Announcing the Publication of the Memorial Book of Kremenets, Ukraine #ukraine #yizkorbooks

Joel Alpert

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its105th title, Memorial Book of Kremenets,
Translation of Pinkas Kremenits; Sefer Zikaron

Original Yizkor Book Edited by: Abraham Samuel Stein
Originally published in Hebrew and Yiddish
Tel-Aviv 1954

Details: Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 564 pages with original photographs.
Translation Project Coordinator: Dr. Ronald D. Doctor
English Translation Editors: Dr. Ronald D. Doctor and Ellen F. Garshick
Layout: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff-Hopper
Name Indexing: Bena Shklyanoy

Kremenets, in western Ukraine is 213 miles W of Kiev. It is located
at 50 deg 6’ North Latitude and 25 deg 43’ E Longitude.

Jews are known to have been in the Kremenets area as early as 1438
when the Grand Duke of Lithuania gave them a charter. The Jewish
community gradually expanded and prospered through the 16th century.

According to the 1931 Polish census, the town of Kremenets, Ukraine
had a population of 19,877, consisting of 8,428 Ukrainians, 7,256
Jews, 3,108 Poles and 883 Russians.

The Nazis and their helpers destroyed and exterminated a magnificent
community, capable and devoted, that wove its thread of existence for
500 years in an area that was a land of contention among Tatars,
Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Poles, and Russians. Amid all the political
perversities, the Jewish community persevered, shaped and strengthened
its way of life, lived through times of highs and lows, wrote
brilliant pages in the history of Jewish Volhynia, and produced
leaders and Torah greats, writers and intellectuals.

But maybe its main greatness and value is in its spirited, folksy
life—in the character of the laboring Jew who is content in spirit and
soul, and full of the joy of life; who has deep emotional ties to
Judaism and all its vivid creative forces, the campaigners and
builders among them: Hasidim and Mitnagdim, Orthodox and
intellectuals, pioneers of Love of Zion and Zionism, advocates of
Hebrew and Yiddish culture, of socialism and the movement of those who
work the Land of Israel, of pioneering and immigration—in all of
those, the Jews of Kremenets took an active part, in body and soul and

This Yizkor Book serves as a memorial to all the victims of the Shoah
from Kremenets and nearby towns.

List price: $61.95 available from JewishGen for $35

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Alternate names for the town: Kremenets [Rus, Ukr], Krzemieniec [Pol],
Kremenitz [Yid], Kremenez [Ger], Kremenits, Kremenec', Kshemyenyets

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Velikiye Berezhtsy 4 miles W
Lanivtsi 23 miles SE
Podlesnoye 5 miles SE
Brody 25 miles W
Katerynivka 10 miles SE
Yampil 25 miles ESE
Pochayev 12 miles WSW
Vyshhorodok 26 miles SSE
Zaliztsi 27 miles SW
Vishnevets 14 miles S
Varkovychi 28 miles NNE
Kozin 16 miles NW
Demydivka 28 miles NW
Rakhmanov 17 miles E
Mlyniv 28 miles N
Shumsk 18 miles E
Mizoch 28 miles NE
Novyy Oleksinets 21 miles SSW
Ozeryany 29 miles NNE
Muravytsi 29 miles NNW
Pidkamin 21 miles WSW
Leshniv 30 miles WNW
Dubno 22 miles N
Zbarazh 30 miles S

Packed with history; this book opens a unique window to life in this
shtetl. A must-read! Certainly a welcome gift to the relative who
would appreciate this unique history of their shtetl.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

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