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


Bruce Drake
 

Many Yizkor books have portraits of humble people who are unlettered, poor, mocked and who eke out their living in the lowliest professions. But over their lives, they prove their worth, and even mark those lives with acts of nobility. Such is the case with Noyke, the title character of this excerpt from the Yizkor book of Wyszkow, Poland.
Noyke was a “simpleton,” could not read a single letter of Hebrew and often the target of derision (not to mention a beating) from young people. But when the town came under attack by German planes, it was Noyke who “ran through the streets and shouted: ‘Jews, save yourselves! Jews! Jews! Save yourselves!’”
And he ended his life as a hero.


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel


harveyrw@...
 

Once we clicked on the url it used to bring up the Yizkor book page. For example, the Yizkor book of Wyszkow.. Now clicking k brings up a general information page on Yizkor books. How do i read the Wyszkow book extract?

Harvey Weisthal
harveyrw@...
Stoughton M


Bruce Drake
 

Harvey

if you go to the excerpt on the FB page, you’ll find at this at the bottom if my introduction:

You can find the book here: https://bit.ly/35zmbpF

(In this case, the Noyke excerpt is the second one down)

i generally don’t put in the paragraph that goes out on this email list because the point is to get people to go to the FB page

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring MD