Memorial Book to the Holocaust Victims
of the City of Pshaytsh
(Przedecz, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer yizkor le-kedoshei ir Pshaytsh korbanot ha-shoa

Edited by: Moshe Bilavsky et al.

Published in Tel Aviv 1974



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Roberta Paula Books


This is a translation from: Sefer yizkor le-kedoshei ir Pshaytsh korbanot ha-shoa
(Memorial book to the Holocaust victims of the city of Pshaytsh),
Editors: Moshe Bilavsky et al., Tel Aviv, Przedecz Societies in Israel and the Diaspora, 1974 (H, Y, 400 pages).

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

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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner

To the Community of Przedecz (Pshedetz) 7
In Eternal Memory 8
Forward [Hebrew] The Editorial Staff 9
Forward [Yiddish] The Editorial Staff 12
To the Holy Souls of the Fallen of Przedecz Moshe Mokotov 17
The soldier Ze'ev Rusk z”l   19
The soldier Eliezer Perlmutter z”l   22
For the Three Who Fell Reuven Yamnik 23
The soldier Ya'akov Burg z”l Bella Burg 25
Staff-Sergeant Ram (Rami) Levin z”l   30
To the Holy Souls of Przedecz Yitzhak Levin 41
Captain Yeshayahu Makovitzki z”l   43
To the Memory of My Blessed Family Shaul Makovitzky 50
A picture of the synagogue (drawn from memory)   52
The Last Dance Y. L. L. Shlomi 53
Extermination Camp in Chelmno A testimony 58
On the Day of Slaughter Reuven Yamnik 64
Chlemno cries out to the Heavens [Y]   67
The Chelmno Death Camp at the Beginning of its Operation   71
The Murders in Chelmno – 1944–1945   72
The Last Hours [Y] Y. Y. L. 73
The Eradication of Przedecz Jewry Sela Mandlinger (Goldman) 76
My Memories from the Past [Y] Levy Shveitzer 79
In the Poznan Camps [Y] Levi Shveitzer 89
Events from Pshedets (Przedecz) Davidovitz Yehoshua 97
My Family and Parental Household   100
The Bread of Our Affliction Y. L. L. Shlomi 102
Quiet Courage [Y] Y. L. L 107
Lament for a Town that is No More Pnina Leah (Zemelman) 110
How did you succeed in enduring the war?   112
A Collection of Memories [Y] Y. L. L. 113
One Tombstone Remains [Y] Y. L. L. 118
Why? (dedicated to Reb Khaim Tarner) Y. L. L. 121
Memories of My Father's House Esther (Zemelman) Burg 124
My Father Mikhl Hersh Naymark [Y] Simkha Naymark 127
Memories Yosef Bilevski 129
Memories of My Father's Home Reuven Yamnick 132
Memorial to My Daughter, Whom I Never Met Yitzhak Levin 137
Hinda Yitzkhak Levin Israel 138
One of Many [Y] Y.L.L Shlomi 140
I Am Not an Exception [Y] Yitzkhak Levin 142
My Family, of Beloved Memory Moshe Belevsky 149
Testimony to My Family, Who Were Here, But Have Since Gone Moshe Mokotov 152
Father's House Leah Zemelman Pnini 159
My Family of Blessed Memory Fishel Goldman 162
Rukhele the Dairywoman Y. L. L. 164
Moishe Yakhimovitch of blessed memory   167
Reb Itche Kovalsky “The Shammesh” Moishe Bilbasky 171
Rabbi Zemelman – The Person and the Personality A. Talmid 177
The Reciting of the Kaddish Rabbi Itzhak Yedidia Frankel 185
Testimony of the Writer Hillel Seidman   191
On the Grave of My People   194
Tushya Yakhimovitch Calls for Revenge [Y] Y.L.L Shlomi 198
Memories from the Days of the Holocaust Reuven Yemenik 202
Shabbat in town Moshe Bilevski 206
The Trial on Synagogue Street [Y] Yitzkhak Ben Shalom 209
My Town Przedecz [Y] Manik Reuven 213
The Tombstone [Y] Y.L.L 216
Young Mizrachi and Hashomer Hadati [Y] Moshe Bilewski 218
Shana Tova [Y]   221
The Establishment of Tzirey Mizrachi (The Young Mizrachi) Moshe Bilevski 222
Interest Free Loan Society Fund A. Pshaytcher 225
Society to Care for the Sick – Itche Vayden Moishe Bilbosky 227
The Ludovy Bank A. Pshaytsher 230
The Town Pshaytch (Przedecz) [Y] Yamnik Ruven 231
Eili Eili – a Dirge [Y]   243
Yizkor   245
There Follows a Section from the Martyrs of Przedecz   247
A page in memory of our town's soldiers fallen in the battle against the Nazis   352
Sons of our city who perished after the Holocaust   353
Conclusion   359
The Organization of Former Przedecz Residents   361
List of former Przedecz residents living in Israel   364
Former Przedecz residents living outside of Israel   365
The history of Przedecz and its Jews Prof' Aharon Brand-Urban 369
    Przedecz – General Historical Review   371
    The History of the Jews of Przedecz with Some Data about the Jews of the Area   375
The Rabbis of Pshaytsh:
    Rabbi Yaakov Ori Shraga Horowitz   383
    Rabbi Haim Auerbach, of Blessed Memory and Source of His Wisdom   386
    R'Moshe Chaim Blum z”l   390
    Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel David Goldshlag   393
Yiddish and Hebrew Reading in Przedecz   395
Bibliography   399
Map of the City of Przedecz    


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