Stories from our Ancestral Homes
There are so many stories of our families, both of their struggles
and their triumphs, who lived in Europe before the second World War.
Many have been told by those who were characters in these stories, who
were inhabitants of the many Jewish shtetls, towns and cities of
pre-war Europe. We are extremely fortunate to have these stories
preserved for posterity in the sacred pages of the many Yizkor books
that were created after the war. Other stories are accounts of events
that were told to us second-hand, perhaps from a parent or grandparent
to a child. Here are a few of those stories, each representing in some small way the Jewish culture and
life experiences during
those difficult and often tragic times.
The Museum welcomes other such stories and can be contacted about such
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"Bright and Dark Days"
"Recollections from the Shtetl"
"Chaim Lazar Friedman ha-Kohane"
"Stories of their Father..."
"Life in the Krakow Ghetto"
"Memoirs of Yardena"
"The Pliskin Family"
and Tribulation of a One Day Substitute Letter Carrier"
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