Zinkov Memorial Book
(Zinkiv, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Pinkas Zinkov: Gedenkbukh

Editor: Shmuel Aizenshtadt

Published in Tel Aviv, New York 1966

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This is a translation of: Pinkas Zinkov: Gedenkbukh (Zinkov memorial book),
Editor: Shmuel Aizenshtadt, Joint Committee of Zinkover Landsleit in the United States and Israel,
Published: Tel Aviv, New York 1966 (H,Y,E 255 pages)

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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner


Paintings and Photographs 10
Editor's Foreword [Hebrew] 11
A Word from the Editor [Yiddish] 12
Opening Remarks:
    A Word of the People of Zinkov in Israel [H] 17
    A word to the reader of this Yizkor-Book [Y] 18
    Greetings [Y] David Fuchs 19
    Our Yizkor-Book [Y] Avraham Rappaport 21
The Geographic Situation of Zinkov and its Public Life
The Town of Zinkov - A Geographical–Historical Survey Chana 27
Our shtetl Zinkov (a geographic-historic review) [Y] Channa 30
The Zionist and pioneer movement in Zinkow Nachum Yoshpeh 35
The Underground Zionist Activity in Zinkov Yosef Yoshpeh 44
The Street [Y] Israel Sanis, Roitbord 47
The Synagogue and its Christian Visitors Yisrael Ben–Shachar (Schwarzman) 55
Our Shul (synagogue) [Y] Baruch Laskin 58
The synagogue [Y] Israel Sanis, Roitbord 60
The Self–Defense Organization (Samoobrona) in Zinkov Nachum Yoshpeh 64
The years 1920 - 1940 in Zinkov M. G. 70
The first strike in our old home Zinkov [Y] Moshe Garber 73
How Zinkov removed the Czar Nicolai II from his throne [Y] 77
Azy Zecherman's house [Y] Israel Sanis, Roitbord 78
Zinkov in the years of the Revolution and the Civil War (1917-1921) [Y] Moshe Greenman 89
Zinkov before the destruction: personal memories from home:
Memories from My Hometown Zinkov Shmuel Korin 97
Memories from my home town Zinkov [Y] Israel Sanis, Roitbord 100
Memories from my home in Zinkov Yitzhak Frenkel 104
Our town Zinkov [Y] Moshe Garber 111
Memories from bygone days I. Ben-David 117
My childhood years in Zinkov [Y] David Fuchs 120
My childhood years in Zinkov (the life and destruction of a Jewish family [Y] Moshe Greenman 123
Zinkov - my town of birth Shlomo Ben-David (Blinder) 128
Our town [Y] Rivka Katz 131
From the distant past, people and lives [Y] Moshe Greenman 133
Short lines [Y] Avraham Arkes Shenkelman 136
Zinkov Folklore
Simhat Torah, dancing with the Torah in Zinkov [Y] Moshe Garber 139
Zinkov "Doctors" [Y] Moshe Garber 141
Zinkov judges [Y] Moshe Garber 144
Our melamdim in Zinkov [Y] Moshe Garber 146
The Zinkov photographer (“Photograftchik”) Moshe Garber 149
The two daughters who lost their way [Y] Moshe Garber 152
Figures in Zinkov
Aharon Shenkelman, my teacher I. B. 157
Poems Aharon Shenkelman 159
Avraham Shenkelman I. R. 161
Yakov (Yankil) Hasid Yosef Ben-David 163
David (Dudi) Blinder Yosef Ben-David 165
Moshe Sadikov Moshe Ben-Shmuel 166
Yitzhak Itzikson (Isacson) z”l Moshe Ben-Shmuel 167
Pessie Schreibman Moshe Ben-Shmuel 168
Sime Leibes Moshe Ben-Shmuel 169
Izya Beitelman Moshe Ben-Shmuel 170
Rachel Kuzminer Chayale Classik 172
The destruction of the town Zinikov
The destruction of Zinkov, as related by Yehudit Weissblatt-Loyfer [Y] I. R. 175
Greetings from Zinkov, after the destruction [Y] Leonid 196
The return to Zinkov [Y] Fragments from letters 198
The cry Israel Ben-Shahar (Schwarzman) 200
A "Lamentation" poem about the destruction of Zinkov [y] 201
The powerful tragic cry [Y] 202
On the waves of the sea Channa 203
Memorials Ceremonies
Beile Yoshpeh z”l 207
Yechiel-David (Hilik) ben Nachum Yoshpeh z”l 208
Fani Yoshpeh Grabelski z”l 209
Eliezer Schwarzman z”l 210
Aharon and Necha Frenkel z”l 211
Yosef Wortzman z”l 211
Valli Saltzman z”l 211
Aharon Shenkelman, wife Yenta and daughter Sara z”l 211
Aba ben Moshe Nissim z”l 212
Zev Nissim z”l 212
Polia Goldenberg nee Feierman z”l 212
Mendel Kurzman z”l 213
Moshe Gornik z”l 213
Rachel Reidman and son Yakov z”l 213
Mendel Kurzman z”l 214
Shlomo ben Yechiel Shapira z”l 214
David Feldman z”l 214
Dov (Berl) Sliternik z”l 214
Malka'le z”l 215
Zinkov People in the United States
Baruch Laskin - founding the Zinkov Society 219
The Erection of the Monument
The monument [Y] Baruch Laskin 224
Our memorial and protest assembly [Y] Moshe Garber 226
“Remember What Amalek has done to you!” Moshe Greenman 230
My cry of pain [Y] Avraham Rappaport 231
To all Zinkov former residents [Y & E] 234
With thanks and recognition [Y] 235
The list of volunteers [Y] 236
The list of donors for the publication of the Zinkov Yizkor Book 238
In the US and in other countries [H and Y] 238
English Section
Foreword The Committee 3
Protest and Condemnation Morris Garber 4
Zinkov Morris Garber 8
Externiks Morris Garber 12
In Memoriam   15


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