Life and Death in Shadow of the Forest;
The Story of Suprasl

(Poland)

53°13' / 23°21'

Translation of Hayim ve-mavet be-tsel ha-ya'ar


Editor: Ya'akov Patt

Israel, Committee of former Supraslers, 1991


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Hayim ve-mavet be-tsel ha-ya'ar; Life and death in shadow of the forest;
The story of Suprasl. ed. Ya'akov Patt. Israel, Committee of former Supraslers, 1991 (H,Y,E)


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LIFE AND DEATH

IN THE SHADOW OF THE

FOREST

The Story of Suprasl -

A Shtetl in Eastern Poland

Published with the assistance of "Amos Fund" Jack and Genia Liberman.

© All Rights reserved by the Author Printed in Israel by "Murag"

Dedicated with love to:
Haya, Boaz and Hanna, Galit, Maor and Vered, Batia and Avi, Orli-Zehava and Corey-Pinchas

...For man is a tree of the field... its branches grow according to its roots...

The Author


CONTENTS

Life and Death in Shadow of the Forest .......................................... 3
      A Town on the Way to the Forest ................................................. 9
  Foreword...................................................................................... 11
  Preface.......................................................................................... 12
  About the Author........................................................................... 13
On the Banks of the Suprasl River.................................................. 15
  The Birth of a Jewish Community................................................... 17
  The Jewish Community between the Two World Wars................... 20
  Industrial and Economic Development............................................ 22
  The Bitter End of the Cytron Family............................................... 24
The Cytrons - The Story of a Jewish Dynasty................................. 26
The War Years.................................................................................. 33
  Suprasl during the Holocaust.......................................................... 42
  Treblinka - Suprasl Jewry's Graveyard........................................... 46
  Historical Dates during the Holocaust in Suprasl............................. 48
  Bialystok - a Jewish City that is no More....................................... 49
  The Krinki Connection.................................................................. 49
  Tomash Wishniewsky................................................................... 52
  Return to Childhood Haunts.......................................................... 53
  The House in the Shadow of the Palace......................................... 54
Yizkor - The Necrology List of Suprasl........................................... 172
Yizkor - to the Memory of Former Supraslers............................... 176
Names of the Generous Contributors............................................. 180
 
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