Memorial book of Tluste
(Tovste, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Sefer Tluste

Editor: G. Lindenberg

Published in Tel Aviv 1965

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This is a translation of: Sefer Tluste (Memorial book of Tluste),
Editor: G. Lindenberg, Association of Former Residents of Tluste and Vicinity in Israel and the USA, Published: Tel Aviv 1965 (H,Y 289 pages)

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

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Title Author Page
Introduction to the Book
Oh, Tluste my tiny little town (a poem) S. Meltzer 7
Tluste My Little Town L. Ilani–Sternlieb 8
The Organization of former residents of Tluste in Israel S. Fiderer 9
The “Landsmannschaft” of former residents of Tluste in the United States W. Hausfeld 10
Preface by the Editor G. Lindenberg 11
To you, my town Tluste (a poem) [Y] S. Meltzer 12
The town of my childhood [Y] L. Ilani-Sternlieb 13
Preface by the Editor [Y]   14
The town and its People
Life in Jewish Tluste Dr. A. Stupp 17
Early History and Memories Y. Sternlieb 31
From the Distant and Recent Past of Our Town S. Fiderer–Margulies 33
Rabbis, Homeowners, Hasidim, and Scholars Y.H. Chodorov 35
The Defeat of Frank in Tluste M. Teiber 36
In the old cemetery (a poem) S. Meltzer 37
The Baal Shem Tov in Tluste G. Lindenberg 37
Between Tluste the town and Tluste the village (a poem) S. Meltzer 40
Hasidut in Tluste at the Outset of the Century M. Sternlieb 41
One winter night (a poem) S. Meltzer 42
Reb Velvel Melamed Y. Shechner 43
The Beginning of the Zionist and the Socialist Movements in Our Town S. Fiderer–Margulies 44
The Period of the War Between Poland and the Ukraine Ben–Shlomo 45
The San Remo Celebration and the Zionist Activity S. Fiderer 47
The Hebrew School K. Spector 50
The Hebrew Language in our Town A. Segev (Teiber) 51
The “Gordonia” Branch in our Town M. Teiber 52
The “Beitar” chapter in our town N. Maimon 53
Zionist activity and pioneer training E. Albin 56
A last visit to Tluste D. Hendel 57
The public goat in Tluste (a poem) S. Meltzer 58
The Town and its People
[Yiddish Section]
Our town Dr. A. Stop 59
A walk through the Tluste narrow streets S. Margalit 77
Rabbis, home-owners, Hasidim and scholars Y. H. Chodorov 80
Legends and occurrences S. Fiederer-Margulies 82
Tluste during the First World War S. An-ski 84
Zionism and socialism S. Fiederer-Margulies 86
The Ukraine-Poland “little” war Ben-Shelomo 88
The Bet-Ha'am [People's House] that was not built S. Fiederer 90
How we went to Tashlich [a Rosh Hashana custom] S. Trembowelski 91
Memories from my home of long ago W. Housefeld 92
The “Organization of Former Tluste Residents” in Israel S. Fiederer 94
The Landsmanschaft in America W. Housefeld 95
The Destruction of the Town
Five years of war and destruction B. Glick 99
The “Book of Eicha” [Lamentations] of the town Tlust Y. Schaechter 121
The “Great Aktzia” and after that S. Trembowelski 131
In Tluste and in Rozhanowka L. Drohowitcher 137
How I was saved from slaughter A. Goldhaber 142
In the Kamionka Labor Camp A. Albin 147
How I was saved in the Great Aktzia Z. Koch 149
The Great Aktzia in May 1943 B. Shoham 151
What I saw and what I heard Y. Gertner 153
The testimony of a doctor Dr. B. Milch 154
Memories from the Holocaust era C. Rosenblatt 155
A night of horror – one of many D. Pfeffer 156
From the days of the Holocaust L. Teiber 156
What I went through during the German occupation Z. Wachstein 157
An eleven–year–old girl who fought for her life S. Margules–Alterman 158
The liquidation of the Jewish community in the village of Tzapowitz [Szypowce] Y. Rosen 159
The Jews of the village of Hinkovtza S. Kimelmann 160
In Lashkewitz and in Tłuste T. Kimelmann–Hanin 160
Survivors' Testimonies
The sequence of events during the war H. Kenigsberg 161
The farm in Tłuste during the war M. Kenigsberg 164
In Tluste and in Rozanowka camp K. Shatil 168
The story of the cave in Hinkovtza K. Spector 169
The testimony of a native of Buchach Y. Schwartz 172
With Russian partisans S. Eisen 174
A resident of Zalishchyky [Zaleszczyki] and Tłuste B. Doller 175
In Tłuste and in Lisowtza M. Schulman 176
In Lvov and in Tłuste R. Landmann 177
In Tłuste and in Holovtshintzh M. Spiegel 178
A native of Horodenka who survived in Tłuste R. Bermann 179
The Minyan [praying group] in my town, the town Tluste (a poem) S. Meltzer 180
The Destruction of the Town
[Yiddish Section]
Five years of war and destruction B. Glick 185
The “Book of Eicha” [Lamentations] of the town Tlust Y. Schaechter 215
My road of pain and wandering R. Rubinstein-Tennenbaum 226
A night of fear D. Pepper 230
Memories and experiences S. Fiederer 231
Various memories A. Albin 235
The tragic end of the Jews in Tzopowitz Y. Rosen 236
The Jews in Hinkiewitz S. Kimmelman 237
The End of the Swidov Jews R. Rubinstein-Tennenbaum 237
Mother (a poem) Ch. Fiederer 238
Personalities and Figures
Personalities and Figures   239
Seeing Tłuste from afar D. Sedan 244
The author of “The Dybbuk” under our roof Shimshon M. 248
My Teachers S. Meltzer 249
Michael Mesing z”l Shlomo Mesing 261
A story of blowing the shofar M. Tabori (Teiber) 264
The refugees from Jarosław in Tłuste Yisrael–Isar Yakter 264
The hospitality of Tłuste's people Dr. A. Droks 265
The devotion of a Tłuste doctor Rachel Landman 265
Types and Figures
[Yiddish section]
Types and Figures   266
Michael Messing z”l   273
A story of blowing the Shofar M. Tavori (Teiber) 276
The devotion of a Tluste doctor R. Landman 276
The refugees from Yaroslav in Tluste I. I. Yakter 277
The dying pains of Jewish Tłuste Dr. B. Milch 278
List of Martyrs from Tovste, Ukraine   279-287
List of Martyrs from Surrounding Villages   287-289


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