The Book of Zambrov
(Zambrów, Poland)

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Translation of
Sefer Zambrow; Zambrove

Editor: Y. T. Lewinsky

Published in Tel Aviv 1963


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Zambrów Hebrew and Yiddish Tables of Contents

[Translator's note: This is the Hebrew Table of Contents, starting at NYPL scan 18.]

Translated by Jerrold Landau

Title Author Page(s)
A. These are the Annals of Zambrow   17-103
From History Yom Tov Lewinsky 19-41
  a. When did Zambrow become a City?   19
  b. Rights of the City   20
  c. The First Sign of Jews   20
  d. The Name of the City   21
  e. The Political Situation   21
  f. Geography and Topography   22
  g. Jews Build the City   23
  h. From When were there Jews in Zambrow   24
  i. T. Tyktyn Oversees the Jews of Zambrow   25
  j. The Jews of Zambrow in 1716   26
  k. Cieciorki does not Belong to Zambrow   28
  l. To whom does Sendzowo Belong?   29
  m. The Founding of the Burial Society (Chevra Kadisha) in 1741   30
  n. There was still no Communal Organization in 1767   30
  o. The First Cemetery in 1828   32
  p. The Synagogue and Study Halls   33
  q. The Bathhouse   35
  r. “Prszwionta”   36
  s. The Army Region   36
  t. The Post Office   37
  u. The First Fire   38
  v. Gangs   39
  w. The Second Fire   41
     
  From Days Gone By Mendel Cybelman 48-72
  a. Reb Moshe and Reb Yisrael the elders of the Beadles (Shamashim) in Zambrow   48
  b. The Russian Army Expands the City Bounds   49
  c. The Barracks   51
  d. The Veteran Families of Zambrow   52
  e. Prayer Houses   53
  f. The Head of the Rabbinical Court and the State Appointed Rabbi   54
  g. The Cholera Epidemic   54
  h. Father on a Horse   55
  i. The Expulsion of the Magid Reb Elyakim Getzel   56
  j. The First Fire   57
  k. The Coronation of Nikolay II and the Closing of the Jewish Taverns   59
  l. The Russo-Japan War of 1905   60
  m. Murder in the Forest   61
  n. Army Rebellion Sprouts Up in Zambrow   62
  o. Fear of Pogrom   63
  p. The False Accusation of the Revolution in Zambrow: The Tailor and the Strongman, Pillage of the Army Fund, Pillage of Josef Pilsudsky, The Holiday of the Constitution   64
  q. Imprisonments   70
  r. The Second Fire   72
     
Zambrow at the Head of the Suwalk-Lomza Kolel in Jerusalem Yom Tov Lewinsky 80
Blood Libel Tovia Fenster 82
Miscellaneous Aryeh Golombek  
  a. I am the Commissar of Zambrow   85
  b. Two Tables   87
  c. The Power of Father of Blessed Memory   88
  d. The Holiday Festivities of the Jewish Tailors in the Russian Army   88
  e. A Jewish Soldier Defends the Honor of Jewry   89
How Disturbances were Prevented in Zambrow Sender Syckowsky 91
During the time of Emergency Sender Syckowsky  
  a. Saving the City from Fire   95
  b. With the Rise of Independent Poland   97
  c. The Murder of Szklubyn the Pharmacist   98
Three Who Made Aliya to the Land of Israel Yom Tov Lewinsky  
  a. The Elder Shamash Kucapa   99
  b. Mendel the Partial Carpenter   100
  c. Pesach the son of the Winemaker   101
Jablonka Yosef Kruliwicky 103
     
B. The Destruction   106-217
In Memory of Mother (a poem) Yelin (Translated by Yom Tov Lewinsky) 108
On the Threshold of the Sunset Yom Tov Lewinsky 109
Blood, Fire and Pillars of Smoke Yitzchak Golombek (Translated by Yom Tov Lewinsky) 119
  a. Zambrow the Vista of My Hometown   119
  b. The War Between Poland and Germany   120
  c. The Beginning of the Expulsion of Ostrow-Mazowiecki   120
  d. The War Between Russia and Germany   121
  e. The Terrible Tuesday   122
  f. Negotiations Regarding a Ghetto for the Jews   124
  g. A New Aktion   124
  h. Preparations for Entering the Ghetto   125
  i. Life in the Ghetto   126
  j. The Typhus Epidemic   126
  k. Jews Give Over their Possessions to the Gentiles   127
  l. Glicksman and the “Truth” on his Lips   128
  m. In the Forest   129
  n. We Left Our Mother in the Forest   130
  o. Third Day in the Forest   131
  p. The Way to the Barracks   132
  q. The Entrance to Hell   132
  r. I Escaped from the Camp and Returned   133
  s. Bread for Starvation   134
  t. The Exiles of Lomza Prepare a Desertion   135
  u. The Tidings…   136
  v. Glicksman the Go-Between   136
  w. Preparations for the Journey   137
  x. In the Czyzewo Train Station   137
  y. We are not Going to Treblinka   138
  z. To the Birkenau Camp   139
  aa. In the Bathhouse   140
  bb. Block Number 21   141
  cc. Traveling to Buna   142
  dd. Typhus Epidemic in Buna   143
  ee. In the Hospital   144
  ff. The Murder Apparatus at Auschwitz-Birkenau   145
Black Tuesday Yitzchak Golda 159
Collection of Testimony Yitzchak Golda 161
A Brand Plucked from Fire Recorded by Yosef Yerushalmi from the Mouth of Yosef the son of Berl Lewinsky 168
A Letter from that World (Natan Smoliar)   178
The Piercing of Death B.Tz. Gvurin 181
We Organized a Partisan Group – Adventures Yitzchak Stupnik 183
A Zambrow Native at the Head of the Fighters of the Minsk Ghetto   187
The Third Fire Izak Malinowicz 190
Four Graves Yosef Sowiecki 194
The City After the Destruction   215
On the Ruins Chaya Zukerowicz-Netzer 216
A Letter of Correspondence (poem) Moshe Wiliamowsky (translated by Y. L.) 217
     
C. Beis Midrashes, Rabbis, Clergy   219-302
The Rabbi's Melody (relevant to page 258)   220
Houses of Worship and Communal Institutions 50 Years Ago Yom Tov Lewinsky  
  The White Beis Midrash   221
  The Red Beis Midrash   228
  The Synagogue   232
  Chevra Shas   236
  Beit Chassidim   238
  Rabbis   241
  Rabbi Lipa Chaim   241
  Rabbi Yisrael Salanter in Zambrow Shalom Avner Bernstein 242
The Holy Rabbi Rabbi Dov-Menachem Regensberg may G-d avenge his blood   245-270
A Small City and a Great Rabbi Yisrael Ulsha 246
From the Words of his Grandson (Written by David Pels)   249
At the End of the Century   251
Sated in Years   253
His Studies   254
His Activities   255
His Relationship to Zion   257
Written by his grandson Heshel   258
His Home is his Wife Naomi Blomerozen 259
The Spark Turned into a Flame Yisrael Lewinsky 261
At the Rabbi's Table Pinchas Broder 266
His Strength of Spirit S. Sickowsky 267
The Prophesy of the Rabbi Yosef Krulewicky 268
The Rabbi of Zambrow Spoke Chaim Groda (translated by Y. L.) 269
Rabbi Aharon Yaakov Klopfisz, the Rabbi's Son-in-law Y. Masheoli 271
Rabbinical Judges    
  Rabbi Zalman Kaplan   276
  Rabbi Shabtai Kramarsky   277
  Rabbi Avraham Goronczyk of holy blessed memory   278
  The Chief Rabbi of the Israel Defence Forces – Colonel Shlomo Goren may he live long Yom Tov Lewinsky 279
  Rabbi Yudel Shochet may G-d avenge his blood   281
  Rabi Berl Nigowczer   283
  Rabbi Leib Rozing   284
Cantors    
  Reb Pinchas and his wife Shifra; Reb Shlomo Wismunsky   285
Preachers (Maggidim) Yom Tov Lewinsky 287
  Reb Elyakim Getzel Lewitan   287
  Reb Akiva Rabinowicz   290
  Reb Alter (Moshe-Zalman Orowicz) the Maggid   291
  Shamai Leizer   292
  Chaim-Velvel Pow   293
Scholarly Women Yom Tov Lewinsky 295
  a. Hashka the Carpenter   295
  b. Beila the Fat   295
  c. Heni-Itka   296
  d. Bluma the Blind   296
  e. Pesha Golombek   297
  f. Grandmother Rivka Gittel   297
  g. Chaya Zukerowicz   297
  h. Women who Received a Pension from the Community   298
  i. Malka Cymbel   299
  j. Sheina-Mindel   299
Scribes – Eliezer Pow   302
     
D. Education and Culture   303-354
Yeshiva Yom Tov Lewinsky 305
Cheders Yom Tov Lewinsky 307
  Bercha the Melamed (Teacher)   308
  Fishel   309
  Yehoshua   309
Thunderstruck Yisrael Lewinsky 311
Reb Meir Feivel the Melamed Chaim Ben-Dor 313
Reb Yisrael Lewinsky of blessed memory Yom Tov Lewinsky 315
The Modern Cheder of Feivel Zukerowicz   319
A Teacher and Educator Yaakov Tobiasz 321
From the Words of Students: Naomi Blomerozen, Aryeh Kosowsky   327
The Russian People's School Yom Tov Lewinsky 327
The Yiddish People's School Yom Tov Lewinsky 328
The Borochov School   329
The Polish People's School Yom Tov Lewinsky 332
With the Approach of the Holocaust   333
The Spinoza of Zambrow Aryeh Kosowsky 334
The Polish Gymnasium in Zambrow Tzvi Slowik-Zamir 336
Alter Rotenberg Yom Tov Lewinsky 338
The Library Yom Tov Lewinsky 340
Dramatic Clubs Yom Tov Lewinsky 347
Maccabee Sh. Gutman 349
     
E. Folklore   355-410
  a. Statements, Songs, Idioms   357
  b. Agricultural Folklore According to the Annual Calendar of Zambrow   375
  c. Purim in my Town   384
  d. The Fifth Year (1905)   389
  e. The “Brogez” (Anger) Dance   393
  f. The Miserables   395
Alter Koti   395
Avraham Berl Klein   396
Moshel “Kolike”   398
Birech the Mute   398
Kachke   400
The Daughter-in-law of the City Meir Zukerowicz 401
An Act of Treason Yisrael Lewinsky 404
Kometz Aleph O Mendel Cybelman 407
     
F. Factions   411-454
The Zionist Movement Y. Lewinsky  
  Prior to the first World War   413
  Renewal of the Movement   417
  Youth Organizations Sh. Gutman 419
  Poale Zion, Young Zion, Bund, Communists   427
Worker's Movement   429
Poale Zion Pinchas Bruder 429
The Zionist Youth Movement Tzvi Zamir 432
  a. Pirchei Zion   432
  b. Herzliya   432
  c. Tzeirei Zion Youth Movement   434
  d. Hechalutz   436
  e. Hachsharah   437
  f. Actualization   437
The Founding of the First Hashomer Hatzair Ch. Ben-Dor 438
Seven Reasoned Responders, Productive Work (The Founding of Young Hechalutz) Ben Zion Sandak 438
The Disturbances of 5689 (1929) Aryeh Kosowsky 439
The Hashomer Hatzair Branch Yehuda Serbrowicz 439
Torah Vaavoda Tzvi Chanit 444
Zionists Yaakov Grabes 444
Zionists: The Tree that was Cut in the Midst of its Growth (Yitzchak Sucharowicz) M. Sabidor 447
Levi Poziner A. Kosowsky 448
Avraham Hershel Kagan M. Burstyn 448
Michael Jawkowsky Tz. Zamir 450
Noach Zukerowicz   451
Yechezkel Zamir   452
Noach Zamir, The Ratoswicz Brothers, Chaim Silberstein, Pesia Furmanowicz Tz. Z. 453
     
G. Families   455-518
The House of Mashka the Koritker And her son Binyamin Tenenbaum Yisrael Lewinsky 457
Chronicle of Three families (From An Oak in the Storm) Professor Berl Mark 460
  a. Between Radzilowa and Zambrow   460
  b. Grandfather and Grandmother   461
  c. A Visit to Zambrow   463
  d. Mother Rachel Leah   464
  e. Aunt Sarake and Uncle Aharon-Leibl   466
  f. My Uncle Yitzchak Blomerozen   467
  g. My Uncle Alter Mark   467
  h. Chezki Mark   468
  i. Chezki is sent to a Desolate Place   471
  j. In the Footsteps of Chezki   472
Good Jews and Exemplary Farmers Yehoshua Golombek 479
The Golombek Family Y. Lewinsky 480
Father's Home Tzvi Zamir 485
Yaakov Tzvi Zukerowicz Yosef Srebrowicz 487
The Family of Gershon Srebrowicz Y. S. 488
Reb Shmuelke Wiliamowsky Y. Lewinsky 489
The Kushar Household Yosef Yerushalmi 490
The Yerushalmi Family Yosef Yerushalmi 492
Reb Avraham Shlomo Czinciol Yisrael Lewinsky 494
The Civic Leader Reb Avraham Aba Rakowsky (Avcha) Yom Tov Lewinsky 497
Bibliographical List of the Writings of A. A. Rakowsky (not complete)   505
My Forbears the Martyrs of Hebron A Shmuel Gutman 506
Parental Home and Scenery of my Native Town Ahuva Greenberg 508
The Aliya of Reb Yehoshua Binyamin Kwimkoler Recorded by Yisrael Lewinsky from the mouth of his son 512
Binyamin Kanan, Yaakov Yeshaya Cohen Y. Lewinsky 513
The Cinowicz Family Rachel Slocky-Rosenblum 514
Lipman Slowik Ch. Ben-Dor 514
Baruch Surawicz, Avraham Rozen Y. Lewinsky 514
Elia Rodniker-Goren Y. Lewinsky 515
Dr. Yosef Feinsilber Y. Lewinsky 516
Memorial Candles Chaya Kosowsky 517
     
H. Work and Industry   519-575
Small Scale Manufacturing in Zambrow Y. Lewinsky 521
Three Flourmills: a. Grajansky, b. Goldin, c. Feifer Y. Lewinsky 522
Tradesman Y. Lewinsky 525
Reb Tovia Skocanadak   528
Elinka Y. Lewinsky 528
My Father Reb Moshe Aharon the Builder Chaim Ben-Dor 530
My Father Itza the Bricklayer From his Son Sender, Recorded by Yisrael Lewinsky 537
Reb Nachman Yaakov Rotenberg, Wagon Drivers Yisrael Lewinsky 540
The Shoemaker from Gosz, Y. Sh. Kukawka Y. Lewinsky 542
Binyumka the Shoemaker Y. Lewinsky 543
Moshe Yosef the Paver Yisrael Lewinsky, from the mouth of Sender Sickowsky 544
Natan (Noska) the Bricklayer Naomi Blumerozen 546
Yisrael Poiker (the Drummer) Yaakov Grabes 547
Sabbath Festivities   548
Beila the Milk Woman A. Kosowsky 549
Shmuelka Zerah and Zundel A. Kosowsky 549
These I Remember Tzvi Chagit 550
Portraits of Town Natives in the United States Mendel Cybelman 552
Social Assisance Yom Tov Lewinsky 555
Tending to Guests (Hachnasat Orchim)   555
Physicians   557
Medics   558
Poorhouse   560
Ahavat Achim Organization Yisrael Lewinsky 560
Help and Arrangements for Refugees Y. Lewinsky 561
Linat Hatzedek Y. Lewinsky 562
Shlomoke Czinciol, Women's Organization Y. Lewinsky 564
A Group of Letters about the Bad Material Situation of the Jews of the City   566
Centas   569
Gemilat Chasadim Fund   571
Father and the Gemulut Chasadim Society Ch. Ben-Dor 573
Mother, Alta Sokolicha Chava Sokol 575
Missing: Moshe Klopfisz of blessed memory   577
Chava Sokol-Almog Tz. Zamir 578
Golda Zarimowska-Rotkowicz Tzvi Zamir 578
Brands Plucked from the Fire   579
     
I. Zambrow Natives in the Diaspora   581-610
Our Brethren in the United States   581
The Workers' Circle Branch 149 Mendel Cybelman 581
The Aid Committee of our Natives in Chicago Mendel Cybelman 584
The History of the Zambrow Society in the United States Yitzchak Rozen 588
From the Book of Minutes Yom Tov Lewinsky 589
The United Assistance Organization Moshe Eizer 594
Natives of our City in Mexico Yitzchak Rotberg 598
Natives of our City in Argentina Boaz Chmiel 602
Chaim Yosef Rodnik of blessed memory   605
Organization of Natives of our City in Israel Tz. Zamir 606
     
Yisgadal Veyiskadash Shmei Rabba…   611
Memorial Days in the Annals of the City Y. Lewinsky 612
Yizkor – 64 monuments to 400 deceased – most of whom perished in the Warsaw Ghetto   613-624
     
Abridged Content in English   1-69

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Yiddish Table of Contents

Translated by Jerrold Landau

[Translator's note: Starts in the middle of NYPL scan #21. Overlaps to a large degree with the Hebrew, but there are discrepancies, and many of the page numbers are different. In some cases, the titles of the same article were worded differently in English and Yiddish. I preserved the differences in wording.]

Title Author Page(s)
Index of Photos   13
Name Index   14-16
Hebrew and Yiddish Tables of Contents   18
A. These are the Annals of Zambrow   17-105
From History Yom Tov Lewinsky 17-47
  a. When did Zambrow become a City?   19
  b. Rights of the City   20
  c. The First Sign of Jews   21
  d. The Name of the City   21
  e. The Political Situation   22
  f. Geography and Topography   23
  g. Jews Build the City   24
  h. From When were there Jews in Zambrow   27
  i. T. Tyktyn Oversees the Jews of Zambrow   28
  j. The Jews of Zambrow in 1716   30
  k. Cieciorki does not Belong to Zambrow   31
  l. To whom does Sendzowo Belong?   31
  m. The Founding of the Burial Society (Chevra Kadisha) in 1741   35
  n. There was still no Communal Organization in 1767   36
  o. The First Cemetery in 1828   37
  p. The Synagogue and Study Halls   41
  q. The Bathhouse   42
  r. “Prszwionta”   43
  s. The Post Office   44
  t. The First Fire   44
  u. Gangs   47
  v. The Second Fire   47
     
From Days Gone By Mendel Cybelman 48-80
Introduction   48
  a. Moshe Shamash and my Father Yisrael David   49
  b. In the Second Half of the 19th Century   51
  c. The Zambrow Barracks   55
  d. The Good Times Begin   57
  e. My Father Rides a Horse and Drives the Cholera Out of the City   59
  f. The Expulsion of the Magid Elyakim Getzel from Zambrow (1895)   60
  g. The First Fire   62
  h. Nikolay II is Coronated over Zambrow (1896)   65
  i. A Jewish Murder (1905)   67
  j. The Revolutionary Parties   68
  k. A Rebellion in the Zambrow Barracks   70
  l. According to a Zambrow Businessman – Exposing a Revolutionary Military Organization   71
  m. A Theft from the Military Treasury   72
  n. Pilsudsky Plunders the National Treasury in Wysokie Mazowieckie   74
  o. Zambrow in 1905   75
  p. They Arrested Me   77
  q. Fear of a Pogrom in Zambrow   79
  r. The Second Fire   80
     
Zambrow at the Head of the Suwalk-Lomza Kolel “Distribution” in Jerusalem   81
Blood Libel Tovia Fenster 82
Miscellaneous Leib Golombek 85
  a. I am the Commissar of Zambrow   85
  b. Two Tables   87
  c. Father's Intermediation   87
  d. The Holiday Festivities of the Jewish Tailors in the Russian Army   87
  e. A Jewish Soldier Defends the Honor of Jewry and Averts a Pogrom Sender Syckowsky, transcribed by Yisrael Lewinsky 93
At Wartime Sender Syckowsky transcribed by Yisrael Lewinsky 95
  a. Saving the City   95
  b. With the Rise of Independent Poland   97
  c. The Murder of Szklubyn the Pharmacist   98
Three Who Made Aliya to the Land of Israel Yom Tov Lewinsky  
  a. The Elder Shamash Kucapa and his wife   99
  b. Mendel the Partial Carpenter   101
  c. Pesach the son of the Winemaker   102
Jablonka Yosef Kruliwicky (Buenos Aires) 103
     
B. The Destruction   106-218
In Memory of Mother (a poem) Tzalka Yelin 108
On the Threshold of the Doom Yom Tov Lewinsky 109
The Last 5-6 Years   109
A City Starves, Who Will Help Us, The Help Committee in Chicago   111
From A Bundle of Letters   112
Jewish Zambrow is Empty…   112
Culture Struggle Brings In Life   113
Pickets   113
The Market   114
Assistance Committee for Zambrow in Chicago   115
Linat Hatzedek   115
The Beginning of the End Yitzchak Stupnik 116
A Letter to the Land of Israel   117
Blood, Fire and Pillars of Smoke Yitzchak Golombek 119-157
  a. My Native Town   119
  b. The War Between Poland and Germany   120
  c. The Expulsion of the Jews of Ostrow-Mazowiecki   122
  d. The War Between Russia and Germany in 1941   123
  e. The Terrible Tuesday   126
  f. Negotiations Regarding a Ghetto for the Jews   128
  g. A New Aktion   130
  h. Preparations for Entering the Ghetto   132
  i. Life in the Ghetto   132
  j. The Typhus Epidemic   133
  k. Jews Give Over their Possessions to Gentile Hands   135
  l. Glicksman and his “Truth”   137
  m. In the Forest   137
  n. We Left Our Mother in the Forest   140
  o. My Third Day in the Forest   141
  p. The March to the Barracks   142
  q. The Entrance to Hell   143
  r. I Escaped from the Camp and Returned   145
  s. Bread for Starvation   147
  t. The Exiles of Lomza Prepare to Flee   147
  u. The Tidings…   148
  v. Glicksman the Go-Between   149
  w. Preparations for the Journey   149
  x. In the Czyzewo Train Station   150
  y. We are not Going to Treblinka   150
  z. March to the Birkenau Camp   152
  aa. Into the Bath!   152
  bb. Block Number 21   153
  cc. Traveling to Buna   154
  dd. Typhus Epidemic in Buna   155
  ee. In the Hospital   156
  ff. The Murder Apparatus at Auschwitz-Birkenau   157
Black Tuesday Yitzchak Golda 159
Collection of Testimony from a Christian   165
Out of the Fire Moshe Lewinsky, transcribed by Yosef Jeruzalimsky 168
A Letter from that World (From Nuska Smoliar)   178
The Piercing of Death B.Tz. Gvurin 181
We Organized a Partisan Group – Death Sentence Yitzchak Stupnik 186
A Zambrow Native at the Head of the Fighters of the Minsk Ghetto   188
The Third Fire Izak Malinowicz 190
The Holocaust Survivors: Heartrending Outcome Plucked From Fire, 2 Central Addresses – Jerusalem and New York Yosef Sowiecki 197
The Food Packages   199
Moshe Icer and Yosef Mawecki   201
From a Bundle of Letters (36 letters from Surviving Brethren to the American Assistance Committee)   201-210
Redemmed Souls: Beinush Sarni   211
Chana Koperman Y. Lewinsky 211
After the Destruction (Excerpts from a Letter)   215
On the Ruins Chaitsha Zukerowicz –Netzer 216
I Write a Letter (a Poem) Moshe Wiliamowsky (Williams) of blessed memory 217
     
C. Beis Midrashes, Rabbis, Clergy   219-302
The Rabbi's Melody (Text on page 256)   220
Houses of Worship and Communal Institutions 50 Years Ago Yom Tov Lewinsky  
  The White Beis Midrash   221
  The Red Beis Midrash   228
  The Synagogue   233
  Chevra Shas   236
  The Hassidic Shtibel   238
  Rabbis, the First Rabbi   241
  Rabbi Lipa Chaim   241
  Rabbi Yisrael Salanter in Zambrow Shalom Avner Bernstein 242
The Holy Rabbi Rabbi Dov-Menachem Regensberg may G-d avenge his blood   245-270
A Small City and a Great Rabbi Yisrael Ulsha 246
From the Words of his Grandson   250
David Writes   250
At the End of the Previous Century   251
In Old Age   252
His Studies   253
His Activities   254
His Relationship to the Land of Israel   255
Related by His Second Grandson, Hershel   255
The Rabbi's Home Naomi Blomerozen 259
The Spark Turned into a Flame Yisrael Lewinsky 261
At the Rabbi's Table Pinchas Broder 266
His Strength of Spirit Sender Sickowsky 267
The Prophesy of the Rabbi Yosef Krulewicky 268
The Rabbi of Zambrow Spoke Chaim Groda 269
Rabbi Aharon Yaakov Klopfisz, the Rabbi's Son-in-law Y. Masheoli 271
Rabbinical Judges    
  Rabbi Zalman Kaplan   276
  Shepsl the Judge   277
  Rabbi Avraham Goronczyk of blessed memory   278
  The Chief Rabbi of the Israel Defence Forces – Rabbi Shlomo Goren Yom Tov Lewinsky 279
  Rabbi Yudel Shochet Yoef Yismach 281
  Rabi Berl Nigowczer   283
  Rabbi Leib Rozing   284
Cantors    
  Reb Pinchas and his wife Shifra; Reb Shlomo Wismunsky   285
Preachers (Maggidim) Yom Tov Lewinsky 287
  Reb Elyakim Getzel Lewitan   287
  Reb Akiva Rabinowicz   290
  Reb Alter (Moshe-Zalman Orowicz) the Maggid   291
  Shamai Leizer   292
  Chaim-Velvel Pow   293
Scholarly Women   295
  a. Hashka the Carpenter   295
  b. Beila the Fat   296
  c. Heni-Itka   298
  d. Bluma the Blind   298
  e. Pesha Golombek   298
  f. Grandmother Rivka Gittel   299
  g. Chaya Zukerowicz   300
  h. Women who Received a Pension   300
  i. Malka Cymbel   301
  j. Sheina-Mindel   301
Scribes – Eliezer Pow   302
     
D. Education and Culture   303-349
Yeshiva Yom Tov Lewinsky 305
Cheders Yom Tov Lewinsky 307
  Bercha Sokol   307
  Fishel   309
Yeshia the Melamed (teacher)   309
Thunderstruck Yisrael Lewinsky 311
Reb Meir Feivel the Melamed Chaim Ben-Dor 313
Reb Yisrael Lewinsky Yom Tov Lewinsky 315
From my Notebook Yisrael Lewinsky, Feivel Zukerowicz 319
A Teacher and Educator Yaakov Tobiasz 321
The Russian-Yiddish School Yom Tov Lewinsky 329
The Borochov Yiddish People's School   329
The Yiddish-Polish People's School   332
With the Approach of the Holocaust   333
The Spinoza of Zambrow Aryeh Kosowsky 335
The Polish Gymnasium in Zambrow Hershel Slowik 336
Alter Rotenberg Yom Tov Lewinsky 338
The Library Yom Tov Lewinsky 340
Dramatic Club Yom Tov Lewinsky 348
Maccabee Sh. Gutman 349
     
E. Folklore   355-410
From my Childhood Yom Tov Lewinsky 357-401
  a. Statements, Songs, Idioms   357
  b. The Green Jewish Calendar of Zambrow   375
  c. Purim in my Town   384
  d. The Fifth Year   389
  e. The “Brogez” (Anger) Dance   393
  f. The Miserables   395
Alter Koti   395
Avraham Berl Klein   396
Moshel “Kolike”   398
Birech the Mute   400
Kachke   400
The Daughter-in-law of the City Meir Zukerowicz 401
A Story with a Stranger Yisrael Lewinsky 405
Kometz Aleph O Mendel Cybelman 407
     
F. Factions   411-454
The Zionist Movement prior to the First World War Y. Lewinsky 413
  Renewal of Zionist Activity   416
  Youth Organizations Shmuel Gutman 419
  Poale Zion, Young Zion   419
  Bund   420
  Communism   420
The Bund Workers' Party Y. Lewinsky 421
The Renewed Bund Y. Lewinsky 424
The Workers' Movement Y. Lewinsky 429
The Poale Zion Movement Pinchas Bruder 429
Zionist Youth Movements Tzvi Zamir 432
Hashomer Hatzair Chapter Yehuda Sreberowicz 443
Zionists Yaakov Grabes 444
Yitzchak Sucharewicz: The Tree that was Cut in the Midst of its Growth (Yitzchak Sucharowicz) M. Sabidor 447
Levi Poziner A. Kosowsky 448
Avraham Hershel Kagan M. Burstyn 448-449
Michael Jawkowsky Tz. Zamir 450
Noach Zukerowicz Tz. Zamir 452
Yechezkel Zamir   452
Noach Zamir   452
The Ratowowicz Brothers   453
Chaim Silberstein, Pesha Furmanowicz Tz. Zamir 453
     
G. Families   455-518
Mashka the Koritker and her son Binyamin Tenenbaum Yisrael Lewinsky 458
A Chronicle of Three families (From An Oak in the Storm) Professor Berl Mark 460
  a. Between Radzilowa and Zambrow   460
  b. My Grandfather Avraham Moshe Blumerozen and my Grandmother Breincha   461
  c. A Visit to Zambrow   464
  d. Mother Rachel Leah   466
  e. Aunt Sarake and Uncle Aharon-Leibl   468
  f. My Uncle Yitzchak Blomerozen   467
  g. My Uncle Alter Mark   467
  h. Chezki Mark   468
  i. Chezki is Sent to the Far East   476
  j. In the Footsteps of Chezki   477
Good Jews and Exemplary Farmers Yehoshua Golombek 479
The Golombek Family Y. Lewinsky 480
Father's Home Hershel Slowik 485
Reb Yankel Zukerowicz Yosef Srebrowicz 487
Gershon Srebrowicz   489
Reb Shmuelke Wiliamowsky Y. Lewinsky 490
The Kushar Household Yosef Jeruzalimsky 491
The Jeruzalimsky Family Yosef Yerushalmi 492
Reb Avraham Shlomo Czinciol (Fracht) Yisrael Lewinsky 494
The Golden Flag: Avcha Rakowsky Yom Tov Lewinsky 497
My Forbears the Martyrs of Hebron A. Shmuel Gutman 506
Parental Home Ahuva Greenberg 508
A Jew Travels to the Land of Israel Recorded by Yisrael Lewinsky from the mouth of his son 512
Binyamin Kanan, Yaakov Shaya Kahn Y. Lewinsky 513
The Cinowicz Family Rachel Slocky-Rosenblum 514
Lipman Slowik Ch. Ben-Dor 514
Baruch Surawicz Y. Lewinsky 514
Avraham Rozen Y. Lewinsky 514
Elia Rodniker Y. Lewinsky 515
Dr. Yosef Feinsilber Y. Lewinsky 516
Let us Light Candles Chaya Kosowsky 518
     
H. Work and Industry   519-580
Small Scale Industry in Zambrow Y. Lewinsky 521
Three Mills Y. Lewinsky 524
Tradesman Y. Lewinsky 525
The Zambrow Jewish Proletariat Eliezer Pow 527
Reb Tovia The Candle Lighter   528
Elinka Y. Lewinsky 529
My Father Reb Moshe Aharon the Builder Chaim Ben-Dor 530
My Father Itza the Bricklayer From his Son Sender, Recorded by Yisrael Lewinsky 539
Reb Nachman Yankel Rotenberg, Wagon Drivers Yisrael Lewinsky 540
The Shoemaker from Gosz Y. Lewinsky 542
Yaakov Shlomo Kukawka Y. Lewinsky 543
Binyumka the Shoemaker Y. Lewinsky 544
Moshe Yosef the Paver Yisrael Lewinsky, from the mouth of Sender Sickowsky 544
Noska the Bricklayer Naomi Blumerozen 547
Yisrael Poiker Yaakov Grabes 548
Sabbath Festivities   548
Beila the Milk Woman Aryeh Kosowsky 549
Shmuelka Zerah and Zundel A. Kosowsky 549
These I Remember Tzvi Chagit 551
My Zambrowers -- Yudek Kozak Mendel Cybelman 552
  Herman Yagoda   552
  Markowicz the Lawyer   553
  Betzalel   553
Social Assisance Yom Tov Lewinsky 555
Tending to Guests (Hachnasat Orchim)   555
Medical Aid   557
Medics (Feldschers)   558
Physicians   559
Poorhouse   560
Ahavat Achim Organization Yisrael Lewinsky 560
Help and Arrangements for Refugees Y. Lewinsky 561
Linat Hatzedek Y. Lewinsky 562
Shlomoke Czinciol Y. Lewinsky 564
Women's Organization   564
The Assistance Fund of the Handworkers' Association   567
Dark Waves are Fast Approaching   567
Who Knows What Will Happen With Us?   569
Centas   569
Beiza Singer   570
Gemilat Chasadim Fund   571
Mother, Alta Sokolicha Chava Sokol  
Images: Moshe Klopfisz of blessed memory   577
Chava Sokol   578
Golda Zarimowska-Rotkowicz   578
Those Saved from the Nazi Inferno   579-580
     
I. Zambrow Natives in the Diaspora   580-610
Our Brethren in the United States Mendel Cybelman 581
The Workers' Circle Branch 149 (Zambrower) Mendel Cybelman 581
The Zambrower Aid Committee in Chicago Mendel Cybelman 584
The History of the Zambrow Society in the United States Itche Rozen 585
From the Book of Minutes, 1940-1943 Yom Tov Lewinsky 589
The Zambrow United Assistance Organization Moshe Eizer 594
Remarks Yom Tov Lewinsky   596
Zambrowers in Mexico Yitzchak Rotberg 597
Zambrowers in the Landsmanschaft Organization of Lomza, Zambrow and Region, Buenos Aires (Argentina) Boaz Chmiel 599
Chaim Yosef Rodnik (memorial)   604
Zambrower Organization in Israel Tzvi Zamir  
List of Zambrowers in America who Subscribed to the Book   610
     
Yisgadal Veyiskadash Shmei Rabba…   611
Memorial Days in the Annals of the City Y. Lewinsky 612
Yizkor – 64 memorials to 400 murdered natives of our city   613-625
     
Abridged Content in English   1-69


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