Re: The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell #poland


With the permission of the Author, Henry (Harry) Lew, BIALYGen has added
information about this important book to our website. provides a brief
introduction, links to two interesting articles, and a book review by
Australian freelance reviewer Diane Carlyle. provides an
index to the surnames referenced in the book.

All Bialystokers owe a debt of gratitude to Harry Lew for the translation
and publication of the English version of this first-hand memoir of the
destruction of Jewish Bialystok. Thank you.

Mark Halpern
BIALYGen Coordinator

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I enclose the following information for any one interested. "The Stories
Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell" by Rafael Rajzner and Henry R. Lew
is now available. You can read articles on it by putting "Rajzner Lew" into
a google search. This book is an English adaptation of Rafael Rajzner's
"The Annihilation of Bialystoker Jewry" previously published by the
Bialystoker Centre in Melbourne, Australia, in Yiddish, in 1948. The task
of getting this book into English was a three year effort and was performed
with the voluntary help of 22 righteous translators worldwide. Their
separate story is also included in the book. Anyone interested in acquiring
a copy of the book can contact me at

Henry R. (Harry) Lew
North Caulfield

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