Kitever Memorial Book
(Kuty, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Kitever yisker-bukh

Editor: E. Husen

Published in New York 1958




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and to Sondra Ettlinger for extracting the pictures
from the original book, enabling their addition to the project.

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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Kittever Yizkor Book

In Three Parts:
First Part: The Life and Work of the Kittever Jews
Second Part: The History of the Destruction
Third Part: The Names of the Martyrs


By Eisig Husen

New York, 1958

Published by the Kittever Sick and Benevolent Society in New York
All Rights Reserved

This material is protected by U.S. copyright law.†© Rhoda Kuflik, 2022

Translated from the Yiddish by Stanley Scheindlin. D.Sc.


First Part: The History of Kittev
Kittev and its (her) landscape 13
The history of Kittev 16
Kittev between the two World Wars 19
Historic personalities and spiritual leaders 23
Kittever synagogues and houses of study (batei midrashim) 36
Jewish livelihoods in Kittev after World War I 39
Jewish life in Kittev after World War I 43
Sabbath holidays and life-style 48
Family festivities of Kittever Jews 60
Kittever strong men 63
Kittever nicknames and types 67
Polish Jewry before World War II 73
The German invasion of Poland 81
Second Part: The Destruction
Kittev under Soviet occupation 89
The destruction 105
Kittev after the departure of the Soviet army 107
The pogrom in Yablonitse 110
Kittev under the Romanian & Hungarian occupation 112
Kittev under the German occupation 114
The first Kittever Yudenrat 117
The tragedy of the Jewish refugees from Hungary 121
The German tax bureau 123
The Yudenrat 127
The extermination of the Jewish intelligentsia in Stanislav 132
The first Yuden action in Kolomei 134
The Yuden action in Kossov 135
Yuden action in the nearby cities and towns 145
The Yuden action in Zablatov 149
The Yuden action in Zshabieh 151
The last weeks before the Yuden action in Kittev 152
The last bloody final day of Passover (Achron shel Pesach) in Kittev 158
The death-march 163
The final road 167
The dead city Kittev- without Jews 171
Third Part: The Names of the Martyrs (Holy Ones)
Final word 204
First Kittever support association in New York 206
10-Year anniversary of the Kittever Ladiesí Relief Auxiliary 218
A Letter to the Author from the President of the Kittever Assoc. of N.Y. 221
Kittever Pictures Section
Afterword by the Authorís Daughter, Rhoda Kuflik


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