Memorial Book of Kremenets,
Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv

(Kremenets, Ukraine)
50°06' / 25°43'
(Vyshgorodok, Ukraine)
49°46' / 25°58'
(Pochayiv, Ukraine)
50°01' / 25°29'

Translation of
Kremenits, Vyshgorodek, un Potshayuv yizkor bukh

Edited by: Falik Lerner

Published in Buenos Aires, 1965


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Ronald D. Doctor

Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP, an activity of the
Kremenets District Research Group


This is a translation from: Kremenits, Vyshgorodek, un Potshayuv yizkor bukh
Memorial Book of Kremenets, Vyshgorodok, and Pochayiv,
Editor: Falik Lerner, Buenos Aires, 1965 (478 pp, Y, Sp)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Krzemieniec (1965)

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Translation Project Editor's Note  
List of Illustrations  
Town Locator  

Translated by Danielle Charak

Name Index  
[Credits page] 6
Publisher's Note 7
A Short History of Kremenets
Henekh Hoykhgelernter: A Short History of Kremenets 13
Jewish Life in Kremenets
Yitschak Roykhel: A Look Back at Kremenets 85
Duvid Rapoport: My Kremenets Album 95
Manus Goldenberg: A Jewish Community in the Diaspora 105
Yitschak Vakman: Memories of Our Old Home, Our Town Kremenets 119
M. Kornits: A Gallery of Kremenets Jews 127
Helen Gun Vaynberg: My Destroyed Town 140
Manus Goldenberg: My Town, Kremenets, in Ruins 142
Henekh Hoykhgelernter: The Great Synagogue 144
Tsipe L. de Zaltsman : There Was a Young Generation, There Was Substance 149
Dr. Teresa Bik: Kremenets, Where My Cradle Stood 155
Barukh Zaytler: Unforgettable Personalities 159
Tsipe Roytberg–Katz: At a Memorial Event in Buenos Aires 166
Brayndel Skulski–Zaydel: A Little Memoir about Kremenets Jewish Schools and Cultural Organizations 168
Nute Zaydel: Kremenets as I Recall Her 170
Chayim Rozenberg: The Jews on the Kremenets Town Council (Memoirs) 173
Berel Kiperman: Our Decimated Kremenets (A Bundle of Memories) 176
Y. Arbit: The Kremenets Yeshiva (Memories of a Vyshgorodoker) 179
Lifshe Zaydel Shniperman: A Bundle of Memories 182
Lifshe Zaydel: Itsik Trastinetski's Martyrdom 185
Jewish Personalities in Kremenets
H. Hoykhgelernter: Yitschak Ber Levinzon, Forerunner of the Enlightenment Movement in Russia 189
H. Hoykhgelernter: Dr. Meir Litvak, People's Doctor and Humanist 215
P. L.: Yosef Avidar, Pioneer from Kremenets 225
Dr. L. Zshitnitski: Jacob Schaefer, Kremenets Musician and Composer 228
Avraham Zak: My Last Encounter with Tsvi Prilutski 234
M. Yelin: The Last Years of Noach Prilutski 239
Beyle Bernshteyn: Sofiya Isakovna Kremenetskaya 243
Isaac Stern, Virtuoso Violinist from Kremenets 249
H. Gelernt (Gershon-Henekh Hokhgelernter, 1892-1960) 251
Moshe Granitshteyn: R' Duvid Shikhman and His Widely Branched Family 253
Social Movements in Kremenets
Avraham Levinson: Elections to the First Polish Parliament in Kremenets[1] 267
Duvid Rokhel: How We Once Disseminated Yiddish Literature (A Few Memories)[2] 272
Manus Goldenberg: The Communist Movement in Kremenets[3] 274
Pesach Ditun: Memories of Community Life in Kremenets 280
H. G.: A Cabinetmakers' Strike in Kremenets 282
H. G.: A Funeral for a Torah Scroll (from Bedrik's kloyz)[4] 285
Attorney B. Landsberg: The Zionist Movement in Poland and Polish Statehood 287
Y. Otiker: A Year of Jewish Life in Kremenets (General Overview)[5] 289
Kremenets Figures, Images, and Characters
Mordekhay Katz: Typical Places, Scenes, and Personalities (Stories) 294
Heynekh Kesler: Kremenets Nicknames[6] 304
H. Hoykhgelernter: Characters, Folklore, and Lifestyles in Kremenets 305
Kremenets in Poetry
Duvid Rapaport: Kremenets, Volhynia 329
Moshe Nadir: A Fair in the Shtetl 331
Hadasa Rubin: Songs of Destruction 332
Mordekhay Katz: Mother Town 334
Mordekhay Katz: I Remember a Night 335
Chayim Nudel: Kremenets 335
A. Kripitser: No More Letters Will Arrive 336
Kremenets in Struggle and Death
Betsalel Shvarts: The Martyrdom of the Kremenets Ghetto[7] 339
Neta Shtern: That Was the Beginning 366
Duvid Rubin: Three “Remembrances” 368
Chayke Kiperman: I Escaped the Germans and Bandera Gangs 372
Neta Kiperman: My Wanderings 375
Volf Oks: The Destruction of the Jewish Village of Mizoch 380
Vyshgorodok and Pochayev
Moshe Fishman: A Few Memories of Vyshgorodok before 1927 387
Ruven Nelik: Over the Ruins of Our Old Home 390
Simche Shulik: Fellow Townspeople from Vyshgorodok Living in Buenos Aires 391
Shmuel Menin: The Town of Pochayev 395
Charles Zalts: The Death of the Jews of Pochayev 402
Jews from Kremenets in the World
Itsik Hoykhgelernter: Kremenetsers in Argentina (A Short Story) 411
Survivors in Kremenets 418
Iser Kaminski: With Fellow Kremenetsers in Argentina 419
Henekh Gelernt: Birth of the Kremenets Society in North America 424
Yitschak Shikhman: Yisgadal Veyiskadash, Kremenets–United in Need, Suffering, and Struggle 427
United in Need, Suffering, and Struggle 429
Yizkor (May God Remember) 431
Translation Editor's Notes
  1. This article also appears in Pinkas Kremenets, page 151 Back
  2. This article also appears in Pinkas Kremenets, page 376 Back
  3. This article also appears in Pinkas Kremenets, page 344 Back
  4. A shorter version of this article appears in Pinkas Kremenets, page 378 Back
  5. This article also appears in Pinkas Kremenets, page 301, under the title “Jewish Kremenets.” Back
  6. This article also appears in Pinkas Kremenets, page 400 Back
  7. For a similar article by the same author, see Pinkas Kremenets, page 416 Back


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