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


Anne Vaccari
 

At the end of each week, we have been featuring excerpts >from Yizkor
books in JewishGen's archive. (If you are not familiar with the
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, please click on this link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/faq.html )

"The Past Revisited" >from the Yizkor book of Piotrkow, Poland is
another story of a return "home" after the war and the Holocaust. Ben
Giladi walked the streets that had once been alive with Jewish shops
and street life but "now everything was closed and empty." He
remembered the delicatessen where "delicious wursht and parovkes had
been a gastronomical treat." He saw the schoolyard where he had seen
Jews being killed. The synagogue still stood but was roofless and with
its interior destroyed. "Such are the memories we cherish," he wrote.
"They are more than nostalgia for a home town. They are the memories
of our earliest beginnings. Earliest beginnings may not always be
pleasant, but they remind us of our youth and of our flesh and blood.
We honor these all the days of our lives." You can find it here:
https://tinyurl.com/y3wdma63
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Anne Vaccari

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