Publication of the Bendery Moldova Yizkor Book Translation #general


Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 64th title,
"Yizkor Book of Our Birth Place: Bendery, Moldova
Translation of Kehilat Bendery; Sefer Zikaron"
in hard cover.

Original Hebrew and Yiddish Yizkor Book published by the Bendery
Societies in Israel and the United States 1975
Editor of the Original Yizkor Book: M. Tamari and Dina Ginton
Editor of this English Translation: Gloria (Schwartzman) Green

Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 714 pages with all illustrations of the
original Yizkor book,

List Price: $65.95 Available on Amazon for around $49

Located along the Dniester River, control of the town of Bendery
changed over the course of several hundred years: >from the Ottoman
Empire to Russia (as part of Bessarabia); >from Romanian then Nazi
occupation to Soviet control. Since 1992, Bendery is a city within
Moldova under de facto control of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian
Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). Surrounded by rich farmlands with
excellent market transportation, in the early 1900s it was also rich
with scholars, musicians, and other artists among its over 10,000
Jewish residents. Visiting cantors, opera troupes and theater
companies added to the depth of the cultural life. It was a notably
benevolent -- kind -- community, providing a wide variety of social
services. Visiting Jewish soldiers always knew that by standing
outside of one of the many synagogues on Friday evening they could end
up with a place at a Shabbat table.

During that time period and across several decades, the close knit
Jewish community in Bendery began to find themselves at great risk,
with oppression descending into pogroms in cities and villages around
them. Impressively, the Jewish young people in Bendery organized
themselves for self-defense to neutralize anti-Semitic threats against
their people. Over time, strong Zionist beliefs led many to make
Aliyah to the Land of Israel. Those left behind suffered greatly at
the hands of Romanians, locals, and Germans during the Holocaust. In
this book you will find "documents and testimonies, descriptions and
images of outstanding personalities and ordinary folk, public
institutions, Heders, synagogues and academies, schools and libraries,
youth movements and sports clubs, choirs and drama groups. They all
contributed a great love for Jewish culture and tradition, the Land of
Israel, Renaissance and pre-revolutionary Russian literature and
culture."*

* M. Tamari -- Bendery Yizkor Book, The Book, pg. 5.

Alternate names: Bendery [Russian], Bender [Yiddish, German, Turkish],
Tighina [Romanian], Benderi, Tehinia, Tigina, Tiginia

Region: Bessarabia

Researchers and descendants of this and nearby towns will want to have
this book.

For more information, go to:

https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Bender.html

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 64 titles available. To see
all the books, go to:

http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Tiraspol 9 miles E
Copanca 11 miles SE
Causeni 13 miles S
Slobozia 14 miles ESE
Petrovca 20 miles WNW
Corjova 23 miles NW
Grigoriopol 23 miles NNW
Velyka Mykhaylivka, Ukraine 26 miles NE
Lisne, Ukraine 26 miles S
Razeni 26 miles W
Rozdilna, Ukraine 30 miles E
Criuleni 30 miles NNW

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a lovely
Chanukah gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $32 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $49 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@...

Email to ybip@... to get prices for other locations outside
of the US.

PS. Can we suggest this book as a birthday, anniversary or Chanukah
gift for someone special in your family?

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

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