The Community of Horodlo
(Horodło, Poland)

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Translation of
Di Kehila Fon Horodlo

Editors: Y.Ch. Zawidowitch, Former Residents of Horodlo in Israel

Published in Tel Aviv, 1966


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This is a translation of: Di Kehila Fon Horodlo (The community of Horodlo),
Editors: Y.Ch.Zawidowitch, Former Residents of Horodlo in Israel, Tel Aviv 1963 (Y)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Horodlo (1966)

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TOC translated by Yael Chaver and Gloria Berkenstat Freund


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1. The Jewish Community of Horodlo
A Word From the Publishers The Editorial Committee 7
May Their Memory Live Forever Yosef Khayim Zavidovich 11
2. Eulogies and Appreciations
Remember the National Catastrophe! Dr. M. Dvorzhetsky 14
Remember the Devastation of the Jews… Dr. M. Dvorzhetsky 15
Remember What Was Done to Us! Rabbi Khayim HaLevy Berman 17
A Yizkor Book Henekh Berman 21
An Eternal Monument Shaul Kupershtok 23
Kaddish for Our Home Town[1] Mordkhe Herbst 25
3. The Town of Horodlo, Its Residents, and Its Jewish Community
The Town of Horodlo, Its Residents, and Its Jewish Community (Overview) Yosef Khayim Zavidovich 30
4. The Jews of Horodlo and their Spiritual, Social, and Community Life
The Town Rabbi of Horodlo Rabbi Khayim Berman 45
Horodlo and Its Residents Henekh Berman 54
The Jews of Horodlo and Their Scholarship Moyshe Biderman 68
Horodlo, My Home Town (Memories) B. Z. Bergman 74
Memories of Horodlo Rokhl Bergman 88
The Younger Generation, its Community and Cultural Activity Moyshe Zuberman 96
Memories of the Life of Young People in Horodlo Tsvi Plat 101
The Young People of Horodlo Rokhl Plat 107
5. Horodlo In the First Months of the War
Account of Shmu'el Fraynd Shmu'el Fraynd 117
Account of Ze'ev Frukht Ze'ev Frukht 126

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6. The Destruction of Horodlo (Descriptions by Survivors)
The Horodlo Community From the Town's Takeover to its Bitter End Fradl Shiffer (Perlmutter) 131
The Jews of Horodlo During the War and Their Cruel Death Aryeh Berger 161
The German Occupation and the Liquidation of the Horodlo Community 184
Events During the Occupation Arn Fuks 198
The Last Road Fradl Shiffer (Perlmutter) 202
7. Customs and Figures
Dearest and Most Beloved Yosef-Khayim Zavidovich 210
Unforgettable Figures Arn Pelekh 236
Reb Matis the Kheyder Teacher[2] Yisro'el Barg 243
Horodlo, My Home Town Avrom Kulish 249
Reb Yitzkhok Saler's Heroism Meylekh Shekhter 254
Horodlo Characters Mordkhe Herbst 263
Horodlo Jews Greet Shabbat Mordkhe Herbst 273
The First Theatrical Performance in Town Yisro'el Barg 277
Memories of the Recent Past Yosef Aryeh Herbst 280
Remembering My Family Rokhl Bergman 283
Quite a Family, Ashkenazi Style Hirsh Zuberman 286
8. A Memorial
The Horodlo Monument on Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel 292
9. In Rhyme
Sad Experiences Fradl Shiffer (Perlmutter) 299
Prayer in the Pit Fradl Shiffer (Perlmutter) 302
Longing for Home Fradl Shiffer (Perlmutter) 303
10. List of the Martyrs of Horodlo
List of the Martyrs of Horodlo 307
11. List of the Martyrs of the Village of Strzyzow
List of the Martyrs of the Village of Strzyzow 317
12. Supplements Editorial Committee 319


Translator's footnotes:

  1. Kaddish is the mourner's prayer for the dead, usually said by a relative Return
  2. In Orthodox communities, the kheyder is the elementary school for Jewish boys, teaching basic Judaism and Hebrew Return


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