Announcing the Publication of the Yizkor Book of Jaroslaw, Poland #announcements #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates
JewishGen Press is proud to announce our 133rd title: Jaroslaw Book: a
Memorial to Our Town.(Jarosław, Poland). This is the English Translation of
Sefer Yaroslav: gal-'ed le-zekher 'irenu.
Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Yitzhak Alperowitz
Project Coordinator: Susan Rosin
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind and Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger
Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11", 268 pages with original photographs
Jaroslaw's development was founded on its great 16th and 17th century fairs,
in which Jewish merchants played a prominent part. During its triennial fall
fair, the town often hosted meetings of the Council of Four Lands-the
central administrative body of the Polish Jewish community. By 1738, about
100 Jewish families lived in the town. By 1921, Jews numbered 6,577, about
33 percent of the population.
The city was captured by the Germans on September 10, 1939. On September 28,
they ordered the Jewish population to assemble in the Sokol sports field.
Some 7,000 people were deported across the San River to Soviet-occupied
territory. Jews had to hand over all items of value, and all their property
was taken. On the Soviet side, it was difficult for them to find food,
shelter, and work. In summer 1940, many were exiled to the Soviet interior.
But several hundred of the exiles survived, while those in east Poland were
killed by the Germans between 1941 and 1944.
Generations of rabbis, Torah scholars, intellectuals, and Zionist leaders
lived, wrote, and taught in Jaroslaw.
May this Yizkor Book serve as a memorial to all the victims of the Shoah
For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and
cultural information that can provide a picture of the environment of our
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