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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

As disheartening it is to recall the anti-Semitism and pogroms that made life
miserable for the Jews in the years before the Holocaust, there is some sense
of satisfaction to be taken >from "Jewish Young Men Give the Cossacks a Lesson,"
a chapter in the Yizkor book of Lowicz in central Poland. The story actually
takes place in Bolimow about ten miles to the east of Lowicz. Envision a group
of Cossacks, after a few bottles of whiskey, galloping on their horses through
the marketplace with whips in their hands, being confronted by a few young
Jewish men, still in their fringed shawls. As the author says, "It was a sight
to be seen," and so was the outcome.


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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