Memoir of Joseph Vogel (b.Hersz Bursztajn)
ADJCP subscriber Fay Bussgang has shared her father’s memoir of attending Yeshiva in Zychlln around 1903. Fay’s father, Joe Vogel (b.Hersz Bursztajn) studied in the Zychlin yeshiva under his mother’s cousin, Chaim Mendel Helmer. The article captures the life of a young yeshiva boy in our small town and the forces of change that pulled young men away from a life of study toward work and Western culture.
Fay discusses her genealogy research process of finding her family (published in the Newsletter of Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston in 2000) In Search of My Father’s Rebbe and Great Uncle: A Genealogist’s Windfall