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Darkness and Desolation

Abridged version of the Hebrew text in English

Translated by Rachelle Mann-Rachman


In Memory of the communities of


Editorial Board: Aviel Ya'acov, Levin Ya'acov, Shmutser Aharon
Book Committee: Aviel Ya'acov, Band Chayim, Berkman Boris, Bogomolski Moshe, Cepelewicz Yehuda, Charmatz Zalman, Goldin Moshe, Levin Ya'acov, Munitz Arieh, Rabinowitz Issar, Shmutser Aharon, Wishkin Moshe
American Committee: Chanin Louis, Suran Frederick, Kopacz Michael, Bernamow Sarn, Witkin Charles, Fisher Tuvia, Maron Mendel
Editor: Machnes Ariel
Complied by Bogormolski ( Bogomolski) Moshe
Translation into Hebrew from Yiddish, Polish and Russian, initial editing: Aviel Ya'acov, Band Chayim, Bogomolski Moshe, Korner Aharon, Levin Ya'acov, Shmutser Aharon
Yiddish Abridged Version: Levin Ya'acov
Edited by Eisenman Zvi
Translated into English by Mann Rachel
Map of Braslaw (drawn from memory): Band Chayim
Map of Opsa (drawn from memory): Aviel Ya'acov
Photographs: From private sources
Typography: Aryeh Velleman

In 1913 from the cover of the brochure of Braslaw Aid Society
with the names of the members of the Society in Yiddish


A meeting of the Society members in Brooklyn

Caption on picture:
“Happy New Year! The 20th Anniversary Banquet of the Braslaw Aid Society.
The banquet took place at the Empire Manor in December of 1931.”

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