Announcing the Publication of the Yizkor Book of Kovel, Ukraine #yizkorbooks #JewishGenUpdates #announcements

Susan Rosin

JewishGen Press is proud to announce our 134th title: Kowel; Testimony and
Memorial Book of Our Destroyed Community (Kovel, Ukraine).
This is the English translation of: Kowel; sefer edut ve-zikaron
le-kehilatenu she-ala aleha ha-koret


Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Eliezer Leoni-Zopperfin;
Project Coordinator: Bruce Drake
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger

Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11", 376 pages with original photographs

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Jewish community of Kovel
grew economically, politically and intellectually. In the 1920s, as part of
the new Republic of Poland, the community supported three major synagogues,
kindergartens, two elementary Hebrew schools, a Hebrew high school, a
Yiddish school, a vibrant Yiddish theatre scene, and several political
parties, both Zionist and Orthodox. In 1937, Kowel's 13,200 Jews made up
nearly half the total population. Soviet occupation in 1939 ended community
life, and the murderous Nazi occupation that followed wiped out the Jews
The anguish of those who lost their lives was recorded in nearly 100
pencil-written notes on the walls of the city's Great Synagogue, lamenting
the dead, asking for remembrance, and calling for vengeance.
May this book be a memorial to them and the community that no longer exists.

For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and
cultural information that can provide a picture of the environment of our

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Susan Rosin
JewishGen Press Publications Manager