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Fulfilling His Will: The Last Testament of Calek Perechodnik

Ofer Lifshitz

A comprehensive collection of documents and photographs of the author of these words was recently donated to Yad Vashem through its "Gathering the Fragments" project – supplementing the chronicle and unique diary written by Holocaust victim Bezalel (Calek) Perechodnik already housed at Yad Vashem. At the heart of the recently received collection stands the original copy of Perechodnik’s will, an important link in his story: In it, he asked to have his diary published, and through it, the existence of the diary was revealed in the first place.

From the will of Calek Perechodnik,1944
From the will of Calek Perechodnik,1944

Calek, Anka and Otuszka Perechodnik, c. 1941
Calek, Anka and Otuszka Perechodnik, c. 1941

Bezalal (Calek) Perechodnik making kiddush, 1937
Bezalal (Calek) Perechodnik making kiddush, 1937

Pesach Perechodnik's correspondence with the prominent Yiddish-language daily Forverts (1947) in an attempt to have Calek's diary published
Pesach Perechodnik's correspondence with the prominent Yiddish-language daily Forverts (1947) in an attempt to have Calek's diary published

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