Book of Griding
(Gorodok, Ukraine)

49°47' / 23°39'

Translation of Sefer Grayding

Edited by: Yehuda Leibish Margel

Published in Tel Aviv, 1981


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for permission to put this material on the JewishGen web site.

This is a translation from: Sefer Grayding (Book of Griding),
Society of Grayding Emigrants, Tel Aviv, 1981, 127 p., H, Y, E.

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This site contains the English summary and selected translated sections from Sefer Grayding. The entire book is in the process of being translated, and additional sections will be made available as they are translated.

Note: This site covers the town of Gorodok, which is about 16 KM southwest of L'viv (Lvov) in Ukraine. There are other towns named Gorodok in Poland and Belarus. Gorodok, Ukraine is known by a variety of names and spellings. They include:

Grodek, Grodek Jagiellonski, Grodek Yagilonski, Horodok, Griding, Grayding, Graeding, Greiding, Graydik.

Translations from Sefer Grayding that appear on this site will use the spelling "Griding", which is the English spelling used by the authors of the book.


Summary in English3
Word From the Editor4
The History of Griding by Yehuda (Laibish) Margel9
Excerpts from My Diary by Yehuda (Laibish) Margel30
Griding Facts Sheet34
Excerpts of Letters From My Family on the Eve of the Holocaust by Yehuda (Laibish) Margel35
The Large Synagogue (Di Groyse Shul) by Yehuda Margel and Eliezer Ben-Ya’akov (Kampel)42
Testimony of Pitciha Hochberg regarding crimes against the Jews of Griding during World War II
selected excerpts

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