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Hurban Kehilat Szczuczyn
Published by Former Residents of Szczuczyn in Israel
Published in Tel Aviv, 1954
Dr. Alex Stone
Translations and Formatting
Tauna Abel and Itzhak Wertman zl
Our sincere appreciation to Itzhak Wertman, representing the former residents of Szczuczyn,
This is a translation of the Yiddish portion of Hurban Kehilat Szczuczyn
Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Szczuczyn (Poland)
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By Joyce Field
This translation would not have been put on the Yizkor Book web site without the efforts of many people. Dr. Alex Stone had the translation for many years in a typed format, which he sent to people upon request. He was eager, however, to get a wider audience for it. It wasn't until Tauna Abel, a friend, acquired a scanner and took the considerable time to scan, correct, and format the text that we were able to acquire this translation for our web site. We must also acknowledge the efforts of Lance Ackerfeld, who was able to find a member of the Szczuczyn landsmanschaft, Yitzhak Wertman, to give us permission to publish the translation on our web site.
Along with his signed permission to JewishGen to publish this translation on our web site, he wrote a touching note, which moved me so much that I wish to reprint one part here. Mr. Wertman wrote, "I have received your letter in which you ask my permission .Not only do I agree to this initiative but I am very happy that there is still somebody who is interested [in] publishing a book of Jewish life and culture which existed in the towns and villages of Poland until the extermination of the Jews by the German murderers."
Mr. Wertman would be totally amazed if he knew how many people are interested in these yizker bikher.
|Foreword in Hebrew and Yiddish Yeshiah Skubelski||3|
|Jews in Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Until Their Destruction Yeshiah Skubelski||7|
|The Cooperative Bank in Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Borukh Zeml||40|
|How the Jews of Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Struggled and Suffered Chaye Soika-Golding||44|
|The Destruction of the Jews in Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Document||62|
|My Experience during the-Second World War Moyshe Farbarovits||66|
|My Experience during the-Second World War Fishl Mikhalski||87|
|Life in a Bialystok Bunker Chayeh Golding-Keyman||90|
|The Last Night With My Children in the Bialystok Prison Chayeh Golding-Keyman||99|
|Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) My Old home Ruven Finklshteyn||110|
|Memorial Prayer and the El Meyleh Rakhamim for the Destroyed Kehilah of Shtutsin (Szczuczyn)||112|
The Creation of the Gmiles Khesedim Fund in the Name of the K'dushe Shtutsin (Szczuczyn), Z.L., in Israel
|In Memory of our Beloved Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Borukh Fishl Zeml||116|
|The Great Mitsveh; of the Gmiles Khesedim Meyir Grinfeld||119|
|The Solemn Declaration of the Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Society of New York Heyman Horovits||124|
|The Gmiles Khesedim Fund in the Name of the Martyrs of Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Yeshiah Skubelski||126|
|The Old and New Gmiles Khesedim Ruven Finklshteyn||133|
|The General Account of the Gmiles Khesedim Fund||136|
|Former Residents of Shtutsin (Szczuczyn) Now Citizens of Israel||138|
|The Managing Committee and Auditing Commission of the Gmiles Khesedim Fund||147|
|List of Photographs|
|Szczuczyn entry from Beth Hatfusoth|
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