WORLD COMMITTEE                                  IRGUN YOTZEY PLOTZK

for the                                                                     BE-ISRAEL

PLOTZK MEMORIAL BOOK                       (Plotzker Association in Israel)

 

 

 

PLOTZK

(PŁOCK)

 

A HISTORY OF AN ANCIENT JEWISH COMMUNITY IN POLAND

 

 

Editor:

ELIYAHU EISENBERG

Vice-Chairman, Plotzker Association in Israel

 

 

 

 

"HAMENORA"

Publishing House

Tel-Aviv, 1967

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Images of the Past

llustrations

I have added all the names of the people in the photographs which appear only in Hebrew or Yiddish captions! I apologize in advance for any spelling error I might have had and will correct if be advised of such error.

I believe that the order of the people is usually from right to left, but in most of the photographs it is unfortunately not mentioned. I also added source of the image when was not available in English and the date it was taken, when available but not mentioned in the English caption. My hope is to scan all the photographs and post in the Internet in the near future. I welcome any volunteers who agree to help me in this important task. "There is a whole world behind each name"... Every martyr had a name and a face and a history... The photograph which captured it commemorated the person for eternity.

Ada Holtzman, April 19th, 2004, Yom Hashoah 5764

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A

Jewish Plock – A map

cover

B

Poland, – a map

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General View of Plotzk in 1627 (source: "Notatki Plockie" 5/39, 1966

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Page of the Plotzk communal inventory-book (1616) (Historical Archives Jerusalem)

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An appeal by the Jubilee Volume Committee, published on the occasion of the Community's 700th anniversary 1237-1937. Names on the appeal: M. Altberg, I. Sarna, Sz. Nichtberger, A. Plonskierowa, A. Blay

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The old market square in 1870

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Ahron Kahanstam, the teacher and educator

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The Jewish Hospital

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Old Age Home, founded by the Flatau family

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Danziger Synagogue ("dos kleine beit-nudrashl") - Nahum Sokolov studied here in his youth

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Nahum Sokolov

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Great Synagogue - Front view

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The Mikve (Ritual Bathhouse)

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"Milk for Babies" Committee 1936 ...Mrs. Plonsker, Lyfszyc, Mrs. Kowalska, Mrs. Goldkind, Blay

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13

Children's Welfare Board Standing (from right to left): Dr. M. Marinstras, Mrs. Ostrower, Byrzunski and more

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14

Passover Seder with Jewish soldiers. Sitting: Drabynka, Szymanski, Puterman, Zwirek, Turkeltaub, Dr. Bresler, Zwirek

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The members of the "Vaad Hakehila" with the Talmud Torah Committee (1936). Sitting: Puterman, Sochaczower, Alberg, Dr. Bromberger, Szymanski, ..., Zylberberg Eliahu (the community secretary), Zylberberg icchak Meir, Lajb Kilbert (chairman of the community), German, Rabbi Ajdelberg, Kanarek, Szperling.

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The wall and inscription which remained at the cemetery

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The road to the cemetery

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Fishl Fliderblum, the last Chairman of the Kehila (1939)

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Lejb (Levek) Kilbert - chairman of the community

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A. Samson, chief Cantor of the Synagogue

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The Jewish Hospital on the name of Icchak Fogel

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Physicians and nurses of the Jewish Hospital, 1930 Sitting: Madelion sisters, Rozenfeld, Plocer; doctors: Dr. Kadisz, Dr. Bresler, Dr. Fajnberg, Dr. Frankowski, Benjamin Luszynski, sister Sz. Hazan, "feltcher" Rozenfeld (standing).

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The public worker Mrs. Altberg, with her daughter Emma, the Piano player

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The regional conference of the Jewish Cooperative Bank Workers in Plotzk, Aoril 1933. In the middle: the regional inspector: Eng. Szalman.

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The management and staff of the Jewish Cooperative Credit Bank Sitting: Sz. Epstein, Y. Kruk, M.Alberg – the chief director, A. Graubard, N. Graubart Standing (on top): Szwarc, Nachmanowicz, Kroin, Mendelson, Taub, Karasek Standing (in the middle): Flaks, Y. Magnes, Grynszpan, Kalman

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Management of Merchants Bank and its staff, 1930 Sitting: members of the board: J. Galewski, M. Sochaczower, L. Kilbert, J. Zeligman, K. Kohen Standing: Alter (Kriszek), J. G. Chanachowicz, Gecel, Jasziewicz, Menchyk, Keselman, Zylberberg (Globus), Medalion

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General Offices of the Merchants Bank

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The entrance to the Jewish quarter – corner of the Jerozolimska, Grodzka, Stary Rynek

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A lane in the old Jewish quarter

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A lane in the old Jewish quarter

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The Main street of the Jewish quarter

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The Prashker House on Szeroka Street

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Bielska Street

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An anti-Semitic leaflet 1938

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Corner of the Tumska and Grodzka streets. Among the standing are: Zylber, Rozenblat, Kurstein, Berland and Szyf

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Grade Four of the Jewish Gymnasium (1919/20) In the middle: the manager Sz. Heling

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The students editorial committee of the Jewish Gymnasium, 1920 Standing: Glowinski, Staszyk, Holcman, Beker Sitting: Kotowicz, Wydawski, Szybek, Stern, Mucny

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Class with their teacher, Chava Meisels and Director Hirschberg

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A class with their teacher. Miss R. Cohen

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A class with Director Hirschberg and teachers D. Eisenberg and H. Zemel

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Grade seven of the Jewish Gymnasium with the director and their teacher Mr. Tzofes, 1925

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Grade Five of the Jewish Gymnasium with the director and their teacher Mrs. Goldkind, 1925

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Grade Five of the Gymnasium (1932) Sitting in the middle: the director Zylber, the Hebrew teacher Szkarlat

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Graduates of the Jewish Elementary school (1928) In the middle: the director Kagan and the teacher H. Rozental

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Graduates of the Jewish Elementary school (1937) Teachers: Eisenberg, Romner (Waserman), Cybolska, Bromberger, Hadasa Warsza, Nordenberg, Klajnman

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The teacher, Shmuel Penson in his thirties

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David Eisenberg, teacher at the Jewish Gymnasium

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Graduates of the Jewish Gymnasium (1927/8) On top: Kursztajn, Bezura, Gelbert, Winter, the teacher Goldman, the teacher Jarzombek, Lichtenstein, the teacher Hefter, Domb, Rusak, Gmach, Prusak, Kowalska. In the middle - the teachers: Goldkind, Fleming, Zylber (the director), Kohen, Horonski, ... At the bottom: Gmach, Kursztajn, Sakowa.

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Literary circle with the writer I. M. Weissenberg upon his visit to Plock. On top: Korzen, Berkenfeld, Ch. Flaks, Hazan, M. Flaks, J.J. Bursztyn Sitting: Wolret, J. Zeligman, J. M. Wajsenberg, Wajslic, Winter

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Programmes of the "Hazamir" performances, 1916-1917

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The building of the municipal theatre – destroyed by the Nazis

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Programme of a Purim Ball, 1914. Names mentioned: Bromerger, Nojman.

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A group of "Keren Kayemet" workers in their Purim costumes In the center: Josef Kohen, KK"L activist.

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Publications regarding the performance of "Agudat Zion" Names mentions in the announcement: Mrs. Lajzerowicz, Mr. Katowicz, Mr. Balban, Mr. Horowicz, Mrs. Nafrastek, Mr. Fliderblum, Mrs. Chirowska.

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Performance of Sholem Asch's play "Our Faith" in 1929 In the middle: the director Pesach Wolrat.

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Interior of the large Bet Hamidrash

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Interior of the Great Synagogue

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The Chassidic Rabbi, R' Chaim Shapiro

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The tombstone of Rabbi Chaim Shapiro hy"d – killed for Kiddush Hashem

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Yakir Warshawski during his trip to Egypt, 1914

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View of the town from the Vistula river

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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Avida (Zlotnik)

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Alfred Blay

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Zyshe Landau, the Yiddishe poet.

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The Building of the Jewish Gymnasium in the Kolegialna street.

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Grade Four of the Jewish Gymnasium (1922) The teachers: Dawid Eisenberg. Zilber (standing), Heling (the director), Mrs. Goldkind

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Manifest by the Jewish Gymnasium Names mentioned: F. Szperling, Dr. H. Bronberger, M. Bursztyn, A. Beker, F. Bzura, F. Wohlrat

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Grade Four of the Jewish Gymnasium, 1925

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Educational Board of the Jewish Gymnasium, 1924 Standing: Dawid Eisenberg, Gozik, Berek Zeligman. Sitting: ..., Pinkowska, Chawa Meisles, Czopes, Chana Zemel, Szwarc Sitting (in the front): ....., Hirszberg (the director), Goldkind

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Broadsheet of the "Relief Committee" of the Jewish Gymnasium. Name mentioned: Dr. A. Tartakower

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A group of "Akiba" youngsters, 1937 In the middle the leaders: Dawid Eisenberg, Benjamin Galewski

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Graduates of the Jewish Elementary school (1936) Teachers: Cybolska, Cinamon,Mrs. Nordenberg, Altman, Mrs. Bromberger, Fliderblum and Mrs. Raciazer, Eisenberg, Rozental (standing), Warsia Hadasa (standing).

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A group of youth-leaders prior to the Aliya of the first pioneers, 1920 On top: Gunszar, Blotnik (Josefun) Jecheskel, Mordechai Krubiner. In the middle: Icchak Krubiner, Szmidt, Elisza Czrnobroda (Jecheskeli), Naftali Rozanski (Shoshani), Josef Zyg. At the bottom: Horowic, Roza Goldkind Fruma, Goldkind Towa, Rubin Mosze (Mulek)

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From the collection of the "Di Shweren Zeite" "Difficult Times"

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Part of the Memorial Monument

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Collection of programmes of "Agudat Zion" Names mentioned: Nafarstek, Finkelstein, Rozenberg, Lajzeowicz, Szapira, Horowicz.

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Hebrew course of the "Agudat Zion", 1918 On top: Cymbalist, Plonsker, Kowadlo, Olszewer, Gutman, Szapira, Fyszel Flideblum In the middle: the two sisters Rozenblum, Nordenberg, ..., the teacher Chaim Fridman, the teacher Indelman, Nafarstek, Rozenblum Sczyg, At the bottom: Czarnobroda, Horowicz, ... Balaban, Kohen.

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Honor Guard in honor of the opening of the Hebrew University, 1925

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"Agudat Zion" Committee prior to the Aliya of Itzhak Fuchs (Ben-Shai) 1933 Standing: Azriel Kowalski, Kalman Kiper, Jecheskel Rotkopf, Mosze Rubin. Sitting: Mosze Sochaczower, Krur, Itzhak Fuchs, Dr. Fajnberg, Yoseg Galewski.

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Meeting of Jewish National Fund volunteers, 1924 In the center: Aharon Beker, chairman of "Agudat Zion"; Mordechai Bromberger, the certified representative of KK"L, Chaja Kowadlo, chair person of the Zionist women organization and Rabbi Jakob Aszkenazi.

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Azriel Kowalski

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Jewish National Fund Bazaar, 1932 Standing: Berland, Cyterblum, ..., Josef Rubin, Bronia Lichtenstein, Herszek Przincza, Chana Stern, Berta Lichtenstein, Azriel Kowalski, Mrs. Bzura, Rozencwaig, Eisenberg, Lichtenstein, Rotkopf, Prof. Eisenberg.

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Regional conference of Jewish National Fund, 1925 Sitting (people of Plock): Dawid Eisenberg, Aharon Beker, Mordechai Bronberger Standing at the top: Yitzhak Fuchs (Ben Ishai), Gdalia Cymbalist, A. M. Alter, Yechiel Fliderblum Standing in the second row: J. Warszawiak, Sz. Fridenberg (Har Shalom) At the bottom: Josef Rubin, Z. Liser, Pazanczewska, Azriel Kowalski

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The Wizo and Jewish National Fund Ladies' Committee (1926) Sitting: Mrs. Kruk, Kowalska, Widrowicz, Lichtenstein, Stern, Taub Standing: ..., Lajzerowicz, Wisinska, Rotkopf, Renbaum, ..., ..., Rotkopf, Racjozer

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Publications regarding the last Jewish National Fund Bazaar, 1939 Name mentioned: H. Hartglas (from Warsaw).

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"Keren Aliya" Committee, 1933 Sitting: Kowalski, Komorowska, I. Rubin, Bronka Florek, J. Fuchs (Ben Ishai) Standing: Prusak, Fridenberg (Har Shalom), D. Grinspan.

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Committee of the "Zeirey Zion", 1919 Standing: Josef Kohen, Balaban, Gold, Kalman, Fiszel Fliderblum, Kaliszer, Alter, Gonszur, Horowicz, ..., ..., Sitting: Zilberberg, Dawidowicz, Fiszel Wiszynski, Klara Lajzerowicz, Icchak Rubin, Szraga Warszawiak, Pinchas Czochowicz

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The first group at the agricultural training farm at Milodroz

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A group at the agricultural training farm at Milodroz with the owner Mr. Krakowski and representatives of the "Hehalutz".

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Members of the "League for Working Eretz Israel", 1933

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"Poale Zion S. Z." members with Leib Perlgritz upon his Aliya (1925)

313

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A group of friends prior to the Aliya of Berek and Clara Seligman, 1925

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A group of friends with Sh. Warshawiak and A. Papierczyk (Agmon), 1925

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A group of Poale Zion S. Z. members, prior to the Aliya of the Zimbalist and Fenigstein families, 1926

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The "Hechalutz" organization, 1926

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A group of Poale-Zion S. Z. and "Hechalutz" members (1930)

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Members of "Hechalutz" at a farewell party for Olim (new immigrants to Eretz Israel)

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Jewish National Fund Bazaar (1932) In the photograph: Rothopf, Lichtenstein, Jecheskel Kohen, Cytrynblum, Barland, Klamar, Morstein, Mrs. Cytrynblum, Jehoszua Rozenblum, Tonia Kowalska, Bzura, Lichtman

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Footballers of "Kraft" (later "Hapoel"), 1928 At the bottom: Rzelka, ..., Roza, ... Rozenblum. In the middle: Zender, Zielonka, Buchman. At the top: Taub, Bibola, Szwarc, Hewel, Kosowocki, Rozenblum, Kryszek.

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A group of Chalutzim (pioneers) in Eretz-Israel At the bottom: Perlgryc – Lubranicka, Perlgryc, Lajzorowicz, Hamburger First row: Agmon (Papierczyk), Icchak and Klara Zeligman and their children, Fliderblum Jechiel, Laboranicka, Zehavi-Goldszydt Second row: Ben Jakob-Jasziewicz, Agmon-Szlezinger, Fenigstein, ..., Kohen Menucha, Simchoni Goldszydt Mala, Simchoni-Wosolk Abraham, Iszai Jaszjewicz Azriel. At the top: ..., Ginosar-Gunszar, Lajzerowicz, Melnik-Hamburger, Melnik Icchak, Dancyger Szmuel, Kohen-Neszer irena, Neszer Arie.

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Committee of "Herzlia" Association, 1921 Standing: Mosze Rubin, Meir Kenigsberg, Mosze Zylberberg. Sitting: Wasserman, Szmidt, Zielonka, Dina Baran (Rubin)

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Committee of the "Herzlia" Association, 1919 Standing: Mosze Rubin, Plocer, Josef Rubin, Israel Galewski. Sitting: Szmidt, Benjamin Graubart, Dina Baran.

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"Agudat Zion" Committee prior to the Aliya of its Secretary, M. Rubin, 1935. Standing: A. Kowalski, Kiper, Rotkopf, M. Sochaczower. B. C. Globus Sitting: J. Galewski, Kruk, M. Rubin, Dr. Fajnberg, Rozencwajg

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The "Freiheit" stand at the JNF Bazaar, 1932 Standing: Zalke, Sz. Grinszpan Sitrting: Walfisz, ...

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Members of "Freiheit" upon the visit of the Chaverim (comrades) Yschaevitz and Perlgritz from Eretz Israel, 1930. In the center: the chairman Dawid Krotenberg.

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Entrance to the great Beth Midrash and the offices of the community

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The funeral cortege of Leib Cohn, passing through Synagogalna street (1935)

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Pinhas Schwarz (Kruk)

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Opening ceremony of the "Bund" Workers Library on the name of Michalewicz, 1930 Sitting, part of the presidency: J. M. Ilower, A. Cyprian, Korita, M. Ziskind, J. G. Bornsztein, Lichtemstein, Stupaj

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"Bund" leaders, 1936 Sitting: B. C. Jagoda, J. G. Burstyn, J. M. Ilower (Oliver), A. W. Zylbernerg, M. Ziskind Standing: L. Eliasz, A. Papiercyk, S. Lichtenstein, A. Cyperian, M. Jakobowicz

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Instructors of the scouts' movement "Hatzofim" leaders, 1916 In the center: Jakob Zeligman

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"Hashomer Hatzair" instructors, 1917 Standing: Stczygm Lew, Parwa, Sara Kivshani, Rozenberg, Szechtman, Lonia Prawa, Fema Kowalska, Meir Kanarek, Abraham Ostrower, Szczigelski Sitting: Mania Fliderblum, Rozka Kanarek, Glowinska, The teachers: Indelman, Wigodski, Frydman, Zeligman, Dina Baran, Taub At the bottom: Szmuel Kruk, Mosze Rubin, Kuba Lichtenstein

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A "Hashomer Hatzair" group (1922) At the top: Waserman, Zalcberg, Fiszman, Kruk, Komorowski, Luszynski In the middle: Koenigsberg, Syma, Zlotnik Ruchama, Artur Ber Sitting: Zylberstein Chawa, Kohen Fela, Kryszek Andzia, the instructor: Zylber.

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A group of "Hashomer Hatzair" leaders (1927) At the bottom: Warszawiak, Rega Ber, Prusak, Hamburger, Kohen. In the middle: Kurstein, Altman, Prusak, Jaszjewicz (Ben Yaacov), Glowinski At the top: Kosoy, Rozental, Tilman, Melnik, Waserman, Borenstein Roza, Taub, ..., Kowadlo, Parwalonia

339

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Tobka Beatus Hy"d

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A group of "Hashomer Haleumi" (1929) At the top: Ojer, Najdorf, Makowicz, Koenigsberg, Pagorek, Szperling, R. Koenigsberg In the middle: Czerkas, ..., ..., ..., Zylberberg, Szymanska, Galewski At the bottom: Stern, Eisenberg, Rechtman

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A group of "Akiba" activists (1936) At the top: Mordechai Kalawierski, Jochewet Graubard-Braun, Dawid Eisenberg, Batia Glogowska, Chanka Borenstein, Eliahu Eisenberg. Sitting: Zehava Szapira, Beniamin Galewski, Efraim Makowicz, Meir Pagorek, Lew Goldberg.

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Invitation to the Opening of the "Akiba" Training Center Names mentioned: Dr. Jehuda Oharensztejn, Izaak Fajnberg, Rabbi J. Askanas, Prof. D. Ajzenberg, Dr. R. Ber – Kanarkowa, Dr. J. Bresler, J. Farbowa, J. Galewski, Z. Kowalska, H. Rotkop, B. Rotman, W. Szperling

 

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A group of "Akiba" girl members (1937) At the top: ..., Graubart Zosia, Borenstein Chanka. In the middle: Parwa Rozka, Altman Fela, Eisenberg Dawid (instructor) Przedcz Chania, Najdorf Franka, Graubart Jadzia. At the bottom: ..., Przanica Marisia, Biniamin Galewski (instructor), Morstein Rozka, ....

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A group "Akiba" scouts (1936) At the top: Josef Krajcer, A. Szulman, A. Jeszon, ..., ..., M. Klawrajski. Sitting: H. Rawina, B. Zeligson, Beniamin Galewski (instructor), ..., Jakob Krajcer, Libson.

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A group of "Akiba" seniors (1937) At the top: Eisenberg Eliahu, Goldberg lea, Glogowska Batia, Nasielska, Eiseberg Dawid. Sitting: Galewski Beniamin, Szapira Zehava, Pagorek Meir, Okolica Rozka,Guzik Staszek

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A group of "Maccabi" founders Sitting: J. Przenica, L. Goldberg, K. Hazan. Standing: M. Plonskier, W. Marjenstras, B. Zeigman, J. Penson

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A group of "Maccabi" members with their sport equipment, 1915

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The leaders of the first "Maccabi" calisthenics group Plonskier, Zeligman, Marjenstras, Penson

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Calisthenics at the first public appearance of "Maccabi", 1916

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125

A parade of guests from Warsaw, Wloclawek, Kutno and Lodz pass through the streets of Plock.

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126

Programme of a regional sports show of "Maccabi", 1916

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127

Members of Wloclawek "Maccabi" with their bands arrive by steam boat

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128

Part of the large public attendance at a "Maccabi" performance

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129

A group of "Maccabi" members, 1916 At the top: H. Baran, J. Nordenberg, J. Wingoron, Epstein, D. Zeligman In the second row: Weicman, L. Waserman, I. Rubin, Bromberger, M. Marinsztras, Kanarek Sitting in the third row: L. Hazan, B. Zeligman, K. Hazan, W. Marinsztras, J. Przenica, J. Penson, L. Perlmuter At the bottom: H. Przenica, Szlosberg, H. Kruk, J. Penson

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The public at the Municipal Theater during the first "Maccabi" display, 1915

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"Maccabi" Commission for helping the victims of the Lwow pogrom, 1918 Standing: Dudek Zeligman, Poczycha, Katriel (Kurt) Hazan, Leon Goldberg, Hersz Stern, Bolek Koenigsberg, Jakob Penson, Icchak Rubin Sitting in the middle: Szlomo Przenica,Jarzej Penson, Jakob Nordenberg, Hela keselman, Klara Lajzerowicz, Rozka Szenwicz, Chawa Maizels , Luba Kanarek, Josef Kanarek Sitting at the bottom: Genia Kruk, Fiszman

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"Maccabi" Committee, 1921 Sitting: Icchak Rubin, Lajb Perlmuter, Katriel Hazan, H. Racionzer, H. Stern Standing: N. Dorbynka, B. Koenigsberg, M. Rozental, Berek Zeligman, Josef Magnes

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The first football team of "Maccabi", 1926/7 At the bottom: Blotnik, Mucny, Kowal In the middle: Kroyn, Licht, Segal At the top: Mendelson, Lewkowicz, Tynski, Roza Kosowocki, The trainer: I. Rozenfeld

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"Maccabi" girls group with their leader Berek Zeligman, 1918

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A group of "Maccabi" girls, 1919 At the bottom: Markowicz, Kruk – the instructor In the middle: Sdzawka, Zeligman, the instructor M. Plonskier, Zylberger, Widawska At the top: Wyor, Rozenfeld, ..., Taub, ...

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Calisthenics at the first public appearance of "Maccabi", 1916

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A group of "Maccabi" girls, 1924 The instructors in the middle: I. Kohen, I. Rozenfeld, A. Lewkowicz

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"Maccabi" Football team, 1929

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Farewell party in honor of Berek Zeligman and family, 1925

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"Maccabi" sports leaders course, 1933 Sitting in the middle: Eng. Szajnwicz, Dr. Bresler, Eng. Margolies, Kaplanski (the instructor), M. Rubin (manager of the course)

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Visit of the "Maccabi" motorcyclists of Tel Aviv in Plotzk, 1930 (the first one from the left is the group commander, engineer Arazi).

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A group of "Maccabi" members, prior to the Aliya of the Hazan family, 1933 Standing: Eliahau Baran, Malgot, Magnes, Mosze Rubin, Artek Galewski, Josef Rubin, Kruk, Gad Tynski Sitting: Zajderman, Firstenberg, Katriel Hazan, Feliks argolis, Michla hazan, Eng. Szenwicz, Hersz Stern

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A "Maccabi" parade in the streets of town, 1932

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"Maccabi" marchers through Plotzk streets Leading the group: Gad Tynski

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Parade of "Maccabi" on Sports-day, 1934

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Public Committee for the dedication of the "Maccabi" Flag, 1933

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The stage of the City Theatre at the dedication ceremony of the "Maccabi" Flag, 1933 Presidency: Kruk, Szkarlat, Nymczyk (representative of the center), Eng. Szajnwicz, Mrs. Szajnwicz, Eng. Margolis, M. Rubin, Mosze Altberg, Dr. Rotfeld (delgate to the Polish Sajm and representative of the center), Sochaczower, Dr. Marienstras Standing at the front: Baran Eliahu, Malgot Mosze.

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"Maccabi" Committee prior to Aliya of Rubin family (1935) Standing: Gombinski, Lewkowicz, Magnes, Gad Tynski, Kruk. Sitting: Prusak, Eng. Margulies, Mosze Rubin, Dyna Rubin, Malgot, Artek Galeski.

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Farewell banquet in honor of Dina and Moshe Rubin (1935)

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The "Maccabi" canoes on the Vistula

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Bicycle race of "Maccabi" in 1933 – ceremonyfor the winners Second from left: Rudek Lubranicki – the hero of the Treblinka revolt. In the center: Eng. Margulies, M. Rubin, M. Rubin, Dr. M. Marienstras

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Programmes of various sports events of "Maccabi"

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A group of Maccabi girls with their leader Lichtenstein (1938)

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A "Maccabi" group with leaders (1938): Goldberg, Szenwicz, Lichtenstein, Baran.

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Calisthenics at the first public appearance of "Maccabi", 1916

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Nathan Korzen

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Nathan Korzen: House

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Nathan Korzen: Portrait of S. Segalowicz

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Nathan Korzen: Portrait of the writer I. M. Weissenberg

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Nathan Korzen: Plotzk Landscape

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Nathan Korzen: Boy with flowers

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Fishl Zylberberg-Zber

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Fishl Zylberberg-Zber: The Prisoner

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Fishl Zylberberg-Zber: My uncle

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Fishl Zylberberg-Zber: Peasant and a cow

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Fishl Zylberberg-Zber Among the houses in Jews' Street

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Fishl Zylberberg-Zber: View from Szeroka Street

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Jechiel Meir (Maximilian) Eljowicz

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Max Eljowicz: The Warsaw Dayan, R' Hershl Weiss

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Max Eljowicz: Meir Dizengoff in 1936

383

171

Max Eljowicz: A Jewish porter

383

172

David Tuszynski

384

173

David Tuszynski: Memories of Plotzk

385

174

David Tuszynski: Goats Lane

385

175

David Tuszynski : Spice box

386

176

David Tuszynski: Anna Frank

386

177

Shmuel Har-Shalom (Friedenberg)

387

178

Shmuel Har-Shalom: The Old Man

387

179

Shmuel Har-Shalom: From Bondage to Freedom

387

180

Shmuel Har-Shalom: Water Drawers

388

181

Nahum Sokolov

391

182

Itzhak Grinbaum

393

183

The Nazi murderers walk on the "Tumy", third from left: the murderer Himler (Photo: "Notatki Plockie" Nr. 17/18, 1960).

451

184

The last sign of life - a month before deportation, sent by the Red Cross Names identified: Herman, Renia, Iciek, Bela, Luba - 28.1.1941.

455

185

The only document from German sources attesting to the fact that the Jews of Plotzk were deported on February 20, 1941 Names in the document: Mojzesz Leib Rubin, Tel Aviv, Chaim Ber Rubin, Plock.

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February 1941: The last day of the ancient community - deportation!

457

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Gate to the Dzialdowo concentration camp

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A map of exile and extermination places of the Plotzk Jews

460

189

Arrival of the Plotzk deportees at the Chmielnik railway station (1941)

462

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Arrival of the Plotzk deportees at the Chmielnik railroad station

488

191

A memorial assembly of the Sheerit Hapleita (the survivors) in Germany, 1947

504

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Part of letter by the Committee of the Plocker refugees in Bodzentyn (Ringelblum Archive). Signed (the Committee): Dr. Bluman J., Ajzyk J., Cytryn H., Ankan J. (?), Horowitz J. Eng. Rubin J.

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A letter sent by Icek Szpilman and his mother from Zarki (March, 1941).

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194

A page of a letter written by Chaim Flaks

525

195

Reconstruction model of the Treblinka death camp (made by Jakob Wiernik) at Beth Lochamei Hagetaot

544

196

Marian Platkiewicz, son of Jakob and mother ne'e Girek.

545

197

Rudek Lubraniecki, one of the heroes and victims of the Treblinka revolt

550

198

Moshe Bahir (Szklarek)

553

199

One of the hells on earth: Sobibor

554

200

Wladystaw Broniewski, the Polish poet

559

201

Itzhak Bernsztein H"yd – a writer and an activist

560

202

"Treblinka", Sculpture in stone by Prof. A. Ber

574

203

Y I Z K O R

575

204

Memorial Tablet of Plotzk Jewry on Mount Zion

576

205

The first Seder night of the Sheerit Hapleita (surviors), 1946

606

206

"Oneg Shabbat" of Plotzk returnees, 1946

607

207

A group of Germans who were brought to the grave of Jews murdered by the Nazis

610

208-209

Exhumation - Opening of a mass grave, in which 25 Jews murdered by the Nazis had been buried. Their names were: Grynszpan Mosze, Sadzowka Mosze, Bogacz Reuwen, Plocker Hersz, Przachedzki Dawid and his son Abraham, Flaks Abraham and his son Pinchas, Rotblat Simcha Lajb, Szwarc Moniek, Porzka Jakob, Bursztyn Abram, Bursztyn Israel, Kredit Mark, Zilberberg Hersz Reuwen, Fajka Efraim, Papierczyk Fiszel, Korstein Mosze, Szmit Aharon Lajzer, Goldberg, Graubard Efraim, Rifenholc Icchak, Kamzel, Herszkowicz Cadok, Zgal Alter.

610

210

Unveiling of the Memorial Monument

612

211

The Memorial to the Holocaust victims, erected in 1949 on the grounds of the cemeetry (designed by Architect A. Perlmuter).

613

212

The Synagogue in its loneliness and destruction

614

213

Israel Gerszon Bursztyn, speaking at a meeting of Plotzk Jews

617

214

A memorial assembly of the Sheerit Hapleita (survivors), 1947

619

215

Memorial service for the martyrs of Plotzk and vicinity (Plock, Wyszogrod, Gombin, Ciechanow, Mlawa, Bodzentyn).

620

216

A kindergarten of the Sheerit Hapleita. In the middle: Alfred Blaj

625

217

Memorial meeting at Landsberg (Germany), 1947

629

218

A newspaper published by the Cultural Committee of the Sheerit Hapleita,1946

632

219

Those who "came back" in 1946. In the center: Alfred Blaj

633

220

The road to the river – nowadays

639

221

Sheerit Hapleita (survivors) Committee. Sitting: J. G. Chanachowicz, Mrs. Giterman, Mrs. Koenigsberg, Lichtenstein. Standing: Nachmanowicz, Eisenberg, Margolin, Buch.

642

222

Gathering of people from Plotzk in Tel Aviv, 1928

643

223

First post-war convention of the Plotzk Association in Israel with the participation of Itzhak Grinbaum, 1951

644

224

Unveiling of memorial stone in the Plotzk Martyrs' Forest

645

225

"El Male Rachamim" recitation at a "Yizkor" meeting in Tel Aviv, 1965 Standing: A. Berland, I. Tynski, M. Aharonowicz, M. Rubin, A. Eizenberg, Sz. Rozen. The cantor: A. Samek

645

226

"Yizkor" meeting at the "Yad Vashem" hall, Jerusalem

645

227

Audience at a Plotzk Association memorial meeting in Tel Aviv, 1965

646

228

Committee members of the Plotzk Association in Israel, 1966 Standing: Sz. Kriszek, B. Galewski, Ester Bar-Am, A. Meiri, M. Zehavi, D. Grynszpan, M. Aharonowicz, A. Berland, I. Zylberberg, Chana Shoshani. Sitting: Franka Okonowski, I. Tynski, E. Eisenberg, M. Rubin, I. Rozenblum, G. Kriszek, I. Ben Ishai (Fuchs).

647

229

The first Plotzk-pioneers - Halutzim in Eretz-Israel, 1920 Standing: Zyg Yosef, Rozanski-Shoshani Naftali, Kruwiner Mordechai, Kruwiner Icchak. Sitting: Czernobroda-Jecheskeli Elisza, Blutnik-Yosifun Jecheskel

649

230

Meeting of Plotzk-born people in Tel Aviv

650

231

Plotzk Halutzim of the "Primus" group, 1928 The group carried with her primus stove in all her tours in Erezt Israel and so "Primus" became its name. At the top: A. Perlgryc, Tzidkoni, Azriel Jaszewicz At the bottom in the middle: Dancyger, Kohen.

651

232

Sgan-Aluf (Lieutenant Colonel in IDF) Itzhak Barak (Zeligman)

653

233

Mordechai Licht

656

234

Josef Rosenfeld

656

235

Eliyahu Krouvi (Kapusta)

657

236

Uri Kinamon

657

237

70th Anniversary Jubilee Committee of the Plotzker Young Mens' Association in New York B. Okolica, I. Bernstein, S. Ejron, I. Gomberg, H. Lipner M. Magnes, S. Borenstein, M. Lewi, L. Bomzon, S. Sztejnberg

659

238

Committee members of the Plotzk Association in Paris at a flag dedication ceremony.

661

239

Convention of Plotzk people in Israel with the participation of Itzhak Grinbaum

664

240

Pilgrimage to the Plotzk Memorial Section of the Martyrs' Forest in the Judean mountains near Jerusalem.

665

241

Kindling of Memorial Light at the "Yizkor Tent" of "Yad Vashem" in Jerusalem.

666

242

Memorial tablet for the Plotzk Community at the Holocaust Chamber on Mount Zion in Jerusalem

666

243

Audience at a Plotzk Association memorial meeting in Tel Aviv, 1958

667

244

Festive gathering in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Plotzk Association in New York

671

245

Shlomo Greenspan z"l

673

246

Title-page of the book "Yiden of Plotzk" by Shlomo Greenspan (New York, 1960).

673

247

Title-page of the book published by the Plotzk Society in the Argentine

675

248

Committee of the Plotzk Society in the Argentine on the occasion of Michael Zylberberg's visit 1949

676

249

Executive dais at the dedication ceremony of the Plotzk Society flag in Paris From the left: Dr. Sz. Luszynski, Dr. Tonia and Hersz Rusak, Chanka Cymerman, her husband and others

678

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Image in the English Part : The Plotzk fortress in 1627

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Drawings by Yaakov Guterman

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207

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259-9

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