JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general
Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
This week's excerpt (http://bit.ly/2bkJAQx) 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.
[MOD. NOTE: original URL - http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/zgierz/zgi555.html ]
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:
Silver Spring, MD
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel