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Eric Baizer <jazz@...>
 

* Rare Accounts Of Post-pogrom Podolia Featured
In Second Online Issue Of Felshtin Newsletter *

(Santa Barbara, CA, May 8, 2000) - Although the Ukrainian shtetl of
Felshtin, today called "Gvardeyskoye", is probably best known for its
bloody pogrom of February 1919, Felshtin endured for several more
decades =97 albeit with great famine and persecution =97 until its
destruction in the holocaust.

Thanks to the groundbreaking yizkor book published in New York in 1937,
a great deal is known about the Felshtin pogrom and shtetl life of that
era. However, relatively little has been written about post-pogrom
Felshtin. To address this information gap, the second issue of the
online Felshtiner Landsleit: The Newsletter of the Felshtin Society,
presents a number of first-time English translations that provide new
insights into Jewish life in the Podolia region of Ukraine, including:

-- an excerpt of Tova Perlsthein's important memoirs about life in Kupel
and Podolia after the pogroms

-- Mina Huberman's account of her visit to Felshtin in 1931

-- the extraordinary testimony the Felshtiner Etya Tsalevich, who
survived execution in a Nazi extermination camp

-- a profile of the last Jewish person born in Felshtin

Also featured in this issue are Dr. Mike Nevins' portrait of the
attorney who defended the man who assassinated of the architect of the
pogrom; Rabbi Danny Nevins' reflection on the contemporary meaning of
Felshtin; a tribute to Felshtin's Rabbi Yisroel Kitover; and Dr. Mel
Werbach's listing of Felshtin archival materials in the state archives
of the Khmel'nitsk Region.

Issue 2 of Felshtiner Landsleit: Newsletter of the Felshtin Society may
be viewed at www.west.net/~jazz/felshtin/ The website also features a
number of other resources, including a detailed bibliography for
Felshtin and Jewish Ukraine.

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