Announcing the publication of the Yizkor Book of SOCHACZEW, Poland #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates #announcements


Susan Rosin
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is pleased to announce its 121st title:
Memorial Book of Sochaczew (Poland); Translation of Pinkas Sochaczew

Original Yizkor Book was published Jerusalem in 1962

Translation Project Coordinator: Jan Meisels Allen
Editors: A. Sh. Sztejn, G. Wejszman
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff-Hopper
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Photo Processing: Sondra Ettlinger

Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11", 670 pages with all original illustrations and
photographs.
The book is available from JewishGen for $38

Sochaczew, located in central Poland is a town about 44 miles due west of
Warsaw, whose Jewish presence dates back to the 15th century. The first
reported Jew in town was in 1463 - a doctor. Life was not easy for the Jews
due to an alleged "blood libel" in the mid- 16th century, and the rabbi was
sentenced to death, along with several other inhabitants. In the 19th
century the Jewish community grew. Sochaczew became a great Hasidic center,
first led by Tzaddik Abraham Bornsztajn.
The synagogue was destroyed when the Nazis occupied the town in September
1939, and the town was destroyed during World War ll. Many of the Jews ended
up in the Warsaw ghetto and some ended up in the Skarzyko Work Camp. 4,000
Jews lived in the town at the start of the war. Few survived. Today, there
are no Jews in the town.

This Yizkor book contains many first-hand accounts and personal remembrances
of the survivors and immigrants from the town and serves as a fitting
memorial to this destroyed Jewish community and in addition bears witness to
its destruction.

For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and
cultural information that can provide a picture of the environment of our
ancestors.

Consider this book as a gift for a family member or a friend.

For all our publications see: https://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

For ordering information see:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Sochaczew.html


Susan Rosin
Yizkor Books In Print


ireneplotzker@...
 

I recently ordered and received this. I had been waiting for years for a full translation and am delighted with it!
This was my grandfather's (Velvet Grundwag, later William Greenwald) birthplace. His mother was Brocha Libert., father Fischel Grundwag. I found Grundwags and Liberts when I first looked at this book on Jewish Gen some years ago and have been in contact with some descendants. However, I can't figure out just how I am related to the Grundwags in Israel, who are descended from those named in the book, nor the Liberts who went to Chicago.  I will review what I have for additional clues. (Anybody out there know either of these families?)

Irene Greenwald Plotzker 
Wilmington, Delaware