Memorial Book of the Community of Maków-Mazowiecki
(Maków Mazowiecki, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Maków-Mazowiecki

Edited by: J. Brat

Published in Tel Aviv, 1969



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This is a translation from: Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Maków-Mazowiecki (Memorial book of the community of Maków-Mazowiecki),
Editors: J. Bram, Tel Aviv, the former residents of Maków-Mazowiecki in Israel, 1969 (Hebrew, Yiddish, 505 pages).

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TOC translated by Gloria Berkenstat Freund (Yiddish) and by Sara Mages (Hebrew)

Title Author Language Page
Introduction Yakov M. Skornik H 7
Forward Yitzhak Brat Y 9
The Blood Chronicles Yekhezkel Itzcovitch Y 11
The History of the Memorial Book Mordkhai Ciechanower Y 13
Organization of Former Residents of Maków in Israel Yisroel Frankl H 19
Makow (A History of a Decimated Community) Yacov M. Skornik Y 29
Sing! Yitzhak Katznelson Y 99
Maków Before the First World War Rafael–Zvi Baharav H 105
Ways of Life
Once There Was a City Called Makow… Yakov – Khaim Sobel Y 115
The Market Avraham Shilah (Rybak) Y 148
Makow – A Town With Desires Nosn (Natan) Shachar (Montshkovsky) Y 150
My Town Makow Dobeh Gudes Kalina Y 154
From My Town Khone Stolnitz Y 158
A Day in Makow Dr. M. Gur (Kotsiak) Y 162
Memories of My Birthplace Makow Eliezer Shakhar (Montshkovsky) Y 170
The Mill Nechama Sela–Lewkowicz H 174
A Street In Makow Mordechai Cywiner Y 176
What Used to be Said About the Makow Synagogue Rabbi Shmuel Hilert Y 181
In the New World
The Jews of Makow in the New World Yakov Khaim Sobel Y 187
Help from Far Off Shanghai M. Z. Y 200
Cultural Activities, Schools, Parties
Schools in Makow – Mazowiecki Ida Beer – Garfinkel Y 205
“The Bund” in Makow Leybl Gogol Y 217
With the Current Ita Pashut (Rushinyak) Y 221
Memories Ester Chasad–Elion (Dumbak) H 225
Death and Heroism
The World's Conscience Was Not Awakened Yekhezkl Itzcovitch Y 229
Beatings, Torture, and Death Meir-Hirsch Ciechanower Y 237
Amongst Human Animals Meir Rubin Y 252
From Death and Destruction Moshe Aba Kamen Y 273
Red Flowers Yehezkiel Itskowicz Y 277
A Bundle of Sad Memories Shmuel Taub Y 283
The Makower Youth in Auschwitz Ida Kac-Beer-Garfinkle, Y 291
Red Flowers Yehezkiel Itskowicz H 305
Along Blood-Drenched Roads Mordechai Ciechanower Y 309
In the Terrifying Years Shloime Raytchik Y 338
Number 81434 A. Eisenberg Y 348
The Holocaust and its Lesson Rafael-Tzvi Baharav H 353
Makow in Ruins Yehezkiel Itskowicz Y 357
A Visit to My Town Moishe Katz Y 362
A Matzevah [Headstone] Tsirl Bejlem (Aczech) Y 365
At the Day of Mourning Rafael-Tzvi Baharav H 367
The Road of Agony From Poland, Russia – Until Israel Ruchl Pomeranec Y 369
I See You, Mother [Poem] Yehezkiel Itskowicz Y 374
A Tombstone for my Town [Poem] Moishe Katz Y 376
Who Has Not Swallowed Tears [Poem]   Y 377
At Dawn [Poem]   Y 378
Only your gaze remains [Poem] Shmuel Burstein Y 380
Personalities and Images
The Memorial Prayer Kaddish for my Friends Yakov Khaim Sobol Y 383
Makow in Heaven… Rabbi Ben – Zion Rozental Y 388
My Makover Grandfathers Yehuda Rosenthal Y 403
The Jews of Makow Yakov Khaim Sobol Y 408
Eulogy for the late R' Avraham Yosef Rosenthal Nahum Sokolow H 413
The activities of the Zionists in the city in the years 1917-1918 “Ha-Tsfira” weekly H 415
The History of the Rabbinate in Maków until 1881 Moshe Zinovitz H 419
Kahan (Yechiel) Michaeli Y.M.S. H 421
Ben–Zion Chilinovitch, May God Avenge his Death Y.M.S. Y 423
A Road full of obstacles and hardship Y.M.S. H 424
Words of Mourning and Condolences for the Passing of Rabbi R' Mordechai Finkel Of Blessed Memory Y.M.S. H 426
From the activities of “Keren Hayesod” in the City Y.M.S. H 426
The Writer Elazar [Leyzer]– Dovid Finkel of blessed memory Yacov M. Skornik H 427
The Late Rabbi Efraim Fishel Nyman – The rabbi of Maków People in New York   H 429
Khil [Chil] Aronson, of Blessed Memory Melekh Ravitch Y 431
The Kotzker Rabbi Asks a Klezmer from Makow to Play at Jewish Weddings Dr Yehuda Rosenthal Y 433
Dr. Yehuda Rosenthal I. M. Skornik H 434
Berko (Dov Hendel of Blessed Memory) Dr Menachem Gur–Kotziak Y 436
Yisroel Pomeranc, May his Memory be Blessed The Committee H 439
Second Lieutenant Rani Weisberg May his Memory Blessed The Committee H 441
The Late Rabbi Reb Pinkhas Ingergman Rabbi Moshe Halevi Shulman H 442
The late Mindl Frydman–Rajczyk Yehuda Erez H 444
The late Mindl Frydman–Rajczyk Yehuda Erez Y 446
Shoshanna, May Her Memory Be a Blessing Israel Frankel H 449
A Beloved Soul and an Enterprising Image David Buchner H 451
Reb Eliezer – Dov Son of Reb Pinkhas Yehuda Rozenman H 453
Lines to the image of our father Nekhama Sela–Lewkowicz
Yakov Lewkowicz
H 455
Our Home Nekhama Sela–Lewkowicz
Yakov Lewkowicz
H 458
Light in the Night A Student Y 459
Memories of My Father's House Chaya–Gitl Prezberg H 463
To Ben–Zion Hendel's Memory David Bukhner H 467
A visit to the hometown Makow Max Pianka. Ph.D. E 468
Remembrance   H 473
List of Martyrs   H 475
List of the Pictures and their Content   H 510
List of the Pictures and their Content   Y 513

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