Remembering Mielec;
the Destruction of the Jewish Community

(Mielec, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Mielec;
sipur hashmadat ha-kehila ha-yehudit

Edited by: Mielec Yizkor Book Committee

Published in New York, 1979



Project Coordinator


Phyllis Goldberg z"l


These chapters of the “Remembering Mielec” have been donated by
the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG)
in memory of their family members who perished in the Holocaust.

This is a translation from: Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Mielec; sipur hashmadat ha-kehila ha-yehudit
(Remembering Mielec; the destruction of the Jewish community),
Editors: Mielec Yizkor Book Committee, New York 1979 (H,Y,E, 206 pages).

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Mielec

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The destruction

of the

Jewish Community

Published by

The Mielec Yiskor Book Committee



Our thanks and appreciation to:

Dr. MOSHE LANDAU, Principal of Gimnasia “HEI”, TEL-AVIV;Introduction.
DAWID BERNSTEIN; Translations.
SCHMUEL GARFUNKIEL; Collecting documents from YAD w SHEM, JERUSALEM.
ABBA FENICHEL; Cover design.

Mielec Yiskor Book Committee.

Permission to use any material contained in this book
will be granted to historians and non-profit organizations upon application.


Preface   1
Mielec Story (Untitled) Marvin Balsam 9
I remember Mielec Doris Lander Berl 10
A postcript of a sister   12
Impession and scenes from Mielec M. Keit 14
The theatre Mechel Messinger 24
The Jewish Frauenverein Tyla Vorschim 26
The Sztetel Mielec and the Rosh Hashanah Tragedy    
My memories from the bloodiest period of my people Sarah Blattberg-Cooper  
The road to freedom   43
The Holocaust M. Keit 69
A witness statement    
The Nazi-Killers (a character study) M. Keit  
Mielec -My Home - Reflections Chaim Friedman  
Nechemia Brodt, the righteous Jew from Mielec    

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