New Drahichyn Belarus Yizkor Book #general
Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of Yizkor Books JewishGen has just published the
translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book of Drahichyn, Belarus:
Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book? 500 Years of Jewish Life
Drohitchin Finf Hundert Yor Yidish Lebn
The hardcover book has 736 pages, 8.5" by 11", including many photos and images.
The list price is $64.95, available >from Amazon (discounted for around $47) and
Barnes and Noble.
The original book was published in Yiddish in Chicago in 1958. Glen Strauss
coordinated the translation available on JewishGen.
Drahichyn is located 40 miles west of Pinsk, 33 miles east of Kobryn, and 16 miles
east of Antopol (not to be confused with the smaller town of Drohiczyn, Poland, 49
miles WNW of Brest).
There are many alternate spellings for the town: Drahichyn [Belarussian],
Drogichin [Russsian], Drohiczyn [Polish], Drohitchin [Yiddish], Drahitschyn
[German], Drohichin, Drohiczyn Poleski, and Dorohiczyn.
Information on the following nearby towns is also included in this book:
Ogdemer, Osevlan, Simenovitch, Selitsheva, Selishch, Svorin, Tcheromcha,
Voulka, Valevel, Yolitsh.
This book is both history and memoir, including poetry, tributes, and a necrology
of Shoah victims >from Drahichyn and nearby towns murdered in the two massacres
there on July 25 and October 15, 1942. Former residents and descendants
contributed first-hand accounts to this heart-wrenching book, so future generations
could learn about the long history of this once vibrant Jewish community that no
For more information about the book visit
Florence Schumacher, Print Editor
Joel Alpert, Coordinator, Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of Yizkor Books,