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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

This week's excerpt ( is >from the Yizkor book of Zgierz
in central Poland about seven miles >from Lodz. In 1932, it had a Jewish
population of 4,547.
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This chapter recounts the story of a small group of Jews trying to flee to
Russian-controlled territory in 1939 to escape the Germans. There are many
accounts in Yizkor books of "righteous gentiles" - those that did their best,
often at risk to themselves, to show humanity to Jews in the years of the
Holocaust and even see to their safety. Such a story is told here by W. Ben
Shimon in "This Must Also Be Written..."

You can find the excerpt here:

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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