Frontispiece 
Y. Alperovits 
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10 
From the Organization 

H 
12 

Chapters of the Past 

Gordz  from “The Jews of Lithuania” 

H 
17 
Gorzd – A Shtetl in Lithuania 
Chaim Shoys 
Y 
19 
On the History of Jews in Lithuania 
Dr. Hershl Meyer 
Y 
34 
Some Characteristics of Lithuanian Jewry 
Dr. Hershl Meyer 
Y 
41 
Some Memories of our Gordz Home and Town 
Dr. Hershl Meyer 
Y 
45 
My Town Gordz 
Avraham Orenshteyn 
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68 
My Shtetl Gordz 
Avraham Orenshteyn 
Y 
73 
A Bit of History 
Slava Aronovits 
Y 
81 
Gordz 
Yitzkhok Gudman 
Y 
86 

Gordz as She Lives in our Memory 

Memories of Gordz 
Yehudis Leshem 
Y 
91 
This is how I parted from my home 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
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98 
The Dream Came True and I Arrived in the Land of Israel 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
H 
100 
Father and mother's home that once was 
Avraham Orenshteyn 
H 
101 
Gordz Cultural Institutions 
Rashel Oysher 
Y 
104 
How Can I Forget 
Yudika 
Y 
115 
Jewish Social and Religious Life in Gordz 
Arye Frak 
Y 
117 
Memories of My Town Gordz 
Ita ArmanKamil 
H 
128 
In Memory of Gordz 
Sheva bas Meyer Aronovits 
Y 
142 
And You Ask 
Ela Zilberg 
Y 
145 
Gordz My Town 
Khayim Man (Florida) 
Y 
146 
I Once Had a Home 
Orenshteyn Avrohom 
Y 
148 
Gordz My Town 
Haya Geles 
H 
153 
I Think of You 
Yudika 
Y 
157 
Memories 
Moshe DroriRupel 

159 
My Town Gordz 
Dobke Duks Blank (Canada) 
Y 
165 
Dreams in Autumn 
Yudika 
Y 
168 
Memories of My Home 
Arye Leyb Dikson (Duksas) 
Y 
173 
Experiences 
Rashel Oysher 
Y 
175 
On the Threshhold of My House 
Yudika 
Y 
177 
Gordz My Town in Lithuania 
Ela Zilberg 
Y 
178 
Documents Recount 

Y 
179 

Rabbis, Authors and Religious Life 

The Gordz Rabbis 

Y 
191 
My Father Rabbi Ya'akov Burshteyn of Blessed Memory 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 
H 
192 
The Yofe Family 
Prof. Yosef Gilis 
H 
194 
R. Moshe Markovitz, the ShoemakerBibliographer 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 
H 
198 
Khayim Shoys  Scholar and Teacher 
Avrohom Menes 
Y 
209 
The Figure Khayim Shoys 
Efrayim Oyerbakh 
Y 
214 
Father as We Remembered Him 
Miriam and Amos Shoys 
Y 
222 
Shoys Leybe 
Shoys Dvoyre 

233 
Yudika the Poetess 
Shoshana Oysher 
Y 
238 
The Synagogue and the Study House 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 
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240 
“A Terrible Happening During the Prayer Service” 
Abba Zussmanovits 
H 
243 
The Study House in the Life of the Community 
Moshe Katz (Kibbutz Ramat Rahel) 
H 
244 
My Shtetele Gordz in Everlasting Memory 
Yehudis Leshem 
Y 
249 

People and Characters 

R. Fayvl Melamed 
Yehudis Leshem 

255 
Gordz Figures 
Dr. Hershl Meyer 
Y 
259 
Yahmaya Memorial 
Moshe Katz (Kibbutz Ramat Rahel) 

263 
Dr. Leyzer Iglshteyn 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 

269 
R. Hirshe Aharon Hertses 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 

269 
R. Aharon Hertz 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 

271 
R. Moshe Korbman 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 

271 
R. Mordechai (Max) Zusman 
Dr. BenTsiyon InberiBurshteyn 

273 
Itse the Chimney Sweep 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
Y 
274 
HogaMira's Itse 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
Y 
275 
The Shoys Family 
Dvoyre Shoys 
Y 
276 
In Memory of My Dear Ones 
Khane AsifMendelson / Basya
MatalonMendelson 
Y 
279 
Berl Akerman 
Aryeh Frok 

282 
R. Yitzhak Katzin 
Rut Kark (of the Katzin family) 

283 
The Zilberg Family 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
Y 
285 
R. Yankl Glik 
Yitzhak Glik 
Y 
286 
R. Zusia Zussmanovits 
Abba Zussmanovits 
Y 
288 
Grandmother Tsivya Katzin 
Shoshana and Dina (from the Maggid Family) 
H 
288 
Shmuel Ya'akov and Zise Platus 
Chasya ShifPlatus 
H 
291 
Memorial Tablet 
Hana AsifMendelson / Batya MatalonMendelson 
H 
293 
Gordz in Rhymes 
BenTsiyon Gloyn 
Y 
297 
Shlomo Milner 
Aryeh Frok 

299 
Nachum Manat 
Ida Kamil 

300 
Sarah the Baker 
Yudika 
Y 
302 
The Song of the Murdered Jewish People 
Yitzkhok Katsenelson 
Y 
309 
In Memory of My Town Gordz which was Destroyed in the Holocaust 
Rivka NavehKatz 
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313 
On the Entry of the Nazis into Gordz 

H 
318 
Who Erased My Town from the Map 

Y 
323 
The Destruction of Our Town Gordz 
Rashel Oysher 
Y 
325 
Softly, Softly Lets be Silent 
Sh. Katsherginsky 
Y 
332 
The Bloody Roads 
Eliyohu Akerman 
Y 
334 
Our Town is Burning 
Mordekhai Gebirtig 
H 
339 
Our Town is Burning 
Mordkhe Gebirtig 
Y 
340 
A Letter from Leyb Shoys 
Yeshayahu Zandberg 
Y 
342 
Remember 


347 
A Memorial to my Town Gordz 
Yudika 
Y 
348 
I Light the Candles for You 
Yudika 
Y 
349 
List of the Residents of Gordz who were
killed in the
Kovno Ghetto and in Concentration Camps 

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351 
The Gordz Jewish Youth who Fought in the Lines of the Lithuanian Division 

Y 
352 
A Great Day for the Survivors of Gordz 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
H 
353 
Of the Works of the Emigrants of Gordz in Israel 

H 
355 
A Great Day for the Survivors of Gordz 
Rivka Naveh (Katz) 
Y 
359 
List of Names 

Y 
413 

English Section 

Preface 
Yitzhak Alperowitz 
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3 
From the Gorzd Townspeople Association 
Committee of the Gorzd Townspeople in Israel 
E 
5 
Some Reminiscences 
Dr. Hershel Meyer 
E 
9 
Lithuanian Jewry and its Extermination 
Dr. Hershel Meyer 
E 
33 
Memories of Gorzd 
Yehudit Leshem 
E 
41 
Dr. George (Hirsh) Oxman 
Yehudit Leshem 
E 
46 
Gorzd 
Rivka Naveh 
E 
47 
Personalities 
Rivka Naveh 
E 
49 
Once I Had a Home… 
Avraham Arenstein 
E 
54 
Gorzd 
Ruth Kaplan Smith 
E 
57 
My Shtetl Gorzd 
Haim Mann 
E 
62 
Shloshim for Max Sussman 
G.M. Cohen 
E 
64 
The Impact of Gorzd 
Carmela (Furman) Katz 
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72 
On the Invasion of Gorzd and the Massacre of its Jews 

E 
75 