Memorial book of
Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity

(Brzesko, Poland)

49°58' / 20°37'

Translation of
Sefer yizkor shel kehilat Briegel-Brzesko ve-ha-seviva

Edited by: Hayim Teller, Liber Brenner

Published in Ramat-Gan, Israel 1980


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Deborah H. Long

 

This is a translation from: Sefer yizkor shel kehilat Briegel-Brzesko ve-ha-seviva;
(Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity), ed. Hayim Teller, Liber Brenner
Ramat-Gan, Israel 1980 (H, Y, 267 pages)


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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner

1 In place of Preface to the Yizkor Book of the Briegel community (H)  
2 In place of Preface to the Yizkor Book of the Briegel community (Y)  
 
  The Jewish Shtetl Briegel
3 The shtetl (H) Teller Chaim  
4 In memory of the community in Briegel (Y) Mendel Moses  
5 Events in the shtetl (H) Refael Perlman (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
6 The years of my youth in town (H) Zvi Dorf (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
7 The shtetl Shtchorova (in Yiddish Stzirbe) (H) I. L. Kempf (edited by Ch.B.)  
8 Brzeska Briegel Dr. Avraham Khomet  
9 The shtetl Briegel (Y) Bunim Flantzer (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
10 Memories from the shtetl (H) Gad Buchman (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
11 The elected Mayor of the town (Y) I. Shnur  
12 The Jews-opressor in the town Grilev M. D. Brandstaedter  
 
  Movements and Organizations in Briegel
13 Zionist youth movements in Briegel 1923-1930 (H) Yosef Hoenig  
14 The Hebrew Youth Association “Akiva” in Briegel (H) Teller Chaim  
15 BEITAR in Briegel (Y) Daniel Keiner (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
16 Po'alei Zion Left in Briegel (H) Elisha Sternlicht z”l (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
17 The sports club Jordan in Briegel (Y) Moshe Dorf (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
18 The “Akiva” branch in Briegel (H) Mina Treiber (Teller) (edited by Ch.B.)  
19 Po'alei Agudat Israel in Briegel (H) David Plank (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
20 Beit Ha'am (Dom Lubovy) (H) Shimon Einhorn (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
21 On Hassidism in Briegel (H) Mendel Moses  
22 Memories from the Hashomer Hatza'ir in Briegel (H) Rachel Hammer (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
 
  The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Briegel
23 Recognize the shirt that was soaked in blood and fire (Y) Shimon Kleinberg (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
24 From Briegel to Archangelsk (Y) Yosef Schieffer (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
25 Impressions from those days (H) Sabina Schmukler (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
26 This is how I saved my life (Y) Yitzhak Teedor (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
27 The first Jew shot in town (H) Moshe Lichtbraun (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
28 The liquidation of the Briegel Ghetto (Y) Lea & Michael Schuksinger (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
29 A drop of the sea of afflictions that I experienced (H) Zvi Gottselig (written and edited by Ch.B.)  
30 The Briegel miserable and wretched (Y) Chaim Briegler  
31 Last hours in the Briegel ghetto (H) I. L. Blaugrund Kacholi  
32 From Briegel to Briegel and then to Israel (H) Zvi Leffelholf  
33 Woe to the evil one! Yakov Sika  
 
  Heroes of the Jewish Community in Briegel
34 Mala Hartman Tzimetbaum (H) Co-ordunator of the book  
35 The act of Mala Hartman Tzimetbaum (H) Giza Weissblum  
36 From the book “The Auschwitz Scroll” Ch. 10 - The story of Mala Hartman Tzimetbaum (Y) Ber Mark  
37 Pinchas Braun z”l about his wife Miriam Braun (H) Written and edited by Ch.B.  
38 Katalik Edek and the Jewish Mala (or: a love for life and death) (Y)  
39 The merry and the “Yatzkes” (Y)  
 
  Poems
40 Remember The teacher Yakov Sika  
41 God of Vengeance Mendel Moses  
42 My Father in Heaven The teacher Yakov Sika  
43 Jews! The shtetl Briegel in the mirror (Y): Number 1 Chaim Briegler  
44 Jewesses of the shtetl Briegel in the mirror (Y): Number 2 Chaim Briegler  
45 Young people of the shtetl Briegel in the mirror (Y): Number 3 Chaim Briegler  
46 Children of the shtetl Briegel in the mirror (Y): Number 4 Chaim Briegler  
47 The shtetl in the large mirror (Y): Number 5 Chaim Briegler  
48 The day when the House of Israel was mourning (H) The teacher Yakov Sika  
49 Our Jewish Shtetl does not exist any more (Y) Chaim Briegler  
50 A Prayer from the Valley of Death (H) The teacher Yakov Sika  
51 Briegel is Calling You! (Y) Chaim Briegler  
 
  Figures in Town
52 The name and the profession (Y) Yosef Kornhauser: Written and edited by Ch.B.  
53 Born in Briegel (Y) Rivka Schechter Schulerer. Written and edited by Ch.B.  
54 R'Menashele Dayan's street (H) Tuvya Mingelgreen. Written and edited by Ch.B.  
55 Briegel types (appeared in the Jewish “Wochenblatt” in Tarnow) (Y) Yakov Faust  
56 “The Brandstetters” in Briegel (H) Miriam Strunger (Brandstetter) Written and edited by Ch.B.  
57 My life in town (H) In memory of M. G.  
58 Yehoshua Westreich z”l (H) As told by his wife. Written and edited by Ch.B.  
 
  Memorial Collection from the Press about the Community
Articles from “the Yiddish Wochenblatt” in Tarnow
 
59 The struggle over the Community Committee in Briegel (H)  
60 A confession of a Briegel Hasid with a question mark (Y)  
61 The Hevra Kadisha in Briegel (Y)  
62 The “Patent” Hasidim in Briegel (Y)  
63 The Briegel dreamer (Y)  
64 “Zion, will you ask” (Yehuda Halevi)  
65 To the election public in Briegel (Y)  
66 Under the mantle of religion… (Y)  
 
67 Appendices to the Book, Questionnaire A
68 The only document about Briegel that I found in the National Library  
69 A letter from I. B. Burgnicht 15.1.1978  
70 From the speech at the Memorial Ceremony in Ramat Gan  

 


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