History of the Jewish community of Schneidemühl : 1641 to the Holocaust (Book, 2006) [Beloit College]
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History of the Jewish community of Schneidemühl : 1641 to the Holocaust

History of the Jewish community of Schneidemühl : 1641 to the Holocaust

Author: Peter Simonstein Cullman
Publisher: Bergenfield, NJ : Avotaynu, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peter Cullman spent fifteen years compiling a history of Schneidemühl (today Piła, Poland). The result is a portrayal not only of the Jewish minority, but also the community in which it resided. The book begins by describing the slow growth of this tiny Polish town and the arrival of Jews in the 16th century. The reader is provided a detailed account of the synagogues, the arrival of rabbis, and the changing nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Simonstein Cullman
ISBN: 1886223270 9781886223271
OCLC Number: 64336018
Description: x, 390 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Responsibility: by Peter Simonstein Cullman.

Abstract:

"Peter Cullman spent fifteen years compiling a history of Schneidemühl (today Piła, Poland). The result is a portrayal not only of the Jewish minority, but also the community in which it resided. The book begins by describing the slow growth of this tiny Polish town and the arrival of Jews in the 16th century. The reader is provided a detailed account of the synagogues, the arrival of rabbis, and the changing nature of this community against a background of major European historical events. As a result of his painstaking research, the author was able to trace the fate of most members of the Jewish community as it existed in the 1930s, many of whom could emigrate in time and others who ultimately perished in the Holocaust. What is unusual in the book are the detailed person-by-person chronologies of many as they were deported, sent to various towns, labor camps and hospices, and their ultimate fate. An annotated Jewish burial register, 1854-1940, lists the names of more than nine-hundred persons. Today, nothing remains of Jewish Schneidemühl, but the book brings to life what once was a small but vibrant and notable Jewish community."--Publisher description.
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A memorial book at its best

by c.s.lurie (WorldCat user published 2007-05-22) Excellent Permalink
It is rare to find a book of this scope and caliber, written in the genre of creative nonfiction. With a work dedicated to the memory of a former Jewish community—known as Pila in Polish times and Schneidemühl in German, situated in the heart of Wielkopolska, Great Poland, the area that later became...
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A good read!

by MenachemKaminski (WorldCat user published 2008-08-07) Good Permalink

Three hundred years of history in nearly four hundred pages! Good reading, even for the uninitiated. Much research, detail and conviction has obviously gone into this book, seemingly one of the better later-day-memorial books. Chapters on the various rabbis a bit lengthy, and the bibliography a...
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