Memorial Book of Mizocz
(Mizoch, Ukraine)

50°24' / 26°09'

Translation of
Mizocz; sefer zikaron

Editor: A. Ben-Oni

Published in Tel Aviv 1961





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This is a translation of: Mizocz; sefer zikaron (Memorial book of Mizocz),
Editor: A. Ben-Oni, Former Residents of Mizocz in Israel, Published: Tel Aviv 1961 (H 317 pages)

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

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TOC translated by Yocheved Klausner


Foreword 3
Mizoch – its Life and its Annihilation* Asher Gilberg 5
The Holocaust Period
How I Was Saved from Death in Mizoch* Max Weltfreint 29
In the Ghetto, in Forced Labor, and in the Forest* Nahum Kopit 33
The Forest Girl* Kayla Goldberg–Tzizin 54
Memories of a Partisan+ Yankev Mendiuk 60
The Judenrat in Mizoch Had a High Moral Standard, But…* Yehuda Broinshtein 90
Bits of Memories from the Holocaust Period* Miriam Kashuk-Szprync 95
The horrible days Ida Eisengart-Flitter 98
The struggle for life Yona Oliker 104
Dovid Flitter Tells His Story+ 111
Dreams are not false omens Baruch Flitter 123
Father saved Mother's life - through a speech A. Braz 129
The partisan Izya Wasserman A. Ben-Oni 136
The Zionist Organization
Memories from Hashomer Haleumi [National Guardian] Lisa Nemirover 146
Gordonia R. Melamed 149
Gordonia in Mizoch Yosef Ben Gedalyahu 152
The Gordonia Movement in Mizoch M. Feldman 160
The Beitar Movement and the youth in Mizoch M. Perlock 163
The mute Beitar member A. Ben-Oni 171
Teaching and education in Mizoch M. Feldman 173
History of the Revisionist Movement in Mizoch Arby 175
Memories and Impressions
The 17th of September 1939 B. Asher 179
A family in Mizoch Sara Shacham-Fleisch 184
Mizoch, the place of my happiness S. Polnik 186
Mizoch - a town where guests were always welcome S. Bieber-Golick 187
Impressions, memories and evaluations R. Melamed 189
Derman, the village W. Sudgalter 193
Life and Folklore
Life and Folklore M. Scheinfeld 195
Pages from my diary I. Braz 203
How I made Aliya I. Stein 221
A Leutenant General - a champion of collectors A. Ben-Oni 224
Thoughts about the Holocaust era M. Perliuk 229
The last of the Mizoch Jews arrives to Israel David Dratba 233
Figures, People, and Personalities
This is a Memorial * 238
Memorial for Mizoch (A Poem) * Yoseph Koppelman 239
The Holy Rabeinu Natan Netta Lerner, May God Avenge his Blood * 240
The Teacher David Koppelman of Blessed Memory * Reuven Melamed 241
Shmuel Gentzberg of Blessed Memory * 245
Shlomo Kopelman of Blessed Memory * 245
Reb Yitzhak Berez * 246
Reb Yechiel the Butcher of Blessed Memory * A”BA 247
The Grandmother Leah Reznick * Chaya 249
Mr. Yeshayahu Mayer Kotel of blessed memory Chaya Goldman–Kotel 261
Additional Family Photographs   279
List of Martyrs from the Mizoch Ghetto   294
List of people from Derman', who were annihilated in the Mizoch Ghetto in 1942   315
List of Photographs
* Translated by Hebrew language students, George Washington University
+ Translated by Yiddish language students, University of Texas at Austin


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