My Shtetl Unghen
(Ungheni, Moldova)

47°12' / 27°49'

Translation of
Mayn shtetl Ungen: poeme

Editor: Chaim Barkan

Published in Philadelphia 1959



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This is a translation of: Mayn shtetl Ungen: poeme (My Shtetl Unghen)
Editor: Chaim Barkan, Published: Philadelphia 1959 (Y 180 pages)

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Part One
A Tract of Earth 9
In the Prince's Courtyard 12
The Assembly 15
Jews Build 18
The Market 24
Jews Talk about a Prayer House 29
The Shtetl Grows 34
Income 40
Inheritance 45
Teachers 51
A Bathhouse 55
Tzedakah 60
A Dayan in the Shtetl 66
Part Two
A New Time 73
Youth 78
Summer 83
Two Generations 88
Jews 95
A Rabbi 122
The River 130
New Teachers 136
The Hebrew School 146
Three Shuls 149
Joyful Occasions 156
Jewish Heroism 164
Revolution 170
Holocaust (Epilogue) 175


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