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Chapter 10

Gorlitzers in Israel and the Diaspora


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The Gorlice “Relief” in America (short overview)

by Freida Angel–Nuch, Yos Tkacz (Tene)

Translated by Yael Chaver

The Gorlice Relief in America was first founded after the First World War, by a small number of participants. The founders were:

Yoysef Dursht
Yehiel Firer
Yitzkhok Goldman
Leybish Korenshteyn
Mordkhe Dorman
Efayim Shpitz
Dovid Shaul Kurtz
Shmuel Gross
Yechiel Kornfeld
Volf Shubin
Sholem Trentcher
Dovid Goldman
Mendl Landoy

Money was then collected and sent to the Gorlice community through Mr. Reiter (see photo on [original] page 26).

Activities were resumed in 1945. The renewed committee consisted of:

Rabbi Yechezkel Halberstam
Rabbi Elimelech Eliezer Erenberg
Moyshe Reiter
Yechiel Firer
Nachmen Erteshik
Efraim Shpitz
Sholem Trentcher
Dovid Goldmanv Volf Shubin
Mordkhe Dorman
Aharon Hochheizer
Meir Raker
Mendl Landoy
Yechiel Kornfeld
Yitzkhok Saltzman
Anna Weissv Dora Shapira
Ruth Ullman

The money that was collected served to send food, clothing, and money, to every place where our brethren of Gorlice were located. We helped our new immigrants who arrived in America with money, support, and places to live. We similarly helped, and still help, new immigrants to Israel.

Translator's Footnote

  1. There is no first name in the original. return

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