Jewish Communities of Trembowla,
Strusow, Janow and Vicinity

(Terebovlya, Ukraine)

49°18' / 25°43'

Sefer yizkor le-kehilot Trembowla,
Strusow ve-Janow ve-ha-seviva

Published in Bnai Brak, 1981, Trembowla Society



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(Jewish Communities of Trembowla, Strusow, Janow and Vicinity),
Bnai Brak, 1981, Trembowla Society H, E)

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Translated by Sara Mages

Preface [English page V] Meir Selzer 1-8
A. Trembowla, a general description
My town Trembowla [Poem] Tzvi Pleshner 11-14
Trembowla as I remember her [English page XL] Meir Selzer 14-25
Jewish life in Trembowla Yisrael Glipaz 26-43
My youth in Trembowla [I remember - English page XIX] Moshe Briller (USA) 44-50
The occupations of Trembowla's Jews Meir Selzer 51-65
B. Organizations, Institutions, Figures
The rabbis of Trembowla, Strusow and Janow HaRav Meir Wander 69-89
The “Hitachdut” movement in Trembowla Natan Warman 89-95
“Beni Akiva” organization in Trembowla G.Y.A. 95-103
“Hanoar Hazioni” [English page XXXIII] Moshe Briller (USA) 103-109
Memories from Trembowla – “Hanoar Hazioni” Yehudit Arye (née Briller) 110-113
“Hazufim” Federation, “Hashomer Hatzair” in Trembowla Moshe Drezsdner 113-117
“Hashomer Hatzair” in Trembowla Natan Warman and Yosef Einleger 118-121
The “Ivriah” Library [English page XXVIII] Yosef Einleger 121-127
Figuers: Rabbi Pinchas Arak of blessed memory Yisrael Goldfliess 127-128
My teacher R' Natan Ashkenazi of blessed memory Y. G. 128-129
Lines to the image of my father of blessed memory Frieda Ettinger (née Entner) 129-132
C. Memories
Neighbors, teachers, friends, personalities… Meir Selzer 135-145
I will remember those… Zvi Flashner 146-154
Memories… Meir Polishuk 154-157
In memory of my family's martyrs Shoshanna(Goldfliess) Imber 157-165
One yearbook of “HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed”* inTrembowla Eliezer Turkel 165-171
My childhood years in Trembowla Aharon Diber 171-174
The history of my life in the city of Janow Yitzchak Kahana 174-178
The “Dorf's Yid” (the village Jew) [English page XXV] Yakov Koenigsberg 178-180
My wanderings in Russia on my way to Eretz-Yisrael Meir Selzer 181-192
My Shtetl Strusow [Y] Shimon Schewirman 192-197
D. The Holocaust
The events and horrors of the Holocaust Yisrael Goldfliess 201-250
The Holocaust of the community of Trembowla Yosef Einleger 250-261
How Mania (Miriam Selzer) died [English page XVI] Dr. Z.P. 262-266
I will not die, I will survive Ester Goldstein (née Grinberg) 266-270
For my daughter's sake [English page VII] Sabina Herbest 270-277
I'm crying for my children Sara Frenkel (Schonhaut) 278-280
This is how I survived Sheine Bomza 281-282
Terrible experiences Henia Selzer (née Herbest) 283-285
This is how I went through the Holocaust Yitzchak Kahana 286-287
The horrors of the Third Action Regina Diner 287-288
The Municipal Hospital in Trembowla during the Nazi occupation Dr. Netalia Wislberg from Lvov 288-289
The notes of the engineer Gustav Engel about the Holocaust in Trembowla   290-293
A day in the bunker M.G. 293-295
The trial of the SS commander   295-296
A candle in memory of my brother Dudik (David) Turkel of blessed memory Eliezer Turkel 297-299
In memory of Hesio Neubauer May the Lord avenge his blood Ada Neubauer-Blutthal 299-300
In memory of Chaim Herbest May the Lord avenge his blood [English page XV] Sabina Herbest and Myra Herbest Genn 301
Figures who perished in the Holocaust Yisrael Goldfliess 302
HaRav Eliezer Leiter, May the Lord avenge his blood   302-304
R' Baruch Dlogetsh, May the Lord avenge his blood   305-306
R' Yitzchak Friedman, May the Lord avenge his blood   306-307
The teacher Avraham Lederman, May the Lord avenge his blood   307-309
Dr. Yisrael Stern, May the Lord avenge his blood   309-310
My brother David, May the Lord avenge his blood   311-313
David Milgrom, May the Lord avenge his blood   313-315
Gershon Neugewirz, May the Lord avenge his blood   316-317
Yosef Chaikin (from Strusow), May the Lord avenge his blood   318-320
E. List of the martyrs from the community of Trembowla 321-340
F. A letter that arrived to Israel on 17 Iyar 5704 [1944] Yisrael Goldfliess 343-345
A Summary of the eulogy for the 35th anniversary of the Third Action [English page XLVIII] Yisrael Goldfliess 346-347
Names of members who passed away in Israel and words that were written in their memory   348
Yisrael Turkel of blessed memory Olaga Turkel 348-351
Yishay Avivi (Zisha Lentz) of blessed memory Tchia Avivi 352-353
The lawyer Yitzchak Goldstein of blessed memory Ada and Shabtai 353-354
Shaul Wizer of blessed memory Y.B.M. 355-356
Sioba and Avraham Wachtel of blessed memory Yakov Wachtel 357
Gershon Younger of blessed memory –from the Kibbutz bulletin   358-359
In memory of David Sas of blessed memory M.Z. 360-351
Meir (Alter) Polishuk of blessed memory M.Z .and Y.B.M. 361-363
R' Yehudah Arye Rosenfeld of blessed memory Y.B.M. 364-365
Tzvi Schertzer of blessed memory Y.B.M. 366-367
List of those who passed away in Israel   369-379
The English Section   V-LII
List of American Contributors for the Publication of the Trembowla Memorial Book   II-III
List of Olim from Tremblowla to Eretz Israel Before the Second World War   IV-V
Preface M.S. V-VII
For My Daughter's Sake Sabina Herbst VII-XIV
In Memory of Chaim Herbst Sabina Herbst XV
Recollections of a Six Year Old Myra Herbst Genn XV
Eye Witness Report on My Sister's Death   XVI-XVIII
I Remember Moshe Briller XIX-XXIV
The “Dorf's Yid” Jack Koenigsberg XXV-XXVI
Chaskel Shor   XXVI-XXVII
The “Ivriah” Library in Trembowla Between the Two World Wars   XXVIII-XXXII
Hanoar Hazioni   XXXIII-XXXIX

* “HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed” - Working and Studying Youth – an Israeli youth movement. Return

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