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In memory of Solly Patrontasch

We were greatly saddened when we heard of the untimely death of Solly who fought for his life like a tiger for so many years. Read more

The Salvaged Torah Scroll

By: Yosef Tzvi Buber, told by Michael Melman. Read more

ZOLKIEW & Mosty Wieli’s International conference

Thanks to all participants

Pages of Testimony

Yad Vashem site

Project HEART

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HOLOCAUST ERA ASSET RESTITUTION TASKFORCE

The Salvaged Torah Scroll

By: Yosef Tzvi Buber, told by Michael Melman

Upon their entrance to Zolkiev,the Germans burnt down the famous and historical Great Synagogue with its hundreds of Torah books. It was built in the 17th century, with the assistance of King Jan Sobietski. The Synagogue - one of the most beautifulsynagogues in Poland and even in the worldwas very significant architecturally.

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About Zolkiew

Zolkiew was built as a citadel at the end of the 16th century, as the estate of a noble family. In 1600, the city’s landholder, Hetman (a high ranking military commander) Stanislaw Zolkiewski, allowed the Jews (for the most part former residents of the city of Lviv) to settle in the city,

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About Mosty Wielki

The origins of Mosty Wielki go back to 1472. After the village was destroyed by the Tartars a royal settlement was established in its place and named after its founder, King Augustus, who granted it the status of a city – Augustov – in 1549.

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Chapters from the “Who’s Who” of Zolkiew

By Akiva Zimmerman

I was born in Tel Aviv on November 17th, 1936.
My father, Yisrael Zimmerman z”l, came from Zolkiew and my mother, Chana Miriam Engelman z”l, came fromStry.

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A JEW among THE FOUNDERS of the INTERNATIONAL COURT in HAAG

Hersch Lauterpacht, a jew from Galicia, had participated on the foundation of the international courthouse in Haag. 
Years ago, the international court had true moral authority;

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Galicia 1891 Business Directory

A list of Zolkiew’s families 1978

 
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