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Kolín Memorial Names

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Please click here to access a listing of Memorial Names. This list was compiled by Judith Nitkin, using lists provided by Yad Vashem Thresienstadt Concentration Camp Prisoner List and Temple Emanuel of Denver Memorial List.

Rabbi Dr Richard Feder, who later became Chief Rabbi of Czechoslovakia, survived Terezin but his family and community did not.
In his grief and desolation he wrote a book containing this dedicatory letter:

Dear Jews of Kolín and friends,

Out of love, respect and gratitude I have built you a memorial in this book. It is only a humble paper memorial, but I hope it is more telling than those of stone and more permanent than those of metal. Your names are mentioned in the following pages. When reading them, those who knew you will remember you with feelings of loyal friendship, and those who did not know you will deplore that you were murdered for no reason by evil, cruel, base, callous Germans.

You died a martyr’s death and we trust that God, the Father of all peoples, opened the gates to his kingdom of eternity for you and that you were admitted with love into the great family of celestial beings. Our only hope is that, when our pilgrimage on Earth comes to an end, we can meet up with you and partake in the eternal bliss.

The Germans murdered you. They obliterated your bodies. They destroyed your ashes. Nothing remained except your names, your good names, your honest, untainted names, names that deserve to be preserved for generations to come.

I honour your memory,

Your loyal rabbi,
Dr. Richard Feder Kolin, 30th November 1945

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