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.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/JewishGen.org/posts/1760796263942521

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

Bruce Drake

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