The Tyśmienica still flows
(Boryslav, Ukraine)

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Translation of A Tyśmienica Nadal Plynie

Written by Leopold Held (deceased)

Published in privately printed in Poland, sometime after 1978


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This is a translation from: A Tyśmienica Nadal Plynie;
The Tyśmienica still flows, unpublished yizkor book written by Leopold Held (deceased),
privately printed in Poland, sometime after 1978.

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From the author 5-6 
I. The Beginnings
A Difficult Birth (A Somewhat Fictionalized History) 8-34
From Rags to Riches 35-42
II. Boryslaw of Our Youth
The Tyśmienica still flows 44-48
Unforgettable Things from Tyśmienica 49-52
Boryslaw of Our Youth  54-61
From Schor's Field to Kadimah Stadium 62-80
III. We the Jews of Borylaw
They Rose above their Circumstances 82-88
In High School and Already an Inventor 89-92
The Schiff Family Saga 93-96
Books: The Love of Itzek Miller's Life 97-100
"A song went to the people and helped them in their travails." 100-105
Edmund Semil 106-107
Dolka 108-110
It's Terrible to Outlive One's Grandchildren 111-114
IV. Azkara
About Memories and an Unusual Book 116-118
The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Forget 119-124
At Night Come Long-Departed Shadows 125-126
Without Obituaries 127-130
All that Remains are Places and Graves 131-132
One More St John's Bread Tree 133-134
Epilogue 135-139
The First Day and … Later 140-143
Neither this Street nor this House 144-146
The Death of a Cemetery 147-150
Index of Names 151-160
Glossary  161-163
Illustrations 164-165

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