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Submitted by Sara Elkas

Information Picture Question
Category: Translation - Yiddish
Approval Date: 2/15/2012 4:00 PM
Family Surname: WOLMAN
Country: Poland
Town: Wyszogrod
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I would appreciate a translation (or summary) of this contribution I found in the Wyszogrod Yizkor Book. It was written by Moshe (Mosze) Wolman a cousin of my late father Meir Lewin. I am hoping to learn more about Moshe and his family through the translation.

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2/12/2012 9:15 AM
The caption under the picture down left reads: Yakov and Eidel Volman, their daughter Iehudit and their grandchildren.
The other is a picture of Moshe Volman.

About his personal history he only mentions that during the Nazi occupation he was among the leaders of the Jewish resistance in Belgium. He was caught by the Gestapo twice and doesn't exactly know how he managed in saving himself twice.

He regrets that his sisters and the rest of his family didn't survive. He also says that in the last letter his sisters sent to him they say "You, Moshe, will maybe survive this but we, we have no hope to return". And because he did indeed survive he feels it as his duty to comemorate his family and all the murdered Jews of his shtetl.

He then goes on, till the end of the 3 pages, to give a general description of the economic, social, and cultural activities in the shtetl. No further names are mentioned except the names of three members of the 1927 town council that I translated for you in VM 21565.

Hope this helps.

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