Tilford Bartman at the Valley of the Destroyed Communities, Jerusalem Israel, 1999. Click to see Windows Media File Website Intro movie
Hello, and welcome to the Zabludow Memorial Website. My name is Tilford Bartman. I was born in 1955, and I have a terrific wife and a wonderful teenage son. I created and maintain this website as a memorial to the 400 years of Jewish history and culture in the Shtetl (town) of Zabludow Poland. My father was born in Zabludow in 1912, and my great grandfather Schmuel Bartnovski had a blacksmith shop on the small Rudnia River which ran through town. The mission of this website is to gather all the sources regarding the history, culture, and genealogy of the Zabludow Jews. Most sources are difficult to locate, and are in Yiddish or Polish. My mission is to make them easily accessible by translating them to English, then to present them on the internet in a visually pleasing form.