Re: Swislocz - Sislevich in Yiddish #general


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

See also The Shtetl Book edited by Diane K. Roskies and David Roskies,
probably out of print.
Ida


From: Bernard Lis [mailto:BerLis@comcast.net]
Sent: Saturday, November 15, 2003 10:41 PM


I just borrowed a copy of a book (paperback) called "Voices >from the
Yiddush", edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg. Published by the
University of Michigan Press 1972..
it's a collection of essays, memoirs, diaries >from many different people.
One chapter that I read was"Swislocz: Portrait of a Shtetl" by abraham
Ain. This is the town that my father was from.

In the census of 1847 there were 997 Jews. in 1897 there were 2,086 Jews
out of a total of 3,099 people.
The book describes what life was like in about 21 pages.
No names are mentioned.

Bernie Lis
West Bloomfield, Michigan

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