Keidan Memorial Book
(Kėdainiai, Lithuania)

55°17' / 23°58'

Translation of
Keydan; sefer zikaron

Edited by: Josef Chrust

Tel Aviv 1977

Our sincere appreciation to Genia Hollander
for typing up the English text to facilitate its addition to this project.


This is a translation from: Keydan; sefer zikaron (Keidan memorial book),
Editor: Josef Chrust, Keidan Societies in Israel, South Africa, and the United States, Tel Aviv 1977 (H,Y,E 313 pages).

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Keydan (1977)

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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

Introduction 7
Foreword [Y] 9
Kedainiai during troubled times 11
On the threshold of the 20th century 41
Between two World Wars 73
   Sports and youth organizations 75
   Education and Culture 89
   Religious life 105
Memories 127
Personalities and figures 179
Holocaust and Heroism 227
   Massacre and Resistance 229
   A road of suffering and struggle 243
   Survivors saved from the fire 281
The Song of Keidainiai [Y] 297
Preface   II
An Old and New World Bernard Richards V
A Flag Comes Home After 16 Years   XXXIV
The Keidaner Association in the States Charles Lipshitz XXXV
The Keidaner Association in South Africa Max Rochin XXXVII


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