Memorial Book of Mizocz
(Mizoch, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Mizocz; sefer zikaron

Editor: A. Ben-Oni

Published in Tel Aviv 1961





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Denver Jewish Day School


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The University of Texas at Austin


This is a translation of: Mizocz; sefer zikaron (Memorial book of Mizocz),
Editor: A. Ben-Oni, Former Residents of Mizocz in Israel, Published: Tel Aviv 1961 (H 317 pages)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Mizocz

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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner


Foreword to the English and Ukrainian-language Translations  
Preface # 3
Mizoch – its Life and its Annihilation * Asher Gilberg 5
The Holocaust Period
How I Was Saved from Death in Mizoch * Max Weltfreint 29
In the Ghetto, in Forced Labor, and in the Forest * Nahum Kopit 33
The Forest Girl * Kayla Goldberg–Tzizin 54
Memories of a Partisan + Yankev Mendiuk 60
The Judenrat in Mizoch Had a High Moral Standard, But… * Yehuda Broinshtein 90
Bits of Memories from the Holocaust Period * Miriam Kashuk-Szprync 95
The Horrible Days # Ida Eisengart-Pliter 98
The Struggle for Life # Yona Oliker 104
Dovid Flitter Tells His Story + 111
Dreams are Not False Omens # Baruch Flitter 123
Father Saved My Mother from Death with a Speech # Asiya Braz 129
The Partisan Izya Wasserman ^ A. Ben-Oni 136
The Zionist Organization
Memories from Hashomer Hale'umi (Zionist Youth) in Mizoch # Lisa Nemirover 146
Gordonia # Reuven Melamed 149
The “Gordonia” in Mizoch # Yosef Ben Gedalyahu 152
The Gordonia Movement in Mizoch # Moshe Feldman 160
The Beitar Movement and the Youth in Mizoch # Moshe Perlock 163
The Mute Beitar Member # Asher Ben-Oni 171
Teaching and Education in Mizoch during Polish Rule # Moshe Feldman 173
Toward the History of the Revisionist Movement in Mizoch # Arbi 175
Memories and Impressions
The 17th of September 1939 # B. Asher 179
A Family in Mizoch # Sara Shoham-Fleisch 184
Mizoch – the Place of My Happiness # Soniya Polchik 186
Mizoch– A Town Where Guests Were Always Welcome # Sarah Bieber-Golick 187
Impressions, Memories and Evaluations # Reuven Melamed 189
Derman, the Village # W. Sudgalter 193
Life and Folklore # Mordechai Scheinfeld 195
Pages from My Diary * # Isaac Braz 203
How I Made Aliya # Noah Stein 221
A Lieutenant General -- a Champion Collector ^ + Asher Ben-Oni 224
Thoughts about the Holocaust Era # Moshe Perliuk 229
The Last Jew of Mizoch Has Arrived in Israel # David Dratba 233
Impressions and Memories of My Childhood in Mizoch # Adah Fishfeder-Teichner 234
Figures, People, and Personalities
This is a Memorial * 238
Memorial for Mizoch (A Poem) * Yoseph Koppelman 239
The Holy Rabeinu Natan Netta Lerner, May God Avenge his Blood * 240
The Teacher David Koppelman of Blessed Memory * Reuven Melamed 241
Shmuel Gentzberg of Blessed Memory * 245
Shlomo Kopelman of Blessed Memory * 245
Reb Yitzhak Berez * 246
Reb Yechiel the Butcher of Blessed Memory * A”BA 247
The Grandmother Leah Reznick * Chaya 249
Yitzhak Port * Chaya Reznick (Altman) 251
My Father's House * Rachel (Ilka) Brisker-Nemirover 252
The Wound that Will Never Heal * Liza Nemirover-Shtelong 253
In Memory of my Parents * Asher 255
Reb Yitzaak Pliter and his wife Esther * Baruch Pliter and Zev Gilberg 257
Baruch Pliter * Baruch 258
Itzchak Shochet the Teacher * Arbi 259
Siyuma (Sammy) Olicker * Ben 260
Reb Yeshayahu Mayer Kotel of blessed memory # Chaya Goldman–Kotel 261
In Remembrance of the Shvarzman Family # Eliezer Shvarzman 262
In Remembrance of the Tentzer Family # Braindel Shvarzman-Tentzer 262
Kaddish (Flitner-Shvarzgorn) # Baruch, son of Zalman and Leah Fliter 263
My Father R. Shmuel Eizengart, May God Avenge his Blood # Ida 264
An Eternal Flame in Memory of the Progeny of Chone the Rabbi of Mizoch # Shmuel Mandelkorn 266
Golda Moshe-Hayyim Yossis (z”l) # Reuben 267
Berko Iosilevich Street # Chaya Murak 268
Acknowledging the Feldman Family # Moshe Feldman 269
A Soul in the Breizman Family, May God Avenge His Blood # Sarah Biber-Lukick 269
Without Graves… # Moshe Perliuk 271
Our Mother Sarah Goldberg (née Truchler) # Kayla and Mordechai 272
Leiber, Golob, Sudobitzky and Sizak #   273
In Remembrance of Our Little House that was Destroyed # Nachum Zeev bar Yerachmiel Kopit 275
In Remembrance of My Brother Yosef Wolfman, z”l # his sister, Tova 276
On the Grave of Our Friends Michael Nemirover and David Genzberg # Yosef Carni and Yacov Gelman 277
My Parents, Yitzchak and Rivka Yasin # Esther 278
In Remembrance of the Family of Eliahu Olicker # Yona 278
Additional Family Photographs #   279
List of Martyrs from the Mizoch Ghetto   294
List of people from Derman', who were annihilated in the Mizoch Ghetto in 1942   315
List of Photographs
* Translated by Hebrew language students, George Washington University
+ Translated by Yiddish language students, University of Texas at Austin
#  Translated by Hebrew language students, University of Washington
^  Translated by Hebrew language students, Denver Jewish Day School


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