel Aviv by Artzi Press, D'Vart Society, 1974


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This is a translation from: Sefer D'vart; Book of Warta, ed. Eliezer Astrin,
Tel Aviv: Artzi Press, D'Vart Society, 1974 (567 pages H,Y)


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Title Author Page
     
About the Outline Editors 7
About the Editing Eliezer Astrin 8
     
     
PART ONE    
     
BEGINNINGS OF WARTA    
     
Historical Geographical Overview Minister Eliezer Astrin 11
Four Hundred Years of Jewish Life in Warta Dr. Yakov Goldberg 20
     
     
PART TWO    
     
BETWEEN TWO WORLD WARS    
     
What Was Once is No More Mordechai Mintus 35
Times and Events Chanan Szotan 78
     
     
PART THREE    
     
THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT IN WARTA    
     
The Free Road Michal Czaniak 121
From the Memories of a Teacher David Kochav (Sztern) 125
The Zionist Struggle Michal Czaniak 130
The Zionist Movement in Warta - Memories Mair Yahalom (Diamond) 133
Training Mordechai Sieradzki 142
Itzhak Nitke (May he rest in Peace) Chana Nitke 144
Itzhak Nitke Mair Yahalom 148
Shalom Prosk (May he rest in Peace) Mair Yahalom 150
Zalman Czaniak (May he rest in Peace) Mair Yahalom 152
Zalman Czaniak (May he rest in Peace) Prof. Chana Czaniak 153
International Hashomer Mordechai Sieradzki 155
The Gordon Branch in Warta Chana Ozerowicz 159
Mizrachi in Warta Miriam Reisel Szulzinger (Cohen) 161
Hashomer Orthodox & Torah and Work in Warta David Kornowski 165
Hashomer Orthodox & Torah and Work Eliezer Shepps 167
Daughters of Jakob & House of Jakob School Golda Beatus (Yoskowicz) z. l. 169
Expectations Leah Sandek 171
Aliyah Circle Mordechai Sieradzki 172
Aliyah Baggage Arie Lajb Nojman 175
     
     
PART FOUR    
     
BECAUSE FROM WARTA WILL THE TORAH LEAVE    
     
Because From Warta Will the Torah Leave Eliezer Astrin 181
Rav Mair Dan Plotzki (May he rest in Peace). Eliezer Astrin 182
The Rabbi Eliahu Leskowski Katriel Munic 190
Rav Menachem Mendel Kosher Eliezer Astrin 192
     
     
PART FIVE    
     
THE OLD AGE HOME    
     
Beit Abba Meir Yahalom 197
Memories of Beit Abba Arie Lajb Nojman 201
I Remember Chana Ozerowitz 204
From the Old Age Home Bluma Zandberg (Hertzberg) 208
Rav Mendel Zandberg and His Wife Luba Miriam Reisel Szlesinger (Cohen) 213
Rav Michal Zalman Hacohen Miriam Reisel Szlesinger (Cohen) 214
Rav Michal Zalman Hacohen Malca Imbar (Cohen) 216
Rav Michal Zalman Hacohen Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 218
The Ideal Family Tzila Yankelewicz (Diament) 220
The Munter Family Zelig Munter 222
Grandfather's House Yona Mendelbojm 228
Beit Arzun Itzhak Mordechai Arzun 230
The Pawlowicz Family Mair, Abraham, & Gidon Pawlowicz 235
My Father's House Sara Zeifa (Meirowicz) 240
Rav Yakov Yehuda KuzIol Laja Sendak (Kozial) 243
On the Threshold Ruwen Gelbart 245
One Family Mosze Szotan 252
Four Generations Yehoshua Berkenwald 257
Itzhak Ejzner (May he rest in Peace). Ryfke Freund (Ejzner) 260
     
     
PART SIX    
     
PRESENT - STORIES AND MEMORIES    
     
Between the Throne and Assyria Mordechai Mintus 265
My Shtetl Warta Michal Czaniak 277
Bandit Fireman Michal Czaniak 295
Antisemitism in Warta Frajda Ruchal Kesteczer (Kolton) 299
The Breaking of Shabbat - The Miracle in Tfisa Ryfke Freund (Ejzner) 301
I Haven't Forgotten Pessia Szotan (Nojman) 303
Some Memories Katriel Munitz 311
Abraham Yosef Holton Chana Ozrowicz 314
The Proch Family Chana Czainiak (Proch) 315
Reflections Zippora Pakentreger (Skorka) 318
Incident of Mrs Adon in the Hands of the Cute Pranksters Zippora Pakentreger (Skorka) 323
The First Film in Warta Zippora Pakentreger (Skorka) 324
From Warta Through Australia to Israel Izrael Silman 325
From Warta to Israel Szlomo Oberznik 330
Keren Or - From Wounds to Darkness Mosze Szotan 333
Daydreams - Views and Fantasies Mordechai Mintus 338
     
PART SEVEN    
     
THE SHOAH AND INSIDE THE LODZ GHETTO    
     
Overview (Schemata) of the Lodz Ghetto Eliezer Astrin 359
Yiskor Chanan Szotan 362
There Was a Town Called Warta Moshe Szotan 370
In Those Terrifying Days Aharon Meirowicz 373
Warta Nachmie Gelbart z.l. 382
From Orthodox to Orthodox Szmuel Zandberg 390
The Kehillah in Warta on the Eve of the Destruction Gerszon Kozial 399
The Kehillah in Warta on the Eve of the Destruction Netlia Kozial 405
The Kehillah in Warta on the Eve of the Destruction Zelig Munter 409
The Beginning of the Shoah Mosze Szotan 412
The Nature of the Disappointment (or Adaptation to ) Chana Ozrowicz 415
Yid - Where are Your Stars? Mosze Szotan 416
Tens Murdered in Warta Mosze Szotan 418
Onion Hanging Reuben Gelbart 422
In the Synagogue Fajga Laja Adler 428
Szmul - Give a crumb of bread Mosze Szotan 429
And There Were the First Boys Chana Ozrowicz 431
The Youth of Blaszki Chana Ozrowicz 436
The Execution in Rasashitza Chana Ozrowicz & Mosze Szotan 438
Hand of Fate Mosze Cohen 440
Separations Mosze Cohen 444
In the Lodz Ghetto Eliezer Shepps 450
Two Brothers Mosze Szotan 453
The Heart of a Mother Mosze Szotan 457
Continuation of the Moral Message Mosze Szotan 460
Skinny But Strong Mosze Szotan 462
In the Concentration Camps Gerszon Kozial 464
In the Ghetto and the Concentration Camps Katriel Munitz 468
The Liquidation of Ghetto Lodz and the Concentration Camps Chana Ozrowicz (Klinowski) 469
In Halberstat Concentration Camp Golda Dina Beatus (Yoskowicz) z.l. 478
In the Concentration Camps Reuben Gelbart 481
The Rescued Shoes Menachem Mendel Ejger (Ejka) 483
Old Dough Yehoshua Berkenwald 485
In the Days of Darkness and the Shadow of Death Izrael Ejzner 487
The Liquidation of the Warta Ghetto Netlia Kozial 491
The Last Days in the Concentration Camp Mosze Szotan 498
     
PART EIGHT    
     
LIFE LINE OF THE DIASPORA AND RESCUE    
     
Life Line of the Diaspora Gerszon Kozial 499
With the Liberation Chana Ozrowicz 500
Freedom Mosze Szotan 501
In Reality Mosze Szotan 505
     
PART NINE    
     
IN WARTA AFTER THE DESTRUCTION    
     
     
Brothers of Sorrow Zelig Munter 509
Sister of Sorrow Mosze Szotan 511
Returning Home Mosze Szotan 515
The Last Visit to Warta Gershon Kozial 519
I Returned Home Chana Ozrowicz 520
And Again No Home Mosze Szotan 523
The Earth Gives Way Below Our Feet Mosze Szotan 527
On the Road Yehoszua Berkenwald 534
     
     
PART TEN    
     
OVER THERE IN RUSSIA    
     
There Far Away is Russia Eliezer Astrin 539
Far To The North Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 539
Memories of the War Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 539
In the Various Concentration Camps Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 540
There Far In Russia Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 540
Repentance Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 540
The Prophet Troitzek Szlomo Ben Yehoshua (Cohen) 540
Partial Peace From Far Away Siberia Yehuda Szotan 541
     
     
PART ELEVEN    
     
THE PATH OF THE REFUGEES    
     
In the Path of the Refugees Eliezer Shepps 547
     
     
PART TWELVE    
     
IN THE FRAMEWORK OF ISRAEL    
     
     
The Path of the Boys Mordechai Mintus 551
Yechiel Mendel Auerbach David Szotan 553
Sargaent Szmul Keren z.l. Eliezer Astrin 556
     
     
PART THIRTEEN    
     
ORGANIZATION OF JEWS FROM WARTA IN ISRAEL    
     
Organization of Jews from Warta in Israel Meir Yahalom 561
List of people from Warta who died in Israel up to 1974 567

 


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