Sokolower Jidn

Representatives of the Aguda Israel party headed by Ya'akov Szpadel

Ajzyk Platner, Baruch Winogóra, Rubinsztajn, Szercman, Farbiarz

Shlomo Rozenberg, Gerszon Pomeranc (essayist),
Icchak Rajzman (writer), Jachiel Hornsztajn, Rozenberg, Motl Szwarcbard

Lea Piekarski

Arie Cebula

Izrael Fiszer with his family

Josl Rubinsztajn

Alter Szuster

Students of Alter Szuster of Jidisze Socjalistisze Arbeter Jungt "Frajhajt".
One of them is Abram Szpadel

Mosze Hersz with his family

Izrael Elbling

Cipora Granatsztajn

Hanoch Rubinsztajn gave a party before going to Eretz Israel

Students of Beit Yaakov school in Sokolow


YIDDISH WRITERS (according to YIVO archive)

Platner, Ayzek (1895–1961), poet and writer. Ayzek Platner was born in Sokolow Podlaski, Poland. His poetry first appeared in 1919. From 1920 he lived in Kaunas, where he worked as a tailor, and in 1927 he immigrated to the United States, worked as a teacher, and was a member of the Union Square and Proletpen literary groups. In 1932, he moved to Minsk to work at the newspaper Oktyabr. During World War II, he lived in Saransk and then returned to Minsk. Platner was banished to the gulag from 1948 to 1956 and once again returned to Minsk. He published more than 10 books of poetry and prose, both in Yiddish and in translations into Russian and Belorussian.
Ajzek Płatner, first from the right, and Baruch Winogóra 3rd from the right

Tsanin, Mordkhe (1906–?), writer and journalist. Born in Sokolow Podlaski, Poland, from 1921 Mordkhe Tsanin lived in Warsaw and worked for the Central Yiddish School Organization (TSYSHO). He published short stories, novels in installments, and literary criticism in the left-wing Yiddish press; two collections of his stories were issued in Warsaw in 1933 and 1935. A prolific writer and journalist, he has lived in Israel since 1941.



This year we'll meet in Sokolow to commemorate Jews killed here during the war


Józef Milik

"Described by Time magazine in 1956 as "the fastest man with a fragment", Józef Milik was perhaps the most brilliant of the small team of international biblical scholars assembled in Jerusalem in the early 1950s to uncover and decipher what would become a treasure trove of early Jewish manuscripts uncovered from caves in Qumran in the Judaean hills." Józef Milik was born near Sokolow, and although he was not Jewish it is worth to know his story

Jewish Historical Institute

"Among those who contact us, the majority are Jews from around the world who are interested in learning about the past, trying to fill in blank spots in their family stories about the country from which their close and distant relatives originated. They want to find traces of the presence of those relatives — — a grandfather, a great-grandfather."

Holocaust Education Center of Treblinka

TREBLINKA, Poland (JTA) – The Israeli daughter of a Jew who escaped Treblinka will design a Holocaust education center to be opened on the premises of the Nazi death camp.

The plan to have Orit Willenberg-Giladi, an architect from Tel Aviv and daughter of Samuel Willenberg, design the center was announced August 2 at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the uprising in Treblinka.

“We meet at one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the world,” said Prof. Pawel Spiewak, director of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, during the ceremony.

The Treblinka extermination camp was partly ruined during the uprising of prisoners which took place 70 years ago, on Aug. 2, 1943.

In total, approximately 870,000 people were murdered at Treblinka, according to the Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem. The first transports reached Treblinka on July 23, 1942 and included Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto.

“Our goal was to destroy the factory of death,” said Samuel Willenberg, who is the last known living survivor from the camp. “This whole revolt lasted maybe 20 or 30 minutes. We wanted this camp to stop working. In the forest I started to shout ‘hell is burnt’.” Willenberg fought and escaped during the uprising.

Shevah Weiss, a former Israeli ambassador to Poland, referred during the ceremony to the recent ban on ritual slaughter in Poland. “This is a bridge. I’m talking to Poles. Do not destroy this bridge today. There are not many Jews in Poland. Let them live peacefully and preserve their rituals,” he said.

During the ceremony, participants laid the foundation stone for the Holocaust Education Center of Treblinka, which is to be built over the next three to four years. The project’s total cost it still unknown.

Chaya Kremer

This is the salvation story of Chaya Kremer from Sokolow Podlaski. Her parents were Batia-Basia Rozen and Moshe Aharon Perelshtein. They lived in Pierackiego St (Długa today)

Aharon Ze'ev

Aharon Ze'ev (Wientrab) was a famous poet who was born in Sokolow Podlaski in 1900. He wrote many books for adults as well as children, was an educator and served in IDF as a chief Education Officer. He signed his books with the name Ze'ev and on his behalf there's a famous award nowadays that is given to talented poets.