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Subject: Life and Fall of Wlodowa: Leaves In Memoriam
Summary: from the Yizkor book of Wlodawa
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Archive/File: places/poland/wlodawa/wlodawa.018
Last-modified: 1993/03/24

              The Life and Fall of Wlodawa and Surroundings
                   Translated by Shoshana Leszczynski
             (Transcribed by Ken McVay, kmcvay@nizkor.org)

        [Please refer to Wlodawa.001 for transcription comments]

                        LEAVES IN MEMORIAM 

   Such has been the custom of our fathers and forefathers for many a
   generation: on old books' leaves they would note down the memorial
   days of ancestors and relatives who had passed away.

   During the holocaust the books were destroyed, the names
   disappeared from the face of the earth and those memorial-days,
   sacred to every family, sank into oblivion.

   We've supplemented our memorial-book with additinal  pages,
   through which we wish to carry on with the great tradition of
   remembrance.  Thus so our ancestors memory shall forever dwell in the
   hearts of their offspring.  In those empty pages may each and every
   one of the remnants of our communitiy note down, in memory of those
   holy ones of his family who passed away, their names, ages,, where
   and how they died or were killed and where were they buried.

   And cometh the day, after 120 years, when our children shall continue
   to write in the remaining empty pages the memorial-days of their loved
   ones passed away -- fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, and
   all those dear souls whose memory shall forever be carried in our
   hearts.

   Other empty pages are intended for noting down important events, such
   as marrigges  etc.  

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