The Shtetl' Fletcher BIEGELAJZEN
"Meir Holtzman, Memoirs", Tel
Private edition, Hebrew, partial translation to English at: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/gombin2/gombin2.html
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
Last updated May 18th, 2008