JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

This week's excerpt is a newly-published chapter in the Yizkor book
of Kovel, which is one of my projects. In it, Mordechai Leiberson
gives an account of his return to Kovel after the war, which will be
of special interest to those particularly interested in Kovel since
he gives an almost street-by-street account of the extent to which
the Jews and the places where they lived and worked and prayed had
all but vanished. During its history, Kovel had passed >from Russian
rule to Polish and back to Poland, before becoming part of the
Ukraine. It was a major railroad hub which made it a major strategic
objective in both world wars. When the Germans invaded in 1941, there
were over 17,000 Jews in Kovel, about half the city's population. The
community was wiped out in Oct., 1942. When Leiberson returned, he
found "a great wasteland." There is also a KehilaLinks site for Kovel: .


Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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