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The Organization of Former Przedecz Residents

Translated from the Hebrew by Marshall Grant

© by Roberta Paula Books

The organization was established when all the former residents of our city living in Israel gathered during the Pesach (Passover) holiday in 1961, at the initiative of Moshe Belivsky, Itzhak Levin, Reuven Yamnik, in Mr. Belivsky's home. It was proposed to memorialize our loved ones, victims of the Holocaust, by erecting a memorial plaque in the Chamber of the Holocaust museum on Har Zion in Jerusalem. The members eagerly approved the proposal. A committee was established, and its members were Belivsky, Yamnik, Levin, Motkov, Schwitzer and Leah Pnini-Zemelman. Large sums of money were donated to achieve this goal by all our city's former residents: both those living in Israel and those the diaspora.

 

Former Przedecz resident in the Chamber of the Holocaust at the unveiling of the plaque dedicated to our city's victims

 

On Holocaust Memorial Day, on May 18, 1963, 6 Iyar, 5724, all the former residents of our city living in Israel gathered in Jerusalem. A memorial ceremony was held in the Yad Vashem Memorial Hall on Har HaZicharon (now Mount Herzl). A memorial candle was lit and we recited psalms and the kaddish; El Maleh HaRachamim was sung by a cantor for the souls of Przedecz.

We laid a wreath on the symbolic grave there. We later went to Har Zion, where the Chamber of the Holocaust was located, to unveil the memorial wall. Here too, a ceremony was held with the cantor, candles were lit for the memory of the victims, and eulogies were recited by those present. Afternoon prayers were recited, as was the kaddish for the memory of their souls. We then walked to the memorial dedicated to the heroism of fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto. When the event was over, we were all invited to the Brand family's home.

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There, members proposed to continue the memorial efforts by publishing a memorial book. On the spot, the first donations were made for this goal.

Every year, on Holocaust Memorial Day, we gather and hold a memorial evening in Tel Aviv, with all the former residents of our city and other former residents who reside abroad. A memorial ceremony, eulogies, Yizkor and El Maleh HaRachamim are recited by the cantor. The participants also recite psalms and a general Kaddish is held for all the victims.

With the book's publishing, we continued to discuss the memorial for our loved ones who perished in the Holocaust. May their souls be bound in the bundle of life.

 

 
Memorial candle that was lit in the Yad Vashem
Memorial Hall by Mr. Levin
 
Rozesha Mokotov lights a memorial candle next
to the list of victims during the memorial evening
held in the JNF Hall in Tel Aviv

 

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List of former Przedecz residents living in Israel

Transliterated by Judy Petersen

 

Surname Given Name(s) Residence Remarks
BILEVSKY Moshe Ramat Gan  
BILEVSKY Yosef Ramat Yitzchak  
BILEVSKY Avraham Givataim  
LEVIN Yitzchak Bnei Brak  
MENDLINGER Sarah Bnei Brak  
POLMAN Esther Ramat Gan  
YECHIMOVITZ Shoshana Ramat Gan  
SCHWEITZER Levi Kiryat Motzkin  
GARBINSKY Zahava Kiryat Chaim  
YAMNIK Yehoshua Kiryat Yam A  
YAMNIK Reuven Bnei Brak  
DAVIDOVITZ Yehoshua Yad Eliahu  
MAKOVITZKI Shaul Tel Aviv  
MOKOTOV Moshe Tel Aviv  
MOKOTOV Rozsa Tel Aviv Mrs.
YECHIMOVITZ Bella Tel Aviv Mrs.
GOLDMAN Fishel Haifav  
RUSEK Miriam Bnei Brak Mrs.
GREIF Tzipora Tel Aviv Mrs.
ZYCHLINSKI Chaim Tel Aviv  
ZYCHLINSKI Hersch Yivne Hadromit  
HIMMEL Manya Kfar Mishar near Gadera  
ETTINGER Chaya Kiryat Tivon  
ETTINGER Yona Kiryat Tivon  
EIGLINSKI Yisrael Haifa  
FODER Yische Kiryat Shalom  
BERNAD? / BRAND? Aharon and Mala Jerusalem  
BERG Esther and Shimon Afridar Ashkelon  
PANINI Yakov and Glilit Jerusalem  

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Former Przedecz residents living outside of Israel

Transliterated by Judy Petersen

 

Surname Given Name(s) Residence Remarks
AFTERGUT Irena London, England Yirke DANIELSKA
BRYM Fajga New York, NY, USA Fajga PASHDETZKI
DANIEL Morris Chicago, IL, USA Moshe Hersch DANIELSKI
DANIELS Milton Chicago, IL, USA Mordechai Wolf DANIELSKI
DANIELS Sol. Chicago, IL, USA Zalman DANIELSKI
DANIEL Israel Sao Paulo, Brazil Yisrael DANIELSKI
DYSKIN S. Paris, France Sala SOCHCHEVSKI
FISHER Jacob Cincinnati, OH, USA Yakov Fisher son of Moshe
HERSHBERG Hyman Winchester, MA, USA Chaim HERSHBERG
JAMNIK Leo Sao Paulo, Brazil Leibush YAMNIK
JAKUBOWSKI M. Montreal, Canada Moshe Aharon YAKUBOWSKI
MORGENSTERN Saul Bronx, NY, USA Yissachar MORGENSTERN
MUSMAN Eva Brooklyn, NY, USA Chavtshe ZIELINSKI
MOSS David Woodmere, Long Island, NY, USA Kaila WISHNIVSKI
MOSS Mark Cleveland, OH, USA Ronya GOLDMAN
NEUMARK Simao Sao Paulo, Brazil Simcha NEUMARK
PIZER Morris Brooklyn, NY, USA Moshe Shaya PASHEDETZKI

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Surname Given Name(s) Residence Remarks
PEYSER A. Brooklyn, NY, USA daughter of Zalman BOKS
RAPAPORT Morris Lincolnwood, IL, USA Moshe RAPAPORT
SKOWRONSKY Henry Springfield, IL, USA Chaim SKOWRONSKY
SKOWRONSKY Jack Chicago, IL, USA Yakov SKOWRONSKY
TOPOLSKI Jacob Eastchester, NY, USA Yakov TOPOLSKI
TORNER Arje Arlington, VA, USA Arje TORNER
TORONCHIK Jack San Isidro, Argentina Yakov TORONCHIK
WEIS Jack Moriston, NJ, USA Yakov RAVSKI
WISHNEWSKY Zelig Brooklyn, NY, USA Zelig WISHNIVSKI
WISHNIAK Herman St. Louis Park, MN, USA Hershel WISHNIVSKI
ZYCHLINSKY H. Condesa, Mexico Beltcha ZYCHLINSKY
ZIELINSKI C. Nebraska, USA Chaim ZIELINSKI

 

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