Memorials to the Martyrs of Skala Who Perished in the Holocaust

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This is a photograph ofa monument erected in Borshchiw to memorialize the 2,500 Jews from Skala, Borshchiw, Korolowka, Ozeryany, Mielnitza, Kryvch and nearby villages who weresent to the Borshchiw ghetto in November 1942 and were murdered by the Nazis and their local collaborators in the Spring of 1943 . The monument replacesone that was dedicated in 1991, which had deteriorated in recent years. The new monument wasconstructed with the generous support of four survivors of the Holocaust: Michael Edelsteinand Max Mermelstein from Skala andbrothers Saul and Sam Stermer from Korolowka.
1. Borshchiw Monument

2. Beth David Plaque
This first memorial to the Skala martyrs of World War II was erected in 1946 by the Skala Benevolent Society in Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, New York. The memorials are on either side of the gate to the Skala cemetery plot.

3. Skala Monument in Holon, Israel
Memorial to the martyrs of Skala in the cemetery at Holon, Israel.  
4.Yad Vashem Memorial
 Valley of Destroyed Communities, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. Skala is on the bottom right, behind Moshe Cohen, a survivor from Boroszczow.
Close-up showing Skala on the monument in the Valley of Destroyed Communities.
5. Yad Vashem Memorial Close-up

6. Martef Ha-Shoa

7. Martef Ha-Shoa
Martef Ha-Shoa, the memorial to the six million in the Holocaust Cellar in Jerusalem. In the photo on the right, the plaque dedicated to Skala is directly above the table.

Photo 2 courtesy of Rebecca and Nathan Erwin
Photo 2 copyrighted by Dana Erwin
Photos 3-5 copyrighted and photos 1,6-7 courtesy Max Mermelstein.
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Updated Aug 22, 2011. Copyright 2005 Skala Research Group. All Rights Reserved.