Memorial Book of Hrubieshov
(Hrubieszów, Poland)

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Translation of
Pinkas Hrubieszow

Edited by: B. Kaplinsky

Published in Tel Aviv 1962


 

 

Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator

Shawn Dilles

 

Our sincere appreciation to Noomi Fraizer and Genia Hollander for typing up the
English section of the book to facilitate its addition to this project.

 

This is a translation from: Pinkas Hrubieszow (Memorial book of Hrubieshov),
Editor: B. Kaplinsky, Hrubieshov Associations in Israel and the USA, Tel Aviv 1962 (H, Y, E, P 829 cols)

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


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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner

Introduction 3
Map of Hrubieszow 19
 
Chapters
History 21-156
Preliminary pages   21
Notes on the History of the Jews of Hrubieszow Dr. N. M. Gelber 25
A Few Dates in the History of Hrubieszow   49
The Town of Hrubieszow and its Rabbis Tzvi Ha–Levi Ish–Hurvitz 51
Notes on the History of Hrubieszow Chaim Feifer 55
The Hebrew Printing Press in Hrubieszow Avraham Ya'ari 57
Two Jews of Hrubieszow in the 16th and 17th centuries   65
Hrubieszow in the Hebrew Press Selected by Baruch Yanover 67
Regulations of Four Societies Selected by Eliyahu Gertel 75
What Do Encyclopedias Say? Slownik Geograficzny Królewstwa Polskiego 79
Jewish Hrubieszow, 1939–1945 Nachmen Blumental 91
“El Male Rachamim”   115
The Martyrs of Hrubieszow, may their memory be for a blessing   117
 
Parties 157-268
 
Institutions 269-340
 
Schools 341-372
Preliminary pages   341
Two Years in the “Hatikvah” School Yitzchak Blumshtein 349
The Tel–Chai School Was a Corner of Light for Us Eliezer Poloshko 355
The Tel–Chai School Conquered Our Hearts A. Richman 357
A Fresh Breeze Yehuda Tsimerman 359
What a school that was! Bluma Kirshenfeld–Wasser 361
The Joys and Oys of our Tel–Chai School Hersh Pachter 363
A School like that is hard to find! Klara Shoshani 363
An Appeal from the Trustees of the Tel Chai School   365
The End–of–the–Year Party of the Hrubieszow Tel–Chai School   365
Kopl Wertman of the Tel–Chai School Speaks   365
The Jewish Youth of the Gymnasium Shoshana Gertner–Widerman 367
The Women's Professional School Golda Ader–Lerer 371
 
Personalities and Folksy Characters 373-464
Preliminary pages   373
Avrom Yakov Stern Yakov Shatzki, may his memory be a blessing 377
The Genealogy of Avrom Yakov Stern Shmuel Yosef Fein 387
The Rabbi Yisroel Isser Yavetz S. Z. Yavetz 389
The House of Rabbi Yosef Wertheim Yosef Chrust 393
The Gifted Rabbi Yosef Wertheim Dov Ahroni 397
A Dedication to Chaim Wertheim Dov Ahroni 401
The Gifted Rabbi Ahron Feinglass Dov Ahroni 403
The Great Rabbi Yochanan Twersky, may he rest in peace Baruch Dovid Zimerman 407
In Memory of Avi Moshe Ahron Wanderbaum Dovid Wanderbaum 409
Ben–Zion Aksamit, the One Prepared to Leave Eliyahu Gertel 410
Avrom Ber Weiner Tevye Weiner 411
Avrom Shidali Nathan Hadas 412
To the Youth of our City's Academy Ephraim Stich, Esquire 413
The Doctor Shloyme Rappaport Moshe Rappaport 415
The Public Entrepreneur Dovid Tannenbaum Shmaryahu Mintz 417
The House of Tsartel and Dovid Tebble–Singer Yosef Chrust 419
Ahron Shloyme Roiter Shmaryahu Mintz 420
Moshe Yehuda Mernstein Meir Hultzer 421
Yakov Roiter Dov Ahroni 421
My Brother Meir Ader Golda Ader–Lerer 421
Mechel Gertel Eliyahu Gertl 423
Avrom Eisen Anonomous 423
Kuppel Wertman Eliezer Pulushko 424
The Unique People of the Village Skrichin Simcha Danzig 425
My Brother Yitzchak Feinglass Dov Aaron 426
Zisha and Sorele Roitman Pearl Lerer–Cohen 427
The Entrepreneur, Yosele Hecht Yosef Schwartz 427
Characters and Personalities Shimshon Cohen 429
Hrubieszow's Folksy Characters Natan Hadas 435
Our Teacher, Traytl   435
Avrom the Long   441
Azriel Finkelstein Mendel Korn 449
Moshe Aleinik Dovid Bar–Nur 450
Chaya Reizel Schneider Yekhezkel Korn 451
Reizele Nekhoma Goldberg 451
Moshe Kaminar Dvoyre Gertel 453
Matta Meir Hoffman 453
They Didn't Make It to Israel Moshe Moskal 455
Friday Among the Shops Meir Hoffman 457
 
Memories 465-562
 
Chasidism, tales, poems and songs 565-596
 
Hrubieszow is dying 597-707
Preliminary pages   597
Chronology of the Destruction of Hrubieszów Avraham Eizen z”l 601
In the First Weeks of the War Leibish Prost 607
What we Saw and Lived Through Moshe Moskol and Avraham Tzimmerman 613
My Father's Last Letter Eliezer Aharon Zommer 617
I will never forget it Eliyahu Zilberblech 619
Not to be written! Reuven Katz 623
A bath has already been prepared Yaakov Tchechovitch 627
Instead of a tombstone Yechiel Feier z”l 627
The testimony of Tzvi Pachter From Protocols of the Court 629
The testimony of Yaakov Biskowitz From Protocols of the Court 633
I do not know where the bones of my children are Roza Zilbermintz 641
Of those days and nights Henia Zilbermintz 645
Something from those days of destruction Avraham and Sheindel Goldfarb 649
And I remained alone Yaakov Tchechovitch 657
What there was and no longer is A. A. Zommer 679
How I saved myself? Naftali Meil 681
Life and death in the hand of fate Natan Gvirtz 683
The destruction [perishing] of my family Manya Lerer 687
Let us be brave, like lions! The Australian Jewish News 689
A song from Treblinka Sheindel and Avraham Goldfarb 689
The last days Yaakov Rozenblat, Avraham and Leib Lerer 691
We were left two hundred Yitzchak Landsberg 691
About the information from Hrubieszów – we didn't believe it in Warsaw Chava Folman 693
In the days of Holocaust and vengeance Israel Vim 695
In the forests of Tuczyn Leibish Prost 697
Captain Leon Poretzky tells Leon Poretzky 701
Who is Gitele from Hrubieszów Chaya Dorembus 701
This is how the extermination of the Hrubieszów community began Zeev Jabotinsky 703
In the sawmill in Werbkowice The Book of Ghetto wars 703
Mottel's letter of farewell Yediot 705
A light in the night Bluma Kirshenfeld-Vasser 707
 
After the Holocaust 709-724
Preliminary Pages   709
Thus Began the Liquidation of the Community of Hrubieszów   713
Each Stone Calls and Screams! Mordecai Hurwitz 715
Ten Jews Remained in Hrubieszów Eliyahu Shanl 717
The Same Signs But Different Families Avrom Kvasovitser 717
The Seven Thousand Jews of Hrubieszów Are No More M. Tsanin 719
My Home, Hrubieszów, is Destroyed Dr. Shmuel Ayl 719
The Survivors Organize Themselves Avrom Tsimerman 721
 
Hrubieszow people in the world 725-804
 
English Section
I-XVIII
 
Only the ”Pinkas Hrubieshov” Remained Baruch Kaplinsky III
Sparks light the way Joseph Epstein V
Tel Hai School – Ray of Light Kliezker Polushko VI
The J.H. Brenner Memorial Library Eliahu Gertel VII
How the “Minyan” Drove out Evil Spirits Nathan Hadass VIII
In the Trisker Shtiebel Eliahu Gertel IX
Trade between the two World Wars Yeheskel Ader X
The Merchants' Association Joseph Schwartz XI
Disaster and Heroism Israel Weiss XIII
The Liquidation of Hrubieshov Jewry Hava Follman XIV
I shall never forget those days Eliahu Silverblech XV
Who is “Gitele” of Hrubieshov? Chaia Dorembus XV
….. And I remained Alive… Yankel Tschechowitz XVI
How I Saved Myself Naphtali Meil XVI
The Last Days Jacob Rosenblatt, Abraham and Leib Lehrer XVII

 


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