Kryvitsh Yizkor Book
(Krivichi, Belarus)

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Translation of
Ner tamid: yizkor le-Krevitsh

Edited by: Matityahu Bar-Ratzon

Published in Tel Aviv, 1977



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This is a translation from: Ner tamid: yizkor le-Krevitsh; Kryvitsh yizkor book,
ed. Matityahu Bar-Ratzon, Tel Aviv, Krivitsh Societies in Israel and the Diaspora, 1977 (724 pages, H, Y)

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Translated by Yocheved Klausner

Krzywicze until the First World War
With Ner Tamid [H]   5-8
At the open Ner Tamid [Y]   9-15
There once was a little town [Y] Yosef Shamir (Shimentchik) 18-21
Testament to Krzywicze from the depths of memories R'David Zakai 22-35
My hometown R'Yehoshua ben Arye Lieb 36-48
Old Kryvitsh lights up in my memory [Y] R'Yehoshua Katzovitch z”l 49-68
Krzywicze, my hometown [Y] R'Arye Lieb 69-79
My town and my home in the light of the memories Chaim Tauger 80-98
Reflections and memories of my ruined home [Y] Mendel Rabinovitz 99-103
The economic and socio-cultural life in town [Y] Yosef Shamir 104-131
A saga of torment and suffering David Kazhdan 132-154
The Holocaust
The Kadish (a poem) M. Bar-Ratzon 156-157
The memorial scroll and the list of the martyrs   158-165
On painful and destroyed roads [Y] R'Yehoshua ben Arye Lieb 166-194
In the shadow of the sickle and hammer R'Yeshayahu Katzovitz z”l 195-228
Under the wings of the impending disaster [Y] Mendel Rabinovitz 229-263
An ocean of blood and tears Rabbi Moshe Dreisin 264-307
Moments in Krzywicze and an elegy of the soul [Y] Shlomo Blacher 308-326
On the Sanctification of Life Eliezer Shod 327-372
Chapters on the struggles of life [Y] Klara Tauger-Shod 373-408
My shtetl, a look from afar Dov (Berl ) Katzovitz 409-425
Orphaned from my Kriviczy home [Y] Shalom Sitzkin z”l 426-435
Excerpts from my “The Valley of Tears” Rabbi Moshe Dreisin 435-441
Images and impressions Shlomo Blacher 442-454
From the days of darkness and horrors Zahava Slobodsky (Zlatka Shteingold) 455-467
Alone and deserted on the roads [Y] Michla Weisenholtz 468-511
Yizkor to the Krzywicze Community Mina and Reuven Finger 512-517
Extracts from “Under the shadow of the sickle and hammer” [Y] R'Yehoshua Katzovitch z”l 518-537
Living “by installments” [Y] David Kazhdan 538-597
In the Diaspora - isolation.and return to our land Yosef Shamir 598-617
Long was the road… [Y] Herzel Zukerman 618-632
On the roads of destruction and revenge [Y] Mariasha and Eliyahu Botwinik 632-669
A well in Krzywicze [Y] Matityahu Bar-Ratzon 670-673
A day in Dachau M. Bar-Ratzon 674-714
In memory of natives who passed away since the war   715-716
Siama Kaplan   717-719
A tree and its fruits Gesia Shmoglerski 720-722
A blessing of thanks at the completion of the book The Editor 723-724


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