Memorial Book of Goniadz Poland

Translation of the
Sefer Yizkor Goniadz
(Goniądz, Poland)

Published by the JewishGen Press
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Originally in Yiddish, Hebrew and English
Edited by Moshe Shlomo Ben-Meir (I. Treshansky) Published in Tel-Aviv, 1960
Translation Project Coordinator: Suzanne Scheraga Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 548 pages with all illustrations

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Memorial Book of Goniondz is a translation of the Yizkor book first published in 1960 by its many Jewish inhabitants to memorialize a town that no longer exists, but is still in their hearts. It recalls the economic, social, and educational, and often turbulent history of the community though recollections, stories and poetry. There are vivid accounts of the horrors of World War II by the very individuals that experienced the death and devastation, including lists of those that survived and those who perished. But there are also loving tributes to the people, organizations and activities that enriched their lives and filled them with pride. This translation passes on their lost world to future generations.

Read the details in the survivors’ own words as they remember and bring to life the once vibrant Jewish community of Goniądz. Today there are no Jews living in Goniądz.

Goniądz, Poland is located at 53°29' North Latitude, 22°45' East Longitude and is 17 miles SE of Grajewo, 29 miles NW of Bialystok, 46 miles WSW of Grodno.

Alternate names for the town are: Goniądz [Polish], Goniondzh [Yiddish], Gonyendz [Russian], Gonyadz, Gonyandz, Gonyondz, Gonyondzh, Goniondz

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Trzcianne 11 miles SSW
    Knyszyn 13 miles SSE
    Jasionówka 14 miles ESE
    Korycin 15 miles E
    Radziłów 16 miles WSW
    Suchowola 16 miles ENE
    Grajewo 17 miles NW
    Rajgród 17 miles N
    Wąsosz 18 miles W
    Szczuczyn 19 miles WNW
    Tykocin 20 miles S
    Janów Sokolski 20 miles E
    Sztabin 20 miles NE
    Jedwabne 23 miles SW
    Zawady 23 miles S
    Wizna 25 miles SW
    Choroszcz 25 miles SSE
    Stawiski 26 miles WSW
    Augustów 27 miles NNE
    Wasilków 27 miles SE
    Dąbrowa Białostocka 28 miles ENE
    Ełk 29 miles NW
    Białystok 29 miles SE
    Sidra 29 miles ENE
    Rutki 30 miles SSW

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