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Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine - Translation of Sefer Horodenka Shimon Meltzer

Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Horodenka, Ukraine - Translation of Sefer Horodenka

Shimon Meltzer

Published March 10th 2014
ISBN : 9781939561152
Hardcover
560 pages
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 About the Book 

This book is the translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the town of Horodenka, Ukraine (Sefer Horodenka) The history of the Jewish community of Horodenka in Eastern Galicia began in 1743. Only in the eighteenth century did the Jews become a significant part of the town. In the period of 1870 to 1927, the average percentage of Jews in the towns population was between 33% and 40%. The rich Jewish culture that developed in the town is described in this book. It all came to an end in June 1941, when the Nazis invaded Russian territory- according to reliable evidence about 3,000 adults and children were murdered in 1941 and 1942 in three Actions. Several young Jews escaped this fate by joining the partisans in the forests on the other side of the Dniester River. Thanks to their eye-witness accounts and the memoirs of other residents who left before the war, we have this book which provides a picture of the town, so that researchers and descendants of emigrants from the town can learn of the history of this once-thriving Jewish community that no longer exists. 558 pages, 8.5 by 11, hard cover, including all photos and other images Also known as Gorodenka. Located at Latitude 48 40 and East Longitude 25 30.