Skala on the river Zbrucz : a history of the former Skala Jewish community (Book, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Skala on the river Zbrucz : a history of the former Skala Jewish community

Author: Max Mermelstein; Tony Hausner; Skala Research Group.; Irgun yotsʼe Sḳalah.
Publisher: United States : Skala Research Group and Skala Benevolent Society, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1978, the Skala Benevolent Society (SBS) published a Yizkor [memorial] book called Skala. The book was written by the town's (shtetl's) former Jewish residents who either had survived the Holocaust or had been born in Skala and previously had emigrated. Its purpose was to honor Skala's Jewish community, which had been annihilated by the Nazis and their cohorts. Most of the contributors to the original book were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Mermelstein; Tony Hausner; Skala Research Group.; Irgun yotsʼe Sḳalah.
ISBN: 9781616585570 1616585579
OCLC Number: 612000646
Notes: Translation of original memorial book Skala (1978), with an additional chapter.
Includes register of names of Skala Jews who died in the Holocaust (p. 98-147).
Description: xi, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: [Max Mermelstein (Weidenfeld) [and others] ; Tony Hausner].

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"In 1978, the Skala Benevolent Society (SBS) published a Yizkor [memorial] book called Skala. The book was written by the town's (shtetl's) former Jewish residents who either had survived the Holocaust or had been born in Skala and previously had emigrated. Its purpose was to honor Skala's Jewish community, which had been annihilated by the Nazis and their cohorts. Most of the contributors to the original book were the survivors themselves, who felt a deep inner compulsion and moral obligation to those who perished, to tell the story of Jewish Skala and to share with their children and future generations their memories of suffering, struggle and loss. The Yizkor book was written primarily in Yiddish and Hebrew and was largely inaccessible to many modern researchers, most of whose families came from this shtetl. Skala on the River Zbrucz, a translation of the entire Yizkor book into English, now has been published by the Skala Research Group (whose members are investigating their roots in Skala) and the SBS. Situated in eastern Galicia and once ruled by Austro-Hungary, the town of Skala was part of Poland during World War II. It now is called Skala Podil'ska and is part of Ukraine. The Skala Yizkor book includes articles, photographs, and documents on the history of the town's Jews from the 15th century up to and including the Holocaust, when the Jewish community was completely destroyed. This material recalls a once vibrant shtetl, its people, the environment in which they lived, their hopes, dreams and struggles for survival. The Yizkor book also describes the tragic events of the Holocaust, stories of those who survived and provides a list of Skala's Holocaust victims and survivors. The English translation contains a new chapter about the town's righteous gentiles who saved Jews during the Holocaust, as well as photographs showing Skala as it is today. It is a precious legacy that deserves to be preserved"--Tony Hausner.

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by thausner (WorldCat user published 2019-10-26) Excellent Permalink

Book is now available from USHMM and will be donated to a few key holocaust libraries.  Can be ordered direct from editor at thausner@gmail.com or via amazon, etc. 

The Skala Research Group maintains the following web site on the  history of the Jjewish population in Skala:

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/SkalaPodol/

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