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

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

According to its Yizkor book, "Stryj on earth was destroyed by the
Nazis in 1943, in the year 5703 of the Jewish era." Eleven years after
the extermination of the Jews in this Ukraine town, Jonah Friedler
recounted the terrible and blood-chilling events that began with the
arrival of the Germans, the establishment of the ghetto, and the
hardships and horrors the people suffered not only >from the Nazis, but
especially the Ukrainians who he called "the axe in the hands of the
Gestapo." Friedler's account can best be summed up in his own words:
"Death is a dreadful thing, but sevenfold more dreadful was the way
that led to it."


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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