Destruction of Bilgoraj
(Biłgoraj, Poland)

50°33' / 22°42'

Translation of Khurban Bilgoraj

Edited by: A. Kronenberg

Published in Tel Aviv, 1956


 

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Moses Milstein

 

Emerita Coordiantor: Rae Meltzer

 

This is a translation from:
Khurban Bilgoraj;
Destruction of Bilgoraj, ed. A. Kronenberg, Tel Aviv, 1956.


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TOC translated by Moe Milstein

 

Introduction I. D. Mittlepunkt III
Where There's a Will, There's a Way Abraham Kronenberg IV
Modest Words for Great Deeds Book Committee VI
My Shteteleh A. Kronenberg 1
A Monument to My Shtetele I. Ch. Kronenberg 3
Rabbis of Bilgoraj I. Ch. Kronenberg 5
HaRav HaGaon, R' Yakov Mordechai zt”l HaRav R' Yitzchak HaCohen Hoberman 8
The Last Bilgoraj Rabbi Shmuel Feller 9
Bilgoraj I. Ch. Kronenberg 12
The Synagogue Courtyard A. Kronenberg 18
 
Trade and Industry
 
The Lumber Business Sh. Y. Shper 29
The Netting Business M. Tayer 35
The Jewish Printing Shop A. Kronenberg 39
A Market Day A. Kronenberg 47
Artisans A. Karmi 56
Bilgoraj in World War I Y. Ch. Kronenberg 60
 
Institutions and Parties
 
The Orphanage Shoshana Lerman 81
Zionist Movement M. Aberhand, M. Groissman, A. Kronenberg 84
Agudat Israel Sh. Feller 97
Workers Parties A. Greener, B. Eichenblat 101
Cooperative Bank Sh. Feller 106
Charitable Institutions in Bilgoraj Ch. Anger 108
Drama Groups Sh. Atzmon (Wirtzer) 111
Religious Zionism and its activities in Bilgoraj Tuvia Korenvurcel 115
 
Memories
 
The Knocker Shloime Weinberg 120
The Horrible Murder in Bilgoraj Yehudeh Leifman 122
The Wedding in the Bilgoraj Cemetery A. Katari 125
Dream Sh. Ben Artzi (Han) 127
At the Markets Rechl Kronenberg 128
A Visit to my Shtetl, Bilgoraj M. Rapaport (Australia) 130
Bilgoraj Ruin I. D. Mittlepunkt 133
A Jewish Teacher in Bilgoraj (H) Y. Hodess 136
The Bilgoraj Feldsher A. Kronenberg (Katari) 139
If You Ever Want to Know (H) I. Ch. Kronenberg 142
The Passion for Eretz Israel I. Rapaport 143
I Loved you, Bilgoraj (H) I. Ch. Kronenberg 148
The Nest of Need Shmuel Baron 149
The First Days With the Germans David Brik 167
 
Melamdim and Cheders
 
Leibish A. Karmi 171
Yekl A. Kronenberg 173
Itzele Melamed A. Karmi 174
Itzi Mayer Katari 175
Tudieh H. Wallach 177
 
People
 
R' Shmuel Eliahu Shwerdsharf Sh. Honigboim 181
Itzik R' Motl's Yakov Harman 183
R' Yakov Shleicher, zt”l HaRav R' Yitzchak HaCohen Hoberman 184
R' Shneur Zalman Goldberg HaRav R' Yitzchak HaCohen Hoberman 186
R' Mordechai Yosef Schatz HaRav R' Yitzchak HaCohen Hoberman 187
HaRav Pinchas Mendel Singer zt”l HaRav R' Yitzchak HaCohen Hoberman 188
Figures Itzchak Bashevis 190
Aunt Gnendele M. Honigboim 196
Blimele Shoshana Lerman 198
Gitl Moishe Itzi's Rivke Goldstein 199
Chinkele   201
The Man of Faith   202
 
Bilgoraj Community Activists
 
R' Levi Stern, R' Israel Moishe–Itzi's, R' Nataniel Shier, R. Abraham Harman, R' Eliezer Buchbiner, Yoneh Akerman, Tevl Stempel, Yikutiel Fest, Moishe Model, Alezar Shochet, Velvl Shochet, Yantshe Shochet, Sh. F.   205
Everything Vanished Like a Dream Simche Shatz 209
 
Personalities
 
Chaim Bruder   211
Yechezkele Viotch   213
Godl H. Feigenboim 214
Shimenele   215
Avremele   216
 
The Destruction
 
War Breaks out Shmuel Bron 219
The Fire Sh. Atzmon (Wirtzer) 228
Bilgoraj After the Fire A. Kronenberg 233
 
Survivors Testify
 
Bilgoraj Jews Under Occupation Israel Geist 248
If You Will One Day Want to Know I.Ch. Kronenberg 280
I Survived in Order to Take Revenge B. Wermuth 281
Shabbes in Bilgoraj I. Ch. Kronenberg 289
Bilgoraj on the Eve of Destruction A. Yanower 292
My Surviving the War Sh. Sussman 302
I Hid in a Bunker B. Tz. Rosenboim 309
Exhumation Y. Sharf, B. Rosenboim, Y. Langburd, Ch. Stern 315
Necrology   319
List of the Fallen   351
Bilgoraj Jews Who Fell in Other Cities   365

 


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