Project dedicated to the memory of my late father Meir Holtzman z"l, Gombin 1914 - Kibbutz Evron 1998.

"Gombin: dos lebn un umkum fun a Yiddish shtetl in Poylin"

"Gombin: The Life and Destruction of a Jewish Town in Poland"

Gombiner Landsmanschaft in America, New York, 1969.

The Yiddish part, translated to Hebrew by my late father, Meir Holtzman who was born in Gombin 1914 and left the shtetl on July 1939. He died 16 September 1998, before seeing his work, for which he dedicated the last months of his life, completed and published in Hebrew. He was very hopeful that the Yizkor book will be published in Hebrew so that descendants from Gombin will learn about the heritage of their ancestors, their life in the shtetl, their dreams and their tragedy... He worked very hard to achieve this, but his sudden illness followed by his death, kept him from seeing this project fulfilled. This web page is dedicated to his memory.

Translation from Hebrew to English by Ada Holtzman - Israel.

Dr. Ida Cohen Selavan Schwarcz - Israel translated from Yiddish the monograph of Jacob Rothbart : "Yiddishe Baalei Mlachot in Gombin".

Clarice Gostinsky Horelick translated from Yiddish to English 3 articles on June 2003.

I thank JewishGen for hosting this web page, Joyce Field for her patience and persistence and John Berman for his efforts and dedication.

WE REMEMBER JEWISH GOMBIN!

Tel Aviv, 16 January 2000

The Yiddish Part

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 (Pages 227 - 228)

 

  page
A Poem Mikolai Gibs 5
Introduction Jack Zicklin 7
Deserved Recognition Louis Philips Pochekha 9

FIRST PART

Gombin's History from Early Times Until The First World War

The History of Gombin A. Sh. 13
Gombin and the 1905' Events Jacob M. Rothbart 21
Jewish Artisans in Gombin Jacob M. Rothbart 28

SECOND PART

Between the Two World Wars

The Social and Cultural Life M. Guyer 49
The Public Work Haim Rejfl 53
Gombin and its Rabbis Michael Rozenblum 60
Israel: The Religious Life E. Finkelsztejn 64
My Years at the "Bund" in Gombin Jakob Cyrmelinski 65
The "SKIF" (the Bund Youth Movement) in Gombin L. Wolman 72
The Zionist Movement Rivka Frenkel Halperin 74
The Beginning of the Zionist Movement Louis Philips Pochekha 77
Khalutzim (Pioneers in Eretz Israel) Zelig Ettinger 82
Hashomer Hatzair Abram Ettinger 84
I Go to Eretz Israel Bella Tiber Cypris 87
The Yiddish Library Sydny Guyer 89
The Drama Circle Simcha Chaja 91
The Sports Associations Wolf Maintczik 94

THIRD PART

Der Khurban - Shoa - Holocaust

Der Khurban, The Destruction, Shoa   99
Poems: God His His Face ;

I Want to Walk Here Once More

Rajzel Zychlinski 100
The Destruction of Gombin Jacob Grziwacz 102
I Survived Auschwitz Ben Guyer 104
Di Shul Brent - the Synagogue Burns Hania Shane Tajfeld 115
Survived as an "Aryan" (the English part p. 67) Rose Greenbaum-Dinerman 116
Saved by a Peasant Family (the English part p. 56) Albert Greenbaum 128
Jewish Children at the Concentration Nazi Camps Jakob Frenkel 141
"Survived in Soviet Russia" Abraham Seideman 146

FOURTH PART

Personalities, Images and Charachters of Gombin

Rabbi Yehuda Lajb Zlotnik A.I. 165
Rajzel Zychlinski Abraham Szulman 167
Henoch Goldszmidt M. Guyer 170
Marek Wolfowicz Dzunia Wolfowicz 173
My Father: Reuven Pochekha Louis Philips Pochekha 175
My Brother, Meir Zeideman Abraham Zeideman 177
Images and Charachters of Jewish Gombin M. Rothbart 179
Arie Zilberstein, the Candle Maker Julius (Jona) Green 197
Gombiner Jokes   201
YIZKOR   215

FIFTH PART

The Gombiner Landsmanschaften

Gombin - America - Gombin Sam Rafel 305
A Visit to the Gombin House in Tel Aviv Louis Philips Pochekha 212
       

 

The English Part

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 (Page 162)

A Few Words Jack Zicklin 5
Deserved Recognition Louis Philips Pochekha 9

GOMBIN - THE LIFE OF A JEWISH SHTETL IN POLAND

A Monograph of the Shtetl Gombin Jacob M. Rothbart 13
My Shtetl Gombin Henry Greenbaum M.D. 25

THE YEARS OF DESTRUCTION

In the Gombiner Ghetto and in the Nazi Camps Ben Guyer (Benjamin Chaja) 45
Saved by a Peasant Family Albert Greenbaum 56
Survived as an "Aryan" Rose Greenbaum-Dinerman 67
Gombin Children in Nazi Camps Jack Frenkel 79
Survived in Soviet Russia
see also:
http://www.zchor.org/seideman/Full_sto.htm
Abraham Zeideman 83

THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GOMBINER SOCIETIES

A Sacred Task Sam Rafel 99
History of the Gombiner Young Men's in America Jack Zicklin 105
The Activities of the Ladies Mrs. Yetta Rafel 111
Some of the Former Presidnts of the Gombiner Organization   112
The Organization in Newark Nathan Kleinert 115
The Gombiner in Detroit Louis Philips Pochekha 119
Chicago   123
IN MEMORIAM   125

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