Memorial Book of Skuodas

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Translation of
Kihilat Shkud; Kovets Zikaron

Publisher: Former Residents of Skuodas

Published in Tel Aviv, 1948



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This is a translation of: Kihilat Shkud; Kovets Zikaron
(Memorial Book of Skuodas),
Publisher: Former Residents of Skuodas, Tel Aviv, 1948 (H,Y 68 pages)

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

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Foreword 5
The history of Shkud 7
Financial and industrial institutions 12
The National funds 15
Youth movements 18
Political parties and organizations 22
Sporting organizations 24
Synagogues 26
Learning and educational institutions 28
The Way of Life in Shkud 31
Personalities 34
    (HaRav HaShkudi) Rabbi Yechiel Michel Hovsha 34
    (HaRav) Rabbi Yaakov Chaim Baruch Terushkin 36
    Rabbi Chaim Aharon Hovsha 37
    Yisrael (Ben Rabbi) Isaiah Shaf 38
    Shlomo Ben Yehuda Yudelman 40
    Avraham Kaplanski 41
    David Davidov 42
    Tzvi Yosselevitz 43
    Michal Fogelman 43
    Rabbi Yaakov Kaplanski 43
    Bera Zusya Peres 44
How Shkud was destroyed (The tragic end) 45
Foreword [Y] 49
Shkud [Y] 51
The tragic end [Y] 58
In memory of the martyrs 63

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