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Sefer Vladimirets translations

NOTES:  Some (not all) of the chapters of the Sefer Vladimirets have a very heavy-handed and dramatic writing style.  Although it’s easy to laugh at the characterization of all Jewish Vladimiretsers as ‘a simple and purehearted God-fearing’ people (I know my family too well for that), please remember that these writers saw their entire village destroyed and were writing to honor those who died, to remember a place that no longer existed, and with a deep spirit of gratitude for being one of those who were delivered out of that nightmare.

The characterization also isn't entirely wrong.  Life in the shtetl was simpler.  It followed the rhythms of Jewish life, the days leading into and out of Shabbos, the cycle of the Torah readings, the milestones of life honored with Jewish traditions.  G-d had a place in everyday life.  Maybe he wasn't showing up in person, the way he did in the tents of Abraham, but there was always a fear that He might.

All chapters of the Sefer Vladimirets yizkor book are now available, shown with links to the translated chapters.  When a chapter appears in both Hebrew and Yiddish, the two are combined for the best translation.  Some of the inserts are still being worked on, and the complete translation still needs to be edited for consistency and completeness, but we wanted to make the information available as quickly as possible.

As always, this work is being done by volunteers, and when not all the words are translatable, they do the best they can.  To ensure that the flow of the original Sefer Vladimirets is shown, we have added pdf scans of each chapter and insert.  All pdf files open in a new window.  A link to Adobe Reader is provided here.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter title

Author

Pg

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Front cover pages

    pdf file

Regional Map

(David Burko)

_ 

pdf file

Chronicle and Martyrology of the Holocaust (Hebrew)

Eliezer Shostak

7

pdf file

 

 

 

 
SECTION:  Ali Beh-Er [Simple translation: Rise Well,  well meaning a deep water source. This is originally a poetry-intro in the Torah, it aims for the yearning for the good old wisdom (which the well's water stands for) which the Jews derived from and education was based upon.]

pdf file

Our Town That Was and Is No More

Rabbi Moshe Shlita

15

pdf file

Map of the Town

(David Burko)

65

pdf file

A Noble Tradition

Sender Tscherniak

66

pdf file

A Wonderful Community (Hebrew)

Charlie Shoock

78

pdf file

Photograph pages (between chapters)

pdf file

A Wonderful Community (Yiddish)

Charlie Shoock

82

pdf file

Back To Days Gone By       

Moshe Appelboim

94

pdf file

From the Journal of Memories

Yaakov Bas

117

pdf file

Photograph pages (within above chapter)

pdf file

A Letter from Yaakov Eisenberg

Yaakov Eisenberg

147

pdf file

Impressions

Y. ben Aryeh

149

pdf file

A School for Jewish Children

Yitzkhak Pinchuk

154

pdf file

Going Home (Hebrew)

Shmuel Kamin

158

pdf file

Going Home (Yiddish)

Shmuel Kamin

162

pdf file

Many Years Have Passed

Eliyahu Garmarnik

167

pdf file

Photograph pages (within above chapter)

pdf file

How I Loved You!

Chaya Garmarnik

182

pdf file

With a Cheerful Countenance

Chaim Shvartsberg

184

pdf file

Fragments of Memories

Rachel Reznik-Rukhl

191

pdf file

Photograph pages (within above chapter)

pdf file

Handwritten letter

pdf file

Chapters from a Journal

A. Mordechai Naloitsky

196

pdf file

The Old Home

Taibel Sandberg

200

pdf file

Between Dream and Reality

David Burko

202

pdf file

Old and New

Yitzkhak Kamin

214

pdf file

The Betar Faction

Meir Bril

222

pdf file

A Community Home

Penina Tscherniak

224

pdf file

One Sheaf

Chasia Tishler-Resnik

236

pdf file

Photograph pages (between chapters)

pdf file

Inside the Circles of the Youth Movement

Chaim Shwartsberg

241

pdf file

The Spiritual Source

Sarah Proust (Dik)

246

pdf file

Copy of official document

pdf file

Once There was a Shtetl       (Memories of Hashomer-Hatzair)

Elkhanan Burko

251

pdf file

Prior Rights

Chaya Feinhoiz

253

pdf file

Pages that Remain

Shlomo Reznik

256

pdf file

A Little from a Lot

Yosef Brill

260

pdf file

When I Recall...   (Yiddish)

Yitzkhak Dekelboim

268

pdf file

What I Remember...  (Hebrew)

Yitzkhak Dekelboim

271

pdf file

 

 

 

SECTION:  Alah HaKoret [Simple translation: The cutter has risen, cutter as in cutting trees, means the enemy has arrived to "cut" and kill the Jewish community in Vladimirets town.]

pdf file

In Those Days

Yitzkhak Brat

277

pdf file

I Will Mourn

Baruch Smola

280

pdf file

The Last Generation  (Hebrew)

Yaakov Mudrik

288

pdf file

The Last Generation  (Yiddish)

Yaakov Mudrik

297

pdf file

Between the Straits

Yaakov Dik

310

pdf file

Me and My Son

Shlomo Appelboim

321

pdf file

Photograph pages (between chapters)

pdf file

Two from a Family  (Hebrew)

Sender Appelboim

337

pdf file

Two from a Family  (Yiddish)

Sender Appelboim

347

pdf file

A Dark Nightmare

Eliyahu Kotz

356

pdf file

I was a Young Man

Yosef Leshetz

361

pdf file

Like a Home Town

Mordechai Slivkin

384

pdf file

Sorrow and Wanderings

Yaakov Bas

397

pdf file

My Escape from the Ditches of Slaughter (Hebrew)

Mordechai Weissman

430

pdf file

My Escape from the Ditches of Slaughter (Yiddish)

Mordechai Weissman

443

pdf file

To Fight Back

Yosef Feiglstein

450

pdf file

In Murderous Hands (Hebrew)

Golda Likhtig-Kozyul

464

pdf file

In Murderous Hands (Yiddish)

Golda Likhtig-Kozyul

469

pdf file

Yizkor

 

477

pdf file

List of the Martyrs

 

479

pdf file

 

 

 

SECTION: Gechalim Lochashot

[Simple translation: Whispering Cinder or Glowing Embers, which is the aftermath of the Shoah, in the survivors' eyes.]

pdf file

Toward the Survivors

Dov Garmarnik

491

pdf file

Beloved Countrymen

Chaim Meir bar Yaakov Ha-Cohen Kanunitz

494

pdf file

Meetings with Friends

Moshe Appelboim

495

pdf file

Photograph pages (between chapters)

pdf file

Memorial Plaques (hebrew & yiddish)

pdf file

The Operations of the Committee and the Loan Fund

Chaim Shvarzberg

497

pdf file

A Well of Nostalgia

Sender Tscherniak

499

pdf file

My Brother, David Bas

Rivka Bril-Bas

504

pdf file

Photograph pages (between chapters)

pdf file

Rabbi Shlomo Appelboim

Baruch Katznelbogen

505

pdf file

Moshe Burko

David Burko

507

pdf file

Establishing the Memorial on Mount Zion

Rabbi Moshe Shlita

509

pdf file

Chronicle and Martyrology of the Holocaust (English)

Eliezer Shostak

510

pdf file

The Last Word (Postscript)

 

515

pdf file

Photo credits

   

pdf file

Contents / Index (this page)

   

pdf file

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