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

Bruce Drake

The Evacuation >from Ksiaz >from the Yizkor book of Miechov, Charsznica and Ksiaz
(near Krakow in Poland) recounts the first stages of how the Germans and their
henchmen uprooted and eventually destroyed Jewish communities that had existed for
generations. It started with the Germans demanding that Jews hand over their
valuables and belongings, while Christian neighbors hovered close by looking
for bargains among the things that soon-to-be-banished Jews left behind. Even worse
was the fact that the herding of Jews into wagons and carts to be taken away >from
their homes occurred on the Sabbath. The pain was enormous, unbearable. Not because
of the property and belongings left behind did the heart ache, but the desecration
of the Shabbat that they were forced to perform and for the fact that we were
forced to leave the town in which Jews had resided for tens of generations.


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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