Announcing the Publication of Mlynov-Muravica Memorial Book #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Rosin

JewishGen Press is proud to announce our 148th title: Mlynov-Muravica
Memorial Book.
This is the English translation of Sefer Mlinov-Merṿits.

Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11", 572 pages with original photographs

Editor of Original Yizkor Book: J. Sigelman
Project Coordinator: Howard I. Schwartz, PhD
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper

Buried under the rubble of time, forgotten by the vicissitudes of
history, lie two small towns, both shtetls that until recently have
been lost to memory, especially to the memory of families who ended up
in the English-speaking world. They were sister towns, no more than a
mile apart, and their economies, cultures, institutions, and families
were so intertwined with one another that some residents later
hyphenated the town names, as if they were one place. In the end,
residents of the two towns were liquidated together in an area along
the road between them.

The larger of the two towns, Mlynov (also spelled “Mlinov” among other
variations), still exists on maps today as “Mlyniv,” in what is now
western Ukraine, close to Dubno. There was a small Jewish community
residing there not long after the area became part of Tzarist Russia
in 1793. The smaller of the two towns, called Mervits (“Muravica,”
“Muravista,” among other variations), no longer appears on maps today
and its prior location is just outside the existing border of its
larger and still existing neighbor.

This new translation of the memorial volume opens a window into life
as once lived in these two thriving, interconnected shtetls in the
period from 1900 until 1942. Partly a collection of childhood
recollections, folklore and stories, combined with the horrifying
accounts of these towns’ bitter end, these essays are a gift to those
in the next generation who are seeking to understand where their
ancestors came from and to honor their memories.

For more details and how to order, please visit:

Susan Rosin
JewishGen Press Publications Manager

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