(Poienile Izei, Romania)
Romanian: Poienile Glodului
Translated by Jerrold Landau
It is a village about 30 kilometers southeast of the district city of Sziget. All of its residents were Romaniadents were Romanian.
of Jews in the
The first Jews did not reach this village prior to the 1770s. In any case, not one Jews is mentioned in Polien-Glod during the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 60s of the 18th century.
The following heads of families in Polien-Glod are listed in the census of 1830 (number of individuals in parentheses): Mendel Itzkovics (4), Favel Itzkovics (4), Yaakov Unger (4), Moshe Gross (2), Itzik Itzkovics (4), Yaakov Friedman (4), Hersch Wiesel (4), Marco Itzkovics (3), Yaakov Wiesel.
We have no actual information about the Jews of this village. We know the names of several Jews of Polien-Glod from the beginning of the 20th century, who were apparently the community parnassim [administrators] and notables: Reb Efraim Fishel the son of Mita, Reb Mordechai Fisher, Reb Yisrael Avraham Fruchter, Reb Izik Yehuda Wiesel, Reb Eliahu the son of Mechil, the leader [Nagid] Reb Meir Zeev Wiesel, Reb Menachem Yisrael Wiesel, Leib Wiesel, Reb Avraham Meir Wiesel, and the judge Rabbi Shlomo Drimer, who was a great scholar. Most of the Jews of this village were members of the Wiesel family, descendants of the author of the Taz.
During the Holocaust years, the Jews of Polien-Glod were transferred to the Dragomireºti Ghetto, from where they were deported to Auschwitz to be murdered. After the Holocaust, some of the survivors returned. (Their number was 37 in 1947.) However, they left the village after a short time. The vast majority made aliya to Israel.
Today, there are no Jews in Polien-Glod.
David Meir Weiss (anthologizer): Kulam Ahuvim, Sziget 5666 - 1906, the list of the prenumeration.Translator's Footnote:
Reb David Shlomo Eibeshitz: Megilat Setarim, Sziget 5670 1910, the list of the prenumeration.
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