In memory of my beloved uncle Shika (Yeshayahu) Bruk of blessed memeory, son of Miriam and Eliezer, born in Nowogrodek, Poland 12.1.1912, killed in Israel in a car accident on 17.7.1977, with the elderly son Yoav z"l.

WE REMEMBER THE DISPLACED PERSONS (DP)!

Eschwege, DP Camp in Germany, 17.10.1946: Shika Bruk with Ben Gurion, during his visit for the election to the 22th Zionist congress.

Shika Bruk was a Halutz (a pioneer) from Nowogrodek, who was among the founders of Kibbutz Negba. During 2 years, 1946-7 he served as a "Shaliach", in the Jewish Brigade and was stationed in various DP (Displaced Persons - refugees of WWII) camps in Germany.


A ceremony which took place in DP camp Bremenhaven on 13 July 1949 to mark the 50,000th refugee' sailing to America
Source: "Yad Chaya Lashoah, the Jewish Legacy Museum in NYC - Israel Gutman, Holocaust Encylopedia, Yad Vashem vol. IV, page 924

Links

Displaced Persons - DP Camps in Germany

The Politics of Spiritual Rehabilitation in the DP Camps by Judith Tydor Baumel


Shika Bruk IN the forest near the Farenwald DP camp, 6.4.1946

Collections of letters and articles of Shika Bruk's friends from the period of his service as a "Shaliach", a delgate of Eretz Israel in the DP camps on German territories.

Click the image to read (in Hebrew) the paragraph.

Page 10: Letters to Kibbutz Negba

Page 9: "About my friend Yhoshua", Eliezer Rabinowicz, Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet

Page 8: Cont. page 7

Page 7: "With Shika in his mission in Germany", Jakob Ron, Kibbutz Eilon

Page 6: To Shika in the farewell party of the Kibbutz, from Tzvi Z.

Page 15 - Cont. p. 14

Page 14: "To see such a proud Jew with an upright bearing" by Zvi Baumer

Page 13: Letters, cont.

Page 12: Letters, cont.

Page 11: Letters, cont.

Page 20: Cont page 19

Page 19: Cont. page 18

Page 18: Cont. page 17

Page 17: Letters to Hana, the wife and the mother

Page 16 - Cont. p. 15

Page 21: Epilogue


 

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 Last updated December 27th, 2002