Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Yizkor Book of Ostrow Mazowiecka. translation of Ostrow Mazowiecka / translator and editor, Gary S. Schiff, Ph. D. ; original book written and edited by Yehuda Leib Levin.

Publication | Library Call Number: DS134.66.O847 L4813 2017

"This memorial book, written by a survivor, tells the fascinating story of the Jewish community of the town of Ostrow Mazowiecka (called Ostroveh by Jews), Poland, from its inception in the mid-1700s until its destruction in the Holocaust. It tells the story of conflict and compromise, early on between Hassidim and Mitnagdim, and later between traditionalists and modernists (Zionists, socialists, etc.), and between Jews and non-Jews, during tumultuous historic events: the partition of Poland in the late 18th century; tsarist oppression and pogroms in the 19th; war and occupation by both Russians and Germans in both World Wars and the occupation, escape to Russia by some Jews, and final extermination of the remaining Jews by the Nazis in World War II. The book also discusses schools, yeshivot, charities, political parties, leading rabbis and lay leaders. Translated from Hebrew and edited by a descendant of one of the town's oldest families, it also contains additional new material (photographs, maps, and explanatory footnotes) that provides a broader picture of this once prominent Jewish community"--Back cover.

Book cover
Uniform Title
Ostrov Mazovyetsḳ. English
אוסטרוב מאזובייצק. English
Variant Title
number 2 :
Ostrow Mazowiecka
Leṿin, Yehudah Leyb, -1978, author.
New York : JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, [2017]
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Ostrów Mazowiecka (Poland)
Record last modified: 2020-06-04 16:55:00
This page: