This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

Many of the Yizkor book excerpts I post here have a particular subject, but
I sense >from comments I've received that readers also enjoy accounts that
paint a general picture of life in a shtetl that exudes the texture, feel and
sound of a community. Such is the case with "Daily Life in the Town" >from the
Yizkor book of Golub-Dobrzyn in Poland, about 100 miles northwest of Warsaw. It
recounts the passage of the seasons, the unpaved roads, the joys taken in fairs
and market days when "the town would awaken as if to a new life," the tribulations
of the poor and the "pious women" who served the town as community volunteers.
"There was a long list of customs that were specific to the town," Avraham Dor
writes. "Some had been initiated during periods of joy, others in periods of
grief. But with the passage of time, as new ideas made their way into the
small towns, including our own, some of these customs fell into disuse."


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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