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Salomon Salit Study
|Kolonja Izaaka is unique
Jewish agricultural colonies of its time in that it was the subject of
Salomon Salit was a young Jewish student of agrarian economics at
the University of Warsaw. Salit set about to study the economics of the
colonies, and chose Kolonja Izaaka as his case study. Although
he was primarily interested in agriculture, training and economic
matters, Salit also detailed the passing of each Jewish-owned land
parcel from generation to generation,
naming many of the family members (alas, only the men), and he wrote a
sketch of life
on Kolonja Izaaka as he observed it.
It is unknown whether Salit had personal or family ties in
Kolonja Izaaka, and we don't know what fate he met during the Shoah.
contribution is inestimable. By studying the place and publishing his
dissertation, he inadvertently created what is,
in effect, the Yizkor Book of
here to read Salit's
description of the family-by-family ownership and inheritance of farm
Click here to read Salit's
description of daily life in Kolonja Izaaka.
Copyright © 2008 Irwin Keller