Memorial Book to the Holocaust Victims
of the City of Pshaytsh
(Przedecz, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer yizkor le-kedoshei ir Pshaytsh korbanot ha-shoa

Edited by: Moshe Bilavsky et al.

Published in Tel Aviv 1974



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Roberta Paula Books


This is a translation from: Sefer yizkor le-kedoshei ir Pshaytsh korbanot ha-shoa
(Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of Pshaytsh),
Editors: Moshe Bilavsky et al., Tel Aviv, Przedecz Societies in Israel and the Diaspora, 1974 (H, Y, 400 pages).

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

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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner

In Eternal Memory 8
Forward [Hebrew] The Editorial Staff 9
Forward [Yiddish] The Editorial Staff 12
A monument for the fallen Moshe Mokotoff 17
The soldier Zeev Rusk z”l   19
The soldier Eliezer Perlmutter z”l   22
On Three who have fallen Reuven Yemenik 23
The soldier Yakov Berg z”l   25
Staff-Sergeant Ram (Rami) Levin z”l   30
To the Holy Souls of Przedecz Yitzhak Levin 41
Captain Yeshayahu Makovitzki z”l   43
In memory of my family z”l Shaul Makovitzki 50
A picture of the synagogue (drawn from memory)   52
The Last Dance Y. L. L. Shlomi 53
Extermination Camp in Chelmno A testimony 58
The day of the slaughter Reuven Yemenik 64
Chlemno cries out to the Heavens [Y]   67
The Murders in Chelmno – 1944–1945   72
The Last Hours [Y] Y. Y. L. 73
The Eradication of Przedecz Jewry Sela Mandlinger (Goldman) 76
My Memories from the Past [Y] Levy Shveitzer 79
In the Poznan Camps [Y] Levi Shveitzer 89
Events from Pshedets (Przedecz) Davidovitz Yehoshua 97
The Bread of Our Affliction Y. L. L. Shlomi 102
Quiet Courage [Y] Y. L. L 107
Mourning the town that is no more Lea Penini (Semelman) 110
A Collection of Memories [Y] Y. L. L. 113
One Tombstone Remains [Y] Y. L. L. 118
Why? (dedicated to R'Chaim Terner) Y. L. L. 121
Memories of My Father's House Esther (Zemelman) Burg 124
My father Michael Hersch Neumark [Y] Simcha Neumark 127
Memories Yosef Bilevski 129
Memories of My Father's Home Reuven Yamnick 132
A monument [lit: gravestone] to my daughter that I never knew Yitzhak Levin 137
Hinda Yitzhak Levin 138
One of many [Y] Y. L. L. Shlomi 140
I am not an exception [Y] Yitzhak Levin 142
My Family, of Beloved Memory Moshe Belevsky 149
Testimony to My Family, Who Were Here, But Have Since Gone Moshe Mokotov 152
Father's House Leah Zemelman Pnini 159
My family z”l Fishel Goldman 162
Rukhele the Dairywoman Y. L. L. 164
Moishe Yakhimovitch of blessed memory   167
Reb Itche Kovalsky “The Shammesh” Moishe Bilbasky 171
Rabbi Zemelman – The Person and the Personality A. Talmid 177
The Kadisg Rav Y. Y. Frenkel 185
Testimony of Hilel Seidman   191
On the Grave of My People   194
Tushya Yakhimovitch Calls for Revenge [Y] Y.L.L Shlomi 198
Memories from the Days of the Holocaust Reuven Yemenik 202
Shabbat in town Moshe Bilevski 206
The trial in the Synagogue Street [Y] Yitzhak Ben Shalom 209
My town Przedecz [Y] Reuven Yemenik 213
The Monument [Y] Y. L. L. 216
The Establishment of Tzirey Mizrachi (The Young Mizrachi) Moshe Bilevski 222
The “Interest-Free-Loan” fund A. Psheitcher 225
“Visiting-the Sick” association, headed by Itche Weiden M. Bilevski 227
The Ludovy Bank A. Pshaytsher 230
The town Przedecz [Y] Reuven Yemenik 231
Yizkor   245
Necrology of the Przedecz martyrs   246
A page in memory of our town's soldiers fallen in the battle against the Nazis   352
Our townspeople who died after the Holocaust   353
Conclusion   359
The Organization of Former Przedecz Residents   361
List of former Przedecz residents living in Israel   364
Former Przedecz residents living outside of Israel   365
The history of Przedecz and its Jews Prof' Aharon Brand-Urban 369
Przedecz - a general historical overview   371
The history of the Przedecz Jews and some data about the Jews in its surroundings   375
The Rabbis of Przedecz:  
    R'Yakov Uri Shraga Hurwitz z”l and his ancestry   383
    R'Chaim Auerbach z”l and his ancestry   386
    R'Moshe Chaim Blum z”l   390
    R'Yehoshua Heshl David Goldschlag z”l   393
Yiddish and reading Hebrew in Przedecz   395
Bibliography   399


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