How I Remember
My Home Town Pokshyvnitza
(Koprzywnica, Poland)

50°35' / 21°35'

Translation of
Vi ikh mein shtetele Pokshyvnitza

Edited by Samuel Kozinsky





Our sincere appreciation to Adam Jacobowitz who has kindly donated
this manuscript by his great Uncle Schmiel/Samuel Kozinsky

This is a translation from: Vi ikh mein shtetele Pokshyvnitza
(How I remember my home town Pokshyvnitza),
ed. Samuel Kozinsky, Unpublished

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Pokshyvnitza at the end of the 19th century 1
The epidemic in the shtetl 5
The great fire 7
When the festive days of Yom Tov arrived 9
The Rebbe Kuzmir 18
Who should welcome Moshiach? 22
When the ark was built 26
The demons who knocked on Abbeleh's roof 28
Melamed Moshe Tanchen 32
Two weddings in the shtetl 36
When my brother pawned the “Jewish G-d” 43
Types, characters, incidents 47
How should rabbinical grandchildren be supported? 50
When Yossl Pandrik was born 52
Reb Chaim Meir, Nota Yossl's, and others 53
When emigration began 56
Hershel Shuster's basement 57
When rows of great controversy came 58
I return home 61
Relief activity by the landsleit 64
After the Second World War 67
Our trip to Poland 73


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