Kitever Memorial Book
(Kuty, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Kitever yisker-bukh

Editor: E. Husen

Published in New York 1958

This is a translation of: Kitever yisker-bukh (Kitever memorial book),
Editor: E. Husen, Kitever Sick and Benevolent Society in New York, Published: New York 1958 (Y 240 pages)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Kuty (1958)

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Translated by Yocheved Klausner


Part One
The History of Kuty [Kitov]
Kuty and surroundings 13
History of Kuty 16
Kuty between the two World Wars 19
Historic personalities and spiritual leaders 23
Synagogues and Batei Midrash in Kuty 36
Jewish livelihood in Kuty after WWI 39
Jewish life in Kuty after WWI 43
Sabbaths, Holidays and everyday life 48
Joyful events in the Jewish families 60
Kuty heroes 63
Kuty nicknames and types 67
Polish Jewry before Second World War 73
The German attack on Poland 81
Part Two
Kuty under Soviet occupation 89
T h e H o l o c a u s t 105
Kuty after the Soviet Army left 107
The pogrom in Yablonce 110
Kuty under Romanian and Hungarian occupation 112
Kuty under German occupation 114
The first Judenrat in Kuty 117
The tragedy of the Jewish refugees from Hungary 121
The German “contribution” [tax] committee 123
The Judenrat 127
The annihilation of the Jewish intelligentsia in Stanislaw 132
The first “Aktzia” in Kolomea 134
The “Aktzia” in Kosow 135
The “Aktzias” in the surrounding towns and villages 145
The “Aktzia” in Zabludov 149
The “Aktzia” in Zhabie 151
The last weeks brfore the “Aktzia” in Kuty 152
The bloody “last day of Pesach” in Kuty 158
The death march 163
The last road 167
The dead city Kuty - without Jews 171
Part Three
The names of the Martyrs
The names of the Martyrs 177
Words of conclusion 204
The first Kuty Support Association in New York 206
10th anniversary of the Kuty Ladies Relief Auxilliary 218
A letter to the author from the President of the Kuty Association in N. Y. 221
Photograph Section


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