The Shtetl' Fletcher  BIEGELAJZEN

 

"Meir Holtzman, Memoirs",  Tel Aviv 1999,
Private edition, Hebrew, partial translation to English at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gombin2/gombin2.html
 

Page 212

Translated by Ada Holtzman

 


The Biegelajzen Family of Gombin, Poland
Source: Mindy Prosperi, a granddaughter
 

 

I had seen the photograph of the Biegelajzen family and I decided to dedicate to him a few words.
BIEGELAJZEN was a  male nurse by profession and was considered as a half doctor. He was the "felczer", the village healer.


He took care of my dying father Eliahu after was harshly beaten by anti-Semites on one of his occupational trips in Poland.
I still remember him coming to his good friend all the time but nothing helped and my father died. It was in 1922 and I was only 8
years by then, but I remember this very well. BIEGELAJZEN was our family friend and came to visit us often afterwards.
 

I remember his optimism and his calming and soothing treatment whenever someone was sick at the shtetl. If  you look for an image
of a family doctor, the example of BIEGELAJZEN is the model to follow.

 

Meir Holtzman, Kibbutz Ramat Hashofet, 1998

 

 

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