This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general
Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
Yizkor books are full of accounts of Jewish communities menaced by violence and
attacks >from gentiles or full-scale pogroms that caused much death and bloodshed.
There are also many stories of towns where local Jews formed self-defense groups to
fend off these threats as much as they could, sometimes successfully and sometimes
not. "Massacre in Beitch" >from the Yizkor book of Biecz, Poland has a somewhat
different twist: a new officer of the gendarmerie, who the townspeople initially
assumed was Christian, and became a savior when a "wild mob" of over three thousand
had gathered to do their worst.
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel