Mlynov-Muravica Memorial Book

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Translation of
Sefer Mlynow-Marvits

Editor: J. Sigelman

Published in Haifa 1970


Project Coordinator

Howard Schwartz, PhD


Our sincere appreciation to the Mlynov Family Descendants group for helping to fund the translations.

The Yiddish translations were funded by a number of Mlynov family descendants. See:

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This is a translation of: Sefer Mlynow-Marvits (Mlynov-Muravica memorial book),
Editor: J. Sigelman, Former Residents of Mlynov-Muravica in Israel, Published: Haifa 1970 (H,Y 511 pages)

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

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There Were Two Shtetlekh [towns]
Memorial to the Towns of Mlynov-Mervits [H] The Editors 7
The Shtetlekh Mlynov–Muravica: A Memorial 8
A paragraph from Slownik Geograficzny, 1885, Warsaw [Polish Encyclopedia] 10
Mlynov and Mervits in Past Centuries [H] 11
“The Mill” [H] Lipa Halperin 13
Mlynov–A Kehilla for Mlynov and its Surrounding Shtetlekh Sonia and Mendel Teitelman 16
“The Cologia” [The Swamp] [H] Aaron (Berger) Harari 25
A Wedding in Mlynov Sylvia Barditch-Goldberg 27
“My Hill” Moshe Teitelman (later Moshe Tamari) 30
The Tree That Resembled a Menorah on the Way from Mervits to Mlynov A. [Eliyahu] Gelman 31
In the presence of Yitzhak Lamdan in Mlynov [H] Moshe Tamari 32
The Massive Disaster (Shoah) Asher Teitelman, Haifa 38
Kehilla Mlynov-Mervits: Eradicated Sonia and Mendel Teitelman 42
Our Small Town Is No More [H] A [Eliyahu] Gelman, Netanya 44
Prayer for Revenge (a poem) [H] Yitzchak Lamdan 46
Life and Youth
Bear a Melancholy Blessing (a poem) [H] Yitzchak Lamdan 51
The Town of Mlynov [H] Yosef Litvak 53
Mlynov in the Past [H] Moshe Fishman 60
Shtetele Mlynov Yisroel (Sol) Berger 63
There Once Was a Shtetl Mlynov David Fishman 65
Culture, Education, and Social Life in the Small Town [H] Aaron (Berger) Harari 66
The Youth Movement, “The Young Guard” (Hashomer Hatzair) Aaron (Berger) Harari 69
Jewish Farmers in Mlynov [H] Aaron (Berger) Harari 75
Visit to Mlynov in 1938 [H] Aaron (Berger) Harari 77
Stoliner Hasidism in Mlynov Sylvia Barditch–Goldberg 80
Selected Poems [H] Yitzhak Lamdan 83
Impressions and Memories Moshe Iskiewicz (Isakovich) 88
People in a Shtetl Sonia and Mendel Teitelman (“SMT”) 90
Different Times in the Shtetl S.M.T. 99
Sources of Our Existence S.M.T. 102
Community Buildings in Mervits Sonia and Mendel Teitelman (“SMT”) 108
Song Alef Katz 112
This Is How We Lived
An Old Portrait Aleph Katz 115
Self-defense in Mlyniv [H] Shmuel Mandelkern 116
My dove [H] Dr. Shlomo Mandelkern 146
In Pain from the First World War Helen Lederer 147
A Good Deed (Mitzvah) Boruch Meren 149
I was a young boy… [H] Lipa Halperin 153
Our Former Way of Life in Mlynov G. Goldberg 156
Life in the Synagogue [H] Aharon Harari 159
Days of Celebration in the Shtetl Sonia and Mendel Teitelman 161
Joys And Sorrows In Mervits S. M. T. 167
Baking Matzas S.M.T. 181
Recruited to the army [H] Aharon Harari 186
An Event in the Shtetl Boruch Meren 188
Bread and Wood Sonia and Mendel Teitelman 195
A True Event in Mlynov from 96 Years Ago Shirley Jacobs 196
In the Shtetl David Fishman 198
Khaykl Shnayder's Gramophone Boruch Meren 199
A young boy writes to his brother in Eretz Israel [H] Avraham Halperin 202
Poem Dr. Shlomo Mandelkern 204
People and Landscapes
To my town [H] Eliahu Gelman 207
Yakov-Yosi goes to Eretz Israel [H] Shmuel Mandelkern 208
The First Aliyah from the Shtetl Boruch Meren 220
My Hometown Mlynov Yankev Holtzeker 226
Poor Lives Sonia and Mendel Teitelman 229
Two of them [H] Eliahu Gelman 241
Portraits [H] Josef Litvak 242
The Goldsekers Boruch Meren 245
Reb Noyekh-Moyshe B. M. 246
Home and youth-movement in Mlyniv [H] Yafa Dayaggi 247
Poems Sunny Veiner 251
Those at Home and Nearby
My Father Ben-Tzion z”l Boruch Meren 255
Small Shtetls, Large Families Mendel and Sonia Teitelman 256
Reb Avraham-Shlomo Teitelman [H] Eliahu Gelman 259
Memories from home [H] Josef Gonen 261
The house that was lost [H] Bat-Sheva Ben-Eliahu (Ribatz) 263
Visiting My Grandparents Sylvia Barditch-Goldberg 266
The Treasure That Ran Out Boruch Meren 272
Chana Klapetch - a Mlyniv tragedy [H] Reuven Raberman 277
A Mlyniver Page 280
Destruction and Death
The Mlyniv Community at the start of the Soviet occupation [H] Y. Litvak 283
The Holocaust - a collective testimony of Yehudit Mandelkern (Rudolf), Fania (Mandelkern) Bernstein, David Bernstein [H] 287
Mlyniv after its liberation by the Soviet Army [H] Fania (Mandelkern) Bernstein 310
In the Depths of Hell Nokhum Teitelman 314
Tragic Tales Mendel and Sonia Teitelman 325
The separation from home [H] Yechiel Scherman 344
I Wandered Hungry and in Pain Liza Berger 347
Regrets Aleph Katz 351
Holocaust Shaulik Halpern 352
What My Family Endured Icek Kozak 354
The Terror Of Annihilation Mendel (Anshel's) Steinberg 358
Where Do We Go? Miriam Barber (Blinder) 370
A Child in the Storm Basye Kaptshik (Blinder) 374
In Those Times Rokhl Teitelman 380
In Fear and Pain Leah Weiner-Lichter 382
Death of the Sakaliker Refugees Frida Kuperberg 384
During the Holocaust [H] Gedalia Lahav 386
Wandering in Great Misfortune Bunya Opstein 387
In Memory and Sorrow
In Memory and Sorrow Sonia and Mendel Teitelman 405
At Yad Vashem N.D. Karman 405
A memorial candle [H] Yochanan Wiener 406
Now [H] Yitzhak Lamdan 407
My Book of Lamentations Yitzhak Mohl 408
A Family Perished Y. Mohl 410
The Litvak home [H] Josef Litvak 413
A memorial candle [H] Y. L. 414
The Sherman-Gulisk Families [H] Yehiel Sherman 415
My Ester and Nachman, of blessed memory Mendel Teitelman 416
In Memory [H] Rachel Giv'on 418
My family [H] Chaia Moses (Fischer) 418
In Memory of my beloved ones [H] Holzhacker Bila 420
In Memory [H] Bella Halevi (nee Fischer) 422
In Memory of a family [H] Miriam Fischer 423
In Memory of ten Jews in Permilowka [H] Tova Wahrman 425
A Ballad of a Tree Dvora Mohl-Yarnicki 427
List of the Mlyniv martyrs 431
List of the Muravitsa martyrs 441
List of the Sokoliki martyrs 445
Martyrs of the neighboring villages 446
Names of our town's residents who passed away in Israel 447
The fallen soldiers 447
Nazi murders in the Wolhyn region Sara Schichman-Vinokur 449
Photographs of our martyrs 453
Writers and Poets 485
Over the Ocean [H] 495

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