People who once lived in Zhabokrych have written articles and books, and have created oral histories,
of their lives in that village. Few records from residents exist; these histories, then, are a prime source of information
about life in the "old country". I would be grateful to receive letters or memoirs, for inclusion on this kehilalink, that
were written by your Zhabokrych ancestors.
Contact me, Marla Waltman, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USHMM holds a number of
oral histories by Jews with a connection to Zhabokrych.
Here are links to several of these Zhabokrych histories:
- Manya Brodeski-Teitelman
- Manya, a Holocaust survivor and an only child, was born in Zabokrych in 1932.
Manya and her father survived in the town's ghetto
from July 1941 until liberation.
Jerusalem Post Article: Illuminating the Memory of the Six Million Who Perished
You Tube Video: Holocaust Survivor Testimony (in Yiddish)
- Emanuel Garber
- Mr. Garber recounts his life in Zhabokrych, where he was born.
His book, Fragile Jewish Existence: a Ukrainian Childhood's Recollection of the Holocaust,
was published by Seagull
Press in January 2005. Copies of the book can be found in six
- Jonathan R. Herman
- Mr. Herman's grandmother, Anna Miriam Oxengoren, was born in Zhabokrych in 1905. The Harvard Divinity Bulletin
enthralling article, A Picture
Worth a Thousand Tears: How a Single Photograph Healed a Jewish Family
recounts his grandmother's life in Zhabokrych and her search, after World
War II, for answers about the fate
of her mother.
- Sabina Spektor
- Sabina Spektor grew up in Kryzhopil, a town to the west of Zhabokrych. In June 1941, Sabina and her family were
evacuated to Zhabokrych in order to escape the approaching German Army. Sabina's
oral history was made on
26 February 1992 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- Dora Kravchek Waltman
- The Reminiscences
of Dora (Kravchek) Waltman (25 Sep 1898 – 23 Dec 1991), include a discussion of her life in Zhabokrych, Kryzhopil,
and Odessa, and in Siroki, Romania from 1898 to 1921, and her subsequent emigration to Toronto, Canada. These memories were
recorded and transcribed by her granddaughter Marla Waltman on 26 March 1978 in Toronto , Canada.
To republish this reminiscence, please contact Marla Waltman at mailto:email@example.com.
- Marla Waltman
- Blogpost in Our Ukrainian Odyssey entitled
Our Visit to Zhabokrych.
In addition to these links, you will find other
information about individuals and families who lived in
Zhabokrych on the page entitled Town Life and Residents.
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would be greatly appreciated
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