Memorial Book Of Jewish Bardejov
Memorial Book Of Jewish Bardejov
Memorial Book Of Jewish Bardejov
Memorial Book Of Jewish Bardejov

Memorial Book Of Jewish Bardejov

  • Publish Date: 2014-04-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
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Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee
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The Memorial Book of Jewish Bardejov is a special publication by the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee--a nonprofit organization, established in 2006-with a mission to preserve and document the history of the Jewish community of Bardejov, Slovakia. Bardejov was once home to a vibrant Jewish community comprised of approximately one-third of the Bardejov population of 10,000. Only ten percent survived the holocaust. Survivors and descendants of Bardejov live all around the world, but there are no Jews living in Bardejov today. Through stories, maps, and archival images of Jewish life, the Memorial Book of Jewish Bardejov brings Bardejov's Jewish history back to life. This comprehensive 496-page publication--the result of nine years of continuous research-- features scholarly and archival research as well as rare family photos and family histories. It contains the most extensive and personalized historic information about the Bardejov Jewish community compiled to date. The book describes the history of Jewish Bardejov dating back to when Jews first arrived in Bardejov in 1247 to the present. It contains descriptions and photos of Bardejov Jewish sites, the 2012 Commemorative Gathering, the 2014 dedication of Bardejov Holocaust Memorial; list of the gravestones in Bardejov Jewish Cemetery; tribute pages; and indexes. The most important part of the book is the Names Project, which includes a list of 1523 family units from Bardejov and the surrounding villages. Each family unit includes names of individual members, their fates, a short narrative, and photos -when available. Published in conjunction with the dedication of the Bardejov Holocaust Memorial-a project of the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee-that occurred on June 24, 2014, the Memorial Book of Jewish Bardejov honors not only individuals but also the families and communities of Bardejov and the surrounding villages who died just because they were Jewish.

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