This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #yizkorbooks #poland

Bruce Drake

Nobody knew how or when he arrived in the town. He had quietly appeared several decades previously as one of the groups of beggars who made the rounds to the doors.
But in all the years he lived there, he had a personal secret he kept in a small notebook.
The tragic day finally arrived when the deep secret became known to everybody. He was childless and isolated in his death. His death lifted the veil from the secret and it quickly became a wonderful legend in the town, one that is described in “Shmuele the Walker,” a chapter from the Yizkor book of Czyżew-Osada, Poland.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel