A Book of Memory of the
Jewish Community of Pinczow, Poland
(Pińczów, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Pintshev;
in Pintshev togt shoyn nisht

Editor: M. Shener

Published in Tel Aviv 1970


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This is a translation of: Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Pintshev; in Pintshev togt shoyn nisht
(A book of memory of the Jewish community of Pinczow, Poland),
Editor: M. Shener, Former Residents of Pinczow in Israel and the Diaspora, Published: Tel Aviv 1970 (H,Y 480 pages)

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


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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

 

Introduction Mordechai Schwartz, Eliezer Tekel 7
 
Pages of History
Pinczow (history of the town) [Y] Jonas Turkow 13
The Jews in Pinczow Jonas Turkow 61
The difficult situation in Pinczow at the beginning of the Century   88
The Old Synagogue and the old Mikve [ritual bathhouse] [Y] Shlomo Scheiner 89
Revolutionary work in 1905 [Y] Lipman Yakobowitz 95
 
R'Yehonathan Eibeschitz
Eibeschitz, R'Yehonathan ben Nathan Neta G. S. 101
R'Yehonathan Eibeschitz [Y] Dr. I. Tzinberg 103
Rabbi Yehonathan Eibeschitz in Pinczow, his town of birth Rav Yehuda Leib Hakohen Maimon 105
How Pinczow was saved from libel Rav Yehuda Leib Hakohen Maimon 109
 
Pinczow Rabbis
Generations of Pinczow rabbis Yoel Yakobowitz–Ashkenazi 113
Rabbi Avraham Mordechai of Pinczow   123
Rabbi Chaim Meir Finkler   124
 
This was Pinczow
My imagination is walking through the town [Y] Mordechai Schwartz 129
My imagination is walking through the town Mordechai Schwartz 135
Our antique synagogue [Y] Yehuda Safra (Leibl Rodal) 140
Our antique synagogue Yehuda Safra (Leibl Rodal) 142
The religious Jewish Pinczow [Y] S. A. Abella 144
The religious Jewish Pinczow S. A. Abella 147
“Little Eretz Israel” Avraham Eliezer Pashendza 149
“It is already dawn in Pinczow” [Y] Yehuda Safra 151
 
Between Two World Wars
An epidemic in town [Y] Leibl Belfer 155
Jewish Pinczow Avraham Ospis 157
The first Selichot night after 1914 [Y] Israel Kanner 164
Jewish Pinczow during WWI [Y] Meir Abella 166
Social revival during WWI [Y] S. A. Abella 171
The life annd troubles of Jewish craftsmen in Pinczow (1924–1939) [Y] Mordechai Schwartz 177
The years from 1914 to 1939 [Y] Dina Powonsker–Aizikowitz 185
Our town as preserved in my memory Mordechai Zayit (Seiff) 191
The town of my childhood [Y] Moshe Yakov Gottfried 192
Sources of livelihood in Pinczow before the Holocaust Yehoshua Hefter 196
The time of our youth in Pinczow [Y] Frieda Himmelblau 197
My father, the Melamed Shemaryahu Weitz 201
My Melamdim [Torah teachers] in Pinczow [Y] Mordechai Schwartz 205
The Beitar and the Revisionist movements in Pinczow Yechiel Kavshenyevski 210
Medical aid in Pinczow [Y] Frieda Himmelblau 212
Increasing anti–Semitic activity before WWII [Y] Frieda Himmelblau 224
The Pinczow way–of–life [Y] Frieda Himmelblau 229
The Pinczow cheese [Y] Michael Itzkowitz 235
As it is remembered⁄ [Y] Kalman Chentchinski 237
A poem for the Pinczow approaching dawn [Y] Leib Lerner 240
 
The Holocaust
“Remember what Amalek has done to you” [Y] Moshe Yakov Gottfried 245
“Remember what Amalek has done to you” Moshe Yakov Gottfried 247
The first days of World War Two [Y] Eliezer Tekel 248
The first days of World War Two Eliezer Tekel 252
How the Scheiner family survived [Y] Mordechai Shin'ar 254
This was how God saved us [Y] Shlomo Scheiner 259
How the Scheiner family survived Mordechai Shin'ar 270
This was how God saved us Shlomo Scheiner 273
How I survived [Y] Zisele Rosenberg–Hershkowitz 280
How I survived Zisel Rosenberg–Hershkowitz 290
The terible days of the Holocaust Avraham Eliezer Pashendza 297
Pinczow M. Tzonin 301
Ghetto, forest and concentration camps [Y] Eliezer Tekel 307
Ghetto, forest and concentration camps Eliezer Tekel 311
I weighed 36 kg… [Y] Leibl Belfer 314
I ate worms, frogs, grass… [Y] Israel (Aizik) Weinberg 315
Destruction and death [Y] Frieda Himmelblau (Freide Koze) 316
The end of a Jewish family [Y] Eliezer Tekel 318
My sister Miriam'l [Y] Frieda Himmelblau 319
Encircled by wild animals [Y] Hersh Leib Radzinski 320
When death lurked at every step [Y] Dina Povonsker–Aizikowitz 325
How my beloved perished [Y] Moshe Yakov Gottfried 345
Cries at night in the forest [Y] Eliezer Tekel 348
Cries at night in the forest Eliezer Tekel 350
No more dawn in Pinczow [Y] Shmuel Blum 352
No more dawn in Pinczow Shmuel Blum 355
Under Nazi rule Kleinplatz Moshe 357
How I survived Kirshenbaum Eliyahu 359
With Pinczow Jews in the camps [Y] Eliezer Tekel 361
In the hospital and in the Sanatorium [Y] Eliezer Tekel 365
I came to the fire [Y] Sheindl Seid 366
The fate of a Jewish family [Y] David Gold 368
A Pinczow family in the Lodz ghetto [Y] Esther–Chana Goldtar–Frimerman 373
Fate leads the man [Y] Pesie Schwartz–Belfer 376
A horror trip to Pinczow after the Holocaust [Y] Michael Itzkowitz 379
In Pinczow, in 1946, after being saved from Hell [Y]   383
My murdered family [Y] Bella Gliksman–Weinberg 384
In Pinchzow night has fallen… I. Shmulewitz 385
My friend Menachem Kleinplatz z”l [Y] Moshe Brenner 389
 
Our Martyrs
Names of the martyrs (necrology)   394
 
Former Pinczow Residents in Eretz Israel
From Pinczow to Eretz Israel in 1920–1921 [Y] Menachem Mendl Schwartz 415
From Pinczow to Eretz Israel in 1920–1921 Menachem Mendl Schwartz 418
From Pinczof to Kibbutz Negba [Y] Zvi Kozak 419
Yosef (Yosek) Kozak z”l   427
A friend tells about Yosef One of his friends 428
Yosef tells about himself   429
The Organization of Hagana members about Yosef   430
Dan Bahir z”l   431
At the open grave of my son Zvi Bahir (Yasni) 431
Zev Karmi z”l   433
The personality of'Zev Karmi z”l   434
Pinczow Landsleit mourn Zev Karmi [Y] Mordechai Schwartz 438
Former Pinczow residents who died in Eretz Israel   440
The Pinczow survivors in Eretz Israel [Y] Mordechai Schwartz 441
The dreams from the time of youth have been realized [Y] Meir Aizikowitz 445
Two letters Israel Goldman 447
My father's letters Ita Kopfer 448
A poem about Pinczow Eliezer Feinstat 449
Pinczow former residents in Eretz israel   450
 
Pinczow Former Residents in the Diaspora
Pinczow Jews in th USA in 1915 create aid for the Shtetl [Y]   455
Pinczow Jews in Canada [Y] Shmuel Blum 458
Our family [Y] Menachem–Mendel Schwartz 460
Ten years with Vita Pines [Y] Chana Carmon 462
Vita Pines (nee Aizikowitz) z”l [Y]   464
It became dark in Pinczow [Y] Vita Pines–Aizikowitz 465
When we remember the old history of our Community [Y] Shmuel Blum 468
Survivors in the Diaspora [Y]   472
Zisl Rosenberg–Hershkowitz z”l Mordechai Schwartz 474

 


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