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YIZKOR BOOK - TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword Yehoshua ELBAUM, Givataymp. 5Heb.
Foreword Yehoshua ELBAUM, Givataymp. 7Eng.
 
I - From the early and near past
The story of the Jewish community in Kutno Yeshayahu TRUNK, New Yorkp. 11Eng.
The story of the Jewish community in Kutno Yeshayahu TRUNK, New Yorkp. 29Yid.
The Kutno Chevra Kadisha at the beginning of the 19th century Lipman TZOMBERp. 54Eng.
 
II - Daily life, memories, and events
Kutno Sh. BABE, Tel Avivp. 59Eng.
Kutno Sh. BABE, Tel Avivp. 61Yid.
My coming to Kutno R' Yonah Baruch KATZ z"lp. 65Eng.
Lottery in 1915, to benefit "Talmud Torah" in Kutno Aharon Shlomo ELBERGp. 67Eng.
Kutno during the First World War Mirel ERDBERG-SHATAN, Montrealp. 72Eng.
Sixty year ago Moshe VEINGART, Herzlyap. 78Eng.
Culture and philanthropy Jakob FERNBACH, Naharyap. 79Eng.
1905 and later Azriel SHIMONOWITZ, Givataymp. 80Eng.
A greeting from Shalom ASCH's shtetl Y. M. NAYMANp. 82Eng.
Kutno's poor people Henoch SHLEIFER, Parisp. 84Yid.
Kutner firemen Abraham LUSTIGMAN, Holonp. 85Eng.
Years of searching, struggle and dreams Reuven MROZ, Kibbutz Lochamei Ha'Getaotp. 86Eng.
The old market Y. ELBAUM, E. VEIKSELFISH, Z. LASMANp. 88Yid.
The old market Y. ELBAUM, E. VEIKSELFISH, Z. LASMANp. 92Eng.
I saw our Shtetl on the eve of Holocaust Dvorah KRAUT-KOHN, Mexicop. 97Eng.
 
III - Institutes, political parties, organizations, and companies
Memories and articles of a community leader Aharon Shlomo ELBERGp. 101Heb.
Interview with the president of the Community of Kutno,
Mr. Sh. FALTZ
S. R.p. 110Yid.
The last meeting of the Kutno Jewish community council Natan MOSHKOWITZ, Herzlyap. 111Eng.
The last meeting of the Kutno Jewish community council Natan MOSHKOWITZ, Herzlyap. 112Yid.
Yiddish-Polish relationships in Kutno 40 years ago David SHTOKFISH, Ramat Ganp. 115Yid.
Associative life, Jewish community, municipality Aharon MENDLEWITZ z"l, Tel Avivp. 131Yid.
The heavenly Kutno R' Mordechai Yehuda LUBART, New Yorkp. 136Yid.
Religious life in our town Meir HOREIN (BECHLER), Haifap. 140Heb.
The Cheder Yesudei-Torah Gershon FOGEL, New Yorkp. 143Yid.
The small Gerrer Shtibl Abraham LUSTIGMAN, Tel Avivp. 146Yid.
Agudat-Israel party in Kutno Arieh ORNER, Haifap. 148Eng.
The Zionism in Kutno; activities and personalities Yehuda GRINBAUMp. 149Heb.
The Beginning of Zionist Youth' activity Azriel SHIMONOWITZ, Givataymp. 154Yid.
Zionist activity in Kutno Azriel SHIMONOWITZ, Givataymp. 156Eng.
Mizrachi youth Ytzchak MAYRANTZ, Rehovotp. 158Eng.
From the Zionist activity in our town Yaakov KLINGBEIL, Holonp. 159Eng.
The beginning of Beitar A. GOLDSHTEIN, Tel Avivp. 160Eng.
From "Ha'Shakhar" branch in Kutno, to "Beitar" Efraim VEIKSELFISH, Tel Avivp. 161Heb.
On Beitar activity in Kutno Moshe VIGDOROWITZ, Tel Avivp. 166Yid.
Organisation "Brith Trumpeldor" in Kutno Yaakov ZEIDENWAR, Tel Avivp. 169Yid.
The "Ha'Shomer Ha'tzair" party cell in our town Jakob RIFTIN, Ein Shemerp. 171Heb.
Our eyes are lifted towards Israel Ita AYLON, Kibbutz Eilonp. 172Heb.
A glorious page in the history of Kutno's Jewish youth Naftali KRUL, Beit Alfap. 173Heb.
Memories of the Ha'Shomer Ha'tzair's cell Simcha FRUMERp. 175Heb.
The "Khalutz klal Tziyoni" and "Ha'Noar Ha'Tziyoni" parties p. 177Eng.
The foundation of the "Young Zionists" and other memories David MENSHES, Tel Avivp. 178Yid.
The youth movement of "Poalei Zion" party Eliahu KLINGBEIL, Beer Shevap. 183Eng.
Yiddish Workers' Party "Poalei Zion" and Youth Party Henoch SHLEIFER, Parisp. 185Yid.
Youth memories from Youth Party Yehoshua ELBAUM, Givataymp. 190Yid.
Memories of a Bundist H. CHABUS, Parisp. 195Eng.
The Bund and its Institutions Natan MOSHKOWITZ, Herzlyap. 196Yid.
My childhood in "Skif" (youth movement) Pola MANTSHUK-GOLDBERG, Montrealp. 198Yid.
The Dramatic Circle "Yab" Chaim BEN-MENSHE, Holonp. 199Yid.
The Communist Party and Its Members Chaim GRINBAUM, Holonp. 201Yid.
Events and characters of the Communist Party Yoseph KAM, Lyonp. 206Yid.
Ten years in the Society of Friends of YIVO Yeshayahu TAUB, Melbournep. 207Yid.
Our school "Am Ha'Sefer" Nysen VELTZMAN, Haifap. 209Heb.
The school, charity hostel and merchants' union Efraim VEIKSELFISH, Tel Avivp. 211H/Y
The sport and gymnastics organization in Kutno Abraham KOLSKI, Haifap. 215Heb.
The first Jewish Sports Club in Kutno Menachem KOHN, Besançon (France)p. 216Yid.
Jewish Sports Club in Kutno Wolf MANTZIK, Karkurp. 217Yid.
The "Morning Star", its chairman and coach Chaim GRINBAUM, Holonp. 223Yid.
The Jewish Socialist Sports Organisation "Morning Star" Yosel GOLDBERG, Montreal (Canada)p. 226Yid.
Documents, photos and newspapers - Jewish organisations' life p. 227Yid.
 
IV - Personalities and characters, fighters, communal and party workers
In Kutno and outside
The Gaon R' Y. Trunk of Kutno R' A. Y. BROMBERGp. 235Heb.
The visit of the Genius rabbi from Kutno in Jerusalem Pinchas BEN-ZVI GREIBSKIp. 239Heb.
65 years of the passing of R' Joshele, "Gaon of Kutno" Aharon Shlomo ELBERGp. 240Heb.
A collection of memories about R' Joshele KUTNER M. J. SZATANp. 241Yid.
R' Icchak Jehuda TRUNK Yeshayahu TRUNK, New Yorkp. 243Yid.
ASCH Shalom Shmuel NEIGERp. 247Heb.
Shalom ASCH I K.-SH.p. 249Yid.
Literary eternity and Shalom ASCH Melech RAWITZp. 252Yid.
Shalom ASCH in his twilight years Mordechai CHALMISH, Tel Avivp. 253Heb.
At the funeral of Shalom ASCH' mother in Kutno Y. Sh. GOLDSHTEINp. 255Yid.
Shalom ASCH and Motke Zvi ASCHp. 257Heb.
The shtetl of Shalom ASCH and its heroes Abraham LUSTIGMAN, Tel Avivp. 257Heb.
Shalom ASCH' heroes Abraham LUSTIGMAN, Tel Avivp. 258Yid.
House of Shalom ASCH in Bat Yam p. 259Eng.
Kutno Rabbis, sages and writers Aharon Shlomo ELBERG, son of Zev Zvi z"lp. 259Heb.
R' Yonathan MAYRANTZ Ytzchak MAYRANTZp. 265Heb.
Yehuda RIFTIN z"l Moshe MAYZELS, A. MENDLEWITZp. 266Eng.
In memory of Abraham RIFTIN Yaakov RIFTIN, Ein Shemerp. 266Eng.
The FALTZ Family Y. ELBAUMp. 267Heb.
R' Abraham BORNSHTEIN Aleksander ANKERp. 268Heb.
Yechiel Yeshayahu TRUNK Chaim Lajb FUKSp. 268Yid.
Israel Yehoshua TRUNK Chaim Lajb FUKSp. 270Yid.
Yeshayahu TRUNK Chaim Lajb FUKSp. 271Yid.
Israel TRANK Israel GOLDKORN, Tel Avivp. 271Yid.
Lipman TZOMBER Prof. Rafael MAHLERp. 273Yid.
Baynish ZYLBERSHTEIN Marek RAKOVSKIp. 273Yid.
Jakob OSOWSKI and his family Ruth HOLANDER-OSOWSKIp. 273Heb.
Thea ARTZISHEWSKA, the actress and writer Henoch SHLEIFER, Parisp. 274Yid.
About our spiritual figures Natan MOSHKOWITZ, Herzlyap. 275Yid.
Some (talmudic) learners and activists Arieh ORNER, Haifap. 277Yid.
Our Chazanim Moshe VIGDOROWITZ, Tel Avivp. 278Yid.
Chaim TIBER Yosef SANDLERp. 279Yid.
From Kutno to Moscow Chaim GRINBAUM, Holonp. 281Yid.
The painter Shimon AVNI p. 281Yid.
Kutner figures Yaakov FERNBACH, Naharyahp. 282Yid.
R' Yitzhak (Itshe) Meir SHPIRO (the ritual slaughterer) Daniel Leib SHPIROp. 283Heb.
R' Chaim VALTER hy"d and Mindel z"l Abraham and Israel VALTER, Ramat Ganp. 285Heb.
The "Litvak of Kutno" Rivka GWIRTZMANp. 286Yid.
Our House Efraim VEIKSELFISH, Tel Avivp. 287H/Y
David KALMAN, z"l Abraham MENDLEWITZp. 290Yid.
Meir and Anna BOZHIKOVSKI p. 290Eng.
Yehuda (Juliusz) LIPSKI p. 290Eng.
My father Avigdor GROMAN Ester VOLFSKAL-GROMANp. 291Yid.
Laybel PANKER p. 291Yid.
Jewish types in Kutno Abraham LUSTIGMAN, Holonp. 292Yid.
In the KUTSHINSKIs' home Bracha Tzipora LAMSKI BILDp. 293Yid.
In memory of a Jewish Family Yadsha GRABINSKI, Mexicop. 294Eng.
R' Aharon LAMSKI p. 295Eng.
Our Parents Yaakov Israel and Roza YAVETZ Riwka FISHER (YAVETZ), Leah YAVETZp. 295Eng.
David KLETSHEVSKI z"l Ytzchak KLETSHEVSKIp. 295Eng.
Abraham Menashe KATZ Henoch H. HOFMAN, Parisp. 295Yid.
R' David LUSTMAN and his family Kalman LUSTMANp. 296Heb.
My Grandfather David KOLSKI His grandsons Yehoshua, Menachem & Abrahamp. 296Heb.
Hirsh-Meir and Chana RAK Their sonsp. 297Heb.
Chaim Noach BAGNO z"l Sara BAGNO-FEINERp. 297Heb.
Yosele the Goldsmith and his family Ester KORN-NATANp. 298Yid.
Ytzchak-Meir and Zise Frayda SHPIRO Mashe SHPIRO-ZHURAVSKIp. 299Eng.
The GORSHKOWITZ family Azriel SHIMONOWITZp. 299Yid.
My family Moshe MAYZELS, Tibaonp. 299Heb.
The children of Kutno in the building and the wars of Eretz Israel
The original ones and those that followed them p. 300Heb.
True charity (dealing with the dead) VELTZMAN familyp. 302Heb.
Issachar Dov BAR-DRORA (FRAYER) David TIDHARp. 303Heb.
Dr Abraham GLIKSMAN  p. 304Yid.
Dr Jehuda M. BROMBERG-BABLI p. 304Heb.
Eliahu Eliezer Mordechai ELBERG David TIDHARp. 305Heb.
Azriel Josef ELBERG David TIDHARp. 305Heb.
N. TIGER, his ways and life N. MOSHKOWITZ, A. BERDITSHEVSKI, Y. RIFTINp. 305Heb.
The RAUER family p. 307Yid.
Shmuel Ha'Levi LAZNOVSKI David TIDHARp. 307Heb.
Yaakov SHWARTZ Efraim DEKELp. 309Heb.
Independence War
Chaim FUKS p. 311Heb.
Chaim FISH p. 311Heb.
Zvi SHPIRA p. 311Heb.
David METAL (PELED) Zvi NAJMAN, M. CHOREVp. 312Heb.
Moshe PLOTZER p. 313Heb.
Eliahu SHARETZKI (Alex) p. 313Eng.
Abraham SHIMONOWITZ z"l p. 314Heb.
Arieh GRINBAUM Yechezkel, Ch., M. TABENKINp. 314Heb.
Lieutenant PNUEL (Nachman FALTZ) Yechiel KADISHAYp. 315Heb.
Efraim FIRSTENBERG z"l Y. K.p. 316Eng.
Eli ELIAV z"l Y. K. and Motherp. 316Heb.
Six-Day War
Captain Yoram (ZANDBERG) HARPEZ z"l Chaya LAZERp. 317Heb.
 
V - The Shoah and the Struggle
Kutno, my hometown Mirel ERDBERG-SHOTANp. 321Yid.
Yitgadal v'Yitkadash Shalom ASCHp. 322Heb.
Kutno in E. RINGELBLUM's "News from Warsaw Ghetto" p. 326Yid.
Kutno and surroundings during the Years of Occupation  p. 327Yid.
Poles tell about the Kutno Ghetto p. 328Yid.
The decline of Jewish Kutno Yeshayahu TRUNK, New Yorkp. 331Heb.
The decline of Jewish Kutno Yeshayahu TRUNK, New Yorkp. 340Yid.
On the beginning of Second World War Zvi LASMAN, Givataymp. 354Yid.
Kutno in the days of war Wolf MANTZIK, Karkurp. 355Yid.
A terrible day Natan KLAR, Tel Avivp. 357Yid.
Six Days in Leczyca camp Yosef GOLDBERG, Montrealp. 358Yid.
The escape before death Arieh WEISBROT, Haifap. 360Heb.
Five years of life in hell Lozer JAKUBOWITZ, USAp. 362Yid.
In Ghettos and in camps Abraham LIFSHITZ, Ohio, USAp. 364Yid.
My experience in the camps Berel BALZAMOWITZ, Montreal, Canadap. 365Yid.
In Konstancja, Gabin, Plock, Szczegow Lutzia STUTZINSKAp. 366Yid.
In Kutno Ghetto Pinchas OSOWSKIp. 370Yid.
Two letters from Kutno ghetto Bela WALTZERp. 373Yid.
Two songs from ghetto Konstancja Tamar KOWALSKA, Tel Avivp. 375Yid.
The Shoah era in France Bernard HOFMAN, Parisp. 376Yid.
The Chelmno death camp p. 381Heb.
On the Battlefront and in Anti-Nazi Underground
Kutners in the Second World War Efraim VEIKSELFISH, Tel Avivp. 384Eng.
The last battle of the Kutno Jewish soldiers Zyskind BIBERGAL, New Yorkp. 386Yid.
Soldiers on the front, partisans, underground fighters Yehuda SHTEIN, Ch. H. HOFMAN, Parisp. 388Eng.
Bernard PONS helps capture a German Division H. BAUMp. 389Yid.
The big wandering Moshe Pinchas SHAPIRA, Londonp. 390Yid.
Monte Casino Anshel FRAYND, Londonp. 393Yid.
The revenge Shmuel LARON (FALTZ), Tel Avivp. 394Eng.
The revenge Shmuel LARON (FALTZ), Tel Avivp. 395Yid.
The Ghetto Members Israel and Salo KANAL  p. 396Yid.
List of permanent members of the Jewish Kutner Committee
(1945)
p. 398Eng.
 
VI - After the liberation
Kutno after liberation Zvi LASMAN, Givataymp. 401Eng.
Kutno in 1945 Efraim WEISELFISH, Tel Avivp. 402Yid.
In liberated Kutno Efraim WEIKSELFISH, Tel Avivp. 405Eng.
Kutno without Jews A. SHEDLETZKIp. 407Yid.
In my Kutno, after the destruction Moshe PIETRKOWSKI, Brazilp. 408Yid.
In my hometown Yeshayahu TRUNK, New Yorkp. 419Yid.
 
VII - Surrounding towns: Leczyca, Krosniewice, Dabrowice
History of the city p. 425Yid.
To the history of Leczyca Rabbi Ytzchak Yedidya FRENKEL, Tel Avivp. 426Yid.
Memories of the old life Shimshon LUSNERp. 432Yid.
Our Shtetl Leczyca Sh. ROGERS, Melbournep. 436Yid.
The sports-club "Ha'Koach" in Leczyca Zalman BORNSHTEIN, Melbourne, Australiap. 438Yid.
How the Jews of Leczyca perished Moshe SHERPINSKI, David WACHTEL z"lp. 439Yid.
The death of the Jews of Leczyca Abraham WISHEGRODSKI, Australiap. 440Yid.
The ten Jews who were hanged Zalman BORNSHTEIN, Melbourne, Australiap. 441Yid.
Leczycers in France Dawid WACHTEL z"l, Parisp. 443Yid.
Leczycers in Australia Shlomo ROGOZYNSKI (ROGERS), Melbournep. 443Yid.
My shtetl Krosniewice Chananael HOFMAN, Toulouse (France)p. 445Yid.
Childhood memories from Krosniewice Rafael Hersz PATZANOWSKI, Manchesterp. 450Yid.
Dabrowice near Kutno Chenoch Henech HOFMAN, Parisp. 452Yid.
The bestial assassination of the Rabbi of Dabrowice zts"l Bernard HOFMAN, Parisp. 460Yid.
 
VIII - Children of Kutno and around in Israel and in Diaspora
Report on the organization's activities in Israel Secretariatp. 465Eng.
Report on the activities of the Association of Former Residents of Kutno in Israel Secretariatp. 467Yid.
Szalom ASZ near his compatriots in Israel Abraham LUSTIGMAN, Tel Avivp. 472Yid.
Kutners in USA p. 474Eng.
Kutners in France Chenoch SHLAYFER, Parisp. 475Yid.
Kutners in Canada p. 482Yid.
Kutners in México p. 483Eng.
Kutners' greetings from Soviet Russia Jakob OSOWSKIp. 487Yid.
A letter from Moscow Lifshe Chana OSOWSKI, Moscowp. 492Yid.
Kutner survivors in Germany (1945-1947) p. 493Eng.
 
IX - Eternal Pages
List of martyrs p. 496
Mourning notices in Israel p. 522
In France and Belgium p. 562
In England p. 576
In Australia p. 577
In USA p. 578
Canada p. 584
México p. 585