Piesk and Most, a Memorial Book

Piesk (Peski and Piaski)
53°21' / 24°38'

Most (Masty)
53°25' / 24°32'

Translation of Pyesk ve-Most; sefer yizkor

Edited by: Piesk and Most Societies in Israel and the Diaspora

Published: Tel Aviv, 1975



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This is a translation of: Piesk V'Most; sefer yizkor (Piesk and Most, a memorial book),
Piesk and Most Societies in Israel and the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, 1975 (726 pages, Hebrew, Yiddish, English).

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[Hebrew 6]

Yizkor Contributors and Officers of the

Organization of Piesk and Most Émigrés

Yehuda Borovsky, Chana Dikter, Meri Bendor, Zalman Kaplan, David Reitbord, Ekhezkal Lisovsky, Tzipora Galnitz, Yehuda Rozinsky, Reuben Brezili, Moshe Shakuri, Eizer Shebach, Sara Dobensky, Tenakhum Kaplan, Sarah Karmi, Itzak Brodzinsky Archive, Shmuel David Levin Archive, Chaim Rozinsky (Argentina), Abraham Valak (Argentina)

Book: Yehuda Borovsky, Chana Dikter, Moshe Shakuri, Zalman Kaplan, Yehuda Rozinsky,

In Israel: Tzipora Galnitz, Meri Bendor

In Argentina: Hinda Veiner, Chaim Rozinsky, Abraham Valak, Boruk Borovsky

Archive: Shmuel-David Levin (New York), Chaim Shebach (Boston)


Untranslated words are in italics.

English Portion

7 Forward by Abraham Emikem
17 My Grandfather from Piesk
19 History of Two Cities by Yehuda Borovosky
76 The Hidden Light of the People of the Little Town of Piesk by Chana Dikter
(see p. 452 for Yiddish Version and also English Section)
82 Yeira of Khol
85 Educational Activity and Tarbut of Piesk by Yekhezkal Lisovsky
92 Gemilut Hassidim by Naftali ben Israel Kaplan
94 Images of Organizers of Youth and Instruction by Moshe Shakuri (Zlotnitzky)
97 Of Piesk in Israel by Yekhezkal Lisovsky
99 Memories of Chalutz Hetzeir of Piesk by Meri Tzin Bendor (Bendormaker)
100 The Life of the Branch of Uhetzia Training by Sara Kaplan
101 The Beteir Movement by Zalman Kaplan
102 Founding of Chalutz and Beteir in Piesk by Moshe Shakuri
104 The Hetzeir Organization of Piesk by Miriam Bendormaker
105 Meir Kaplan of Most by Itzak Yelin
106 Training of Shedlitza and Zaludok by Sara Karmi
106 Training of the Lutzk Group by Khonon Shebach
107 Training of Baranowitz by Aviva Kaplan
108 Training by Mendel Finkelshtein
109 Visit to Joint Center: Chalutz Hetzeir by Moshe Shakuri
110 Eirti
111 Start of Organizations in Piesk by Natan Shebach

Section: Memorials

115 Alone (poetry) by Miriam Toirshtein (Plekowitz)
116 Memories of the Oarsmen by Yehuda Rozansky
118 Children of Piesk by Pelta Igel (Penina Abstikhi)
119 Memories by Menachum-Mendel Finkelshtein
120 Memories of Broad Zaretz (note: a section of Piesk) by Sara Karmi (Shebrowsky)
121 Village Visit by Rachel Enkor
122 Eirti Piesk
126 Memories from Tkupft hakibush hagdmni b'mlkhmut-haeulim ga harashuna
127 herb hakhron bbit huri by Devora Shvakhdovorsky-Yeshinsky
128 Eirtnu Piesk by Sara Kaplan
131 Memorial: The Late Shmeyahu ORSHOVSKY by Meri Tzin Bendor (Bendormaker)
132 Memory of the late Gershon PEKOVITZ by Meri Tzin Bendor (Bendormaker)
133 Memory of Social Etel, daughter of Chaya-Edes and Boruk BOROVSKY by Meri Tzin Bendor (Bendormaker)
134 Malka the Seamstress by Chaim-Leib Lamudni
135 Memories of Brother, the Late Zeidel by Tzipora Galnitz
136 Memory of the Late Chana Pogrim (Lev) by Zanvil Pomgrin
138 Kalman – Simple, Honest, and Popular by Tzipora Galnitz
139 Memory of the Late Teddy Boyarsky by Yehuda Boyarsky
140 Memory of the Late R' Zelig by Miriam Pekovitz (Toyrshtein)
141 Zalman Goldberg by Chana Dikter
143 __ wife, the late Freda Yehudi by Yehuda Yehudi
145 The Late Avigdor Dikowsky by Chana Dikhowsky
146 My Late Sister Sarah'la by Chana Dikter
148 Jewish Memories by Sara Karmi (Srbowsky)
149 National Emigration by Tzipora Galnitz
150 The Dybok [or the obsession] by Chaim Shebach (Buenos Aires)
153 Memory of the Family of Leiba (Aryeh) and Chaya Zelda Borovsky by I. Borovsky
155 Memory of a Large and Numerous Family by Moshe Shakuri (Zltnitzky)
158 Family by Freda Shaprio-Rozantzveig
159 Memory of Himim and Horrors of Households by Miriam Proshbitzky Boruch
161 Memories by Rabbi Yehoshua Egel
163 Memories of My Father's House by Teiba Domanshitzky
165 Sister Leisure – Time _______ Sister Khesya by Meri Tzin Bendor (Bendormaker)
168 Memories of Family by Shoshana Alperowitz (Glembotzky)
169 Freda Mami by Yaffa Kaplan, wife of Tenachum Kaplan
171 Huri Household by Chava Lamudni
173 Abraham Orshevsky and Family by Chana Orshevsky-Kinel
174 Memories of Family from Piesk by Sara and Rachel, daughters of Bunia Vinokur
176 Kuim of the Late Yoel Godes by Ida Godes
177 R' Shlomo Orhaftig of Piesk by Sholom Orhaftig
178 Bet Dreizl Partisans
181 Memories by David and Devora Reitbord
184 Family History by Aviva Kaplan
186 House of My Father by Sara Shapira
187 Conflagration of Piesk Yeirtnu by Miriam Palkovitz (Morshtein)
188 House Huri by Chaim Pshinsky
190 _____ of Father Shraga-Feivel by Chaya Borovsky
193 History Khei by Yehuda Rozinsky
195 Father the Teacher (Note: Shivovsky) by Sara Epshtein
196 House of the Family Prosbitzky by Chana Felsher, Zahava Goldberg and Miriam Brom
198 The Bright Sons of Father, The Late A. Sh. Amiel by Sadya Amiel and Yakob Ufruf
203 History Chai by Shmuel Z'ukowsky

The Holocaust and Heroism

207 The Holocaust by Leib Israel
211 Hazmnim hareim by Shimon Orshovsky
221 Nduri b'tkuft the Holocaust
223 Life of Suffering and Torment by Meir Rakkhin
238 Gli-ed Lakidusha eirutni Piesk and Most
247 Memory of Abram Shebach by Yehuda Borovsky
247 The Late Mordechai Grodovsky
248 The Late Shimon Lonsky
248 The Late Yoel Godes
249: The Late Shraga-Feivl Godes
250 The Late Shraga Borovsky
250 The Late Shraga Donshvitzky
252 Fate of Haefla by Zvi Lebna
258 Chalutz Hemi, The Late Shraga Borovsky by Chana Dikter
261 Shti Aliyahs by Devora Reidbord
262 Group Wound/Comprehension by Chaim Lev
264 History of Aliyah to Israel by David Reitbord
265 Pain of Adapting to Israel and Activity of Protection by Chana Shela
266 Adjusting to Israel: Defense Activity by Ekhutial Shebach
267 Memories of Beginnings of Life in Israel by Yaffa Shebach
269 Ekhutial Shebach by Chana Dikter
271 Historical Obituary of Zalman Goldberg by Tenachum Kaplan
272 Memory of Freda Yehudi, daughter of Rabbi Kviat by Yehkhezkal Lisovsky
274 Memory of the Life of the Figure, The Late Chaya Borovsky by Yehuda Borovsky
300 Bmlau Thirty Stalks of Grain, The Late Chaya Borovsky by Yehuda Rozansky
301 The Sisters Association, Khaya, 30 Days by Meri Bendor
302 To the Memory of the Late Chaya Borovsky by Yehuda Borovsky

Yiddish Section begins

343-386 Grodno District [see Hebrew and English sections]
386 To the Life of the Late Rabbi Mordechai Amiel
386 Memories of the Talmud Torah
387 The Talmud Torah
388 The Zeiden House
388 Bet Sba Moshe Borovsky
389 List of the Souls of the Borovsky Family/Their Death in the Holocaust
390 The House of Noach Eizenman
392 List of the Children of the Izenman Family Killed in the Holocaust
392 The Chapter of the Physical Destruction of the Jews of Piesk and Most
393 Peace Talk
395 My Shtetl Mosty by Zlata (Kaplan) Ben Chaim
398 The First Pioneers by Hindy Veiner (Argentina)
399 Muzker--Liturgy for the Commemoration of the Dead by Chaim Shebach (Cambridge, England)

A History with an Attic, A Strategic Plan, The Evil Lust Work, The Catastrophe

404 Memories of my Shtetl Piesk in 1924 by Zipora Galnitz (Haifa)

The Sabbath Afternoon Walk, The First World War, Organization Life, The Economic Situation, Cultural Society Life

407 The Little Shtetl Piesk by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)

The Velderer , Elected Heads of the Community, The Bet-Midrashim

411 The Dam by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
413 Piesk at the End of the First World War by L. Aryeh Lonsky (Canada)

With a Scar from the Time, The First Hebrew School, A Drama Society, Dreams

415 "Still Life in Piesk" by Hindy Benkovich (Veiner)

Jewish Elected Heads of the Community, A Street in Zaretz

417 A Jewish Cow by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
418 Perpetual Israel by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
419 And the Sun Stood Still in the Middle of the Heavens by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
420 Piesk on a Wintry Night by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
422 The Proud Watermen by Chaim Rozansky (Argentina)

Inene Gezetzn, Contact with the Goyim, The Mass Arrest

425 My Ausgerunener Nightmare by Glika Vand Rozansky (Argentina)

The Savage, Evil Decree, Is a Stream of Hurt

427 The Vide [Confession of Sin] of a Socialist Fighter by Devora Reitbord

A Letter-A Confession, Lived His Little Shtetl

430 The First Seder Night Veit of Piesk by Sarah Levin-Glazer (New York)
433 A Spoiled Yom Kippur by Abraham Valak (Argentina)

An Arrest on the Eve of Yom Kippur, Between Hammer and Anvil, To Kol Nidre in the Synagogue, The Sorrowful Gentile, Yom Kippur Signatures, The Last Glimpse

438 The Cultural Activity in our Shtetl by Yekhezkal Lisovsky

The Economic Situation on the Eve of the War, The Establishment of a Zionist Organization in our Shtetl, The Source to Cover the Complaints from the Shul, Balfour Declaration, The Farewell

447 Founding of the Chalutz and Beteir by Moshe Shakuri
449 The Chalutz Hetzeir in Piesk by Miriam Bendormaker
450 The Chalutz Movement in Piesk by Khonon Shebach
451 Creation of the Tarbut School in the Chalutz Movement by Yekhezkel Lisovsky
452 Hidden Light of the People of My Shtetl Piesk by Chana Dikter (p. 76 for Hebrew)
457 The Hebrew School and our Education in Piesk by M. Shakuri
460 Parity by Chana Tzin Dikter
467 The Water Routes of Piesk by Chaim Shebach
468 Pictorial of the Past [poetry] by H. Vand Elegy, The Silk Melody, Nostalgia, Seen in a Shtetl
472 Memories of My Old Home by Leah'chy Levin (America)
474 The Mother from the Alley by Leah'chy Levin
475 The Shebach Dynasty by Eizer Shebach

A Revelation in the Family, My Pilgrimage to Israel

478 Reb Leib Ber [WENDROWSKY] (no author, possibly written by Rabbi Shabtai Egel)

480 The Miracle of the Jewish Doctor by Chaim Rozhansky (Argentina)

Aik Ruf the Doctor, Litevsky's Long Foot

482 Memories of Our Shtetl Piesk by Zeidl Shmuel Danielevich

In Soviet Russia, Back in Poland, Encounter with the Sister

485 The Family Frei by Chana Rozhansky
488 Pesach Eve in Our Little Shtetl by Hindy Benkovich-Veiner
490 The Binkovich Family written by Feigl Binkovich, daughter of Abraham Binkovich By Tzipora Galnitz (Haifa)
492 Yona the Psalm Reader by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
493 Zamky the Meshugener by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
495 My Rabbi Eshkeh by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
496 The Dybok by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
500 Our Shtetl Mother – The Late Chaya-Leah Levin by Itzak Dikter
503 Care for my Father's Tombstone [father: Abraham ben Shlomo] by Hindy Benkovich Veiner
504 The Late Itzak Shebach by Chaim Shebach (Cambridge, England)
506 R' Moshe-Yudl – The Village Tailor by Ozer Shebach (Argentina)
508 The Gravedigger of the Little Shtetl by Chaim Shebach (Argentina)
510 Shtetl Childhood by Shmuel-David Levin (New York)

The Misfortune, On the Poter , Our Uncle, In Traffic from Schedule, Even the Military Years, My Voyage to Father

515 The Good Advice of my Father by Chaim Lev (Boston)
518 The Wedding in the Hospital
522 To the Memory of Seven Friends by Yehuda Borovsky
522 The Late Meir Borovsky
523 The Late Shimon Lonsky
524 The Late Yoel Godes
525 The Late Shraga-Feivel Godes
526 The Late Shraga Borovsky
527 The Late Shimon Domashevitzky
528 The Form of the Organization and Instructors of the Young Women
530 In Memory of the Family of Leiby (Aryeh) and Chaya-Zelda Borovsky
533 The Fight for an Eight-Hour Workday by Chaim Rozhansky (Argentina)

Cultural Activity, The Student has his Oynsgelozt , Even the Military

535 The Beteir Movement in Mosti by Zalman Kaplan
536 The Late Chaya-Leah Levin by Rabbi Abraham Egel
537 Letter from Moshe-Reuben, Malka, and Zeidl Shebach–November 13, 1936

The Khurban and Gbora

541 With the Partisans by Freda Varshavsky
544 Jewish Partisan by Israel Lev

The Russians are Coming, 22 June 1941, My Wandering Continues, An Encounter with Two Germans, The First "Aktion", My Search for a Hideout, Even Gerodft Jews, Out of The Fresh Graves, In the Forest, The First Arms, Combat with the Germans, Families in the Forest, The Big Oblovy , Anti-Semitism on the Part of the Russian Partisans, General Maier Kapostin, An Army Truly, Back in Piesk, Back in the Sector, Ve a Foter

556 The Fateful Year by Shimon Varshavsky

1939, In Two Captivities, The Short Military, Soviet Order, Refugees in Piesk, 22 June 1941, The First Days with the Germans, The First Partisans, Surrounding the Ghetto, In Volkovysk Prison, Captivity Because of Escape, My Escape, I Procure Jewish Food, My Encounter with Jews in the Forest, Genuine Partisans, Germans Around, An Encounter with Partisans, The Best Comrades Die, The Last Jews in Piesk, My Sworn Revenge, In Piesk after the War, Out of the Cemetery

575 A Trick to Live for Misery and Fear–From a Remnant and Refugee from the Horrific Shoah by Meir Rakhkin

In Military and in War, The Russian Occupation, The German Assault, A Ghetto in Piesk, A Scent of Death, The Chevra-Kedisha, My Wandering in the Forest, Persecution From the Germans, Becoming a Partisan, Alone in the Woods, The Jewish Forest, Again Passed Between Partisans, Arrest via the Russian, Exiled without Kolima , Set as Cook, We were Liberated, Back in Piesk, Thanks to a Russian Family, Arrival in Israel

591  Martyrology-Necrology
  List of photographs

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