Announcing the publication of Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies (Kamyanyets, Belarus) #belarus #JewishGenUpdates

Susan Rosin

JewishGen Press is proud to announce the publication of our 143rd title:  Memorial Book of Kamenets Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies (Kamyanyets, Belarus).
This is the translation of: Sefer Yizkor le-Kehilot Kamenets de-Lita.
Editors of Original Yizkor Book:  Prof. Shmuel Eisendstadt and Mordechai Gelbart
Project Coordinator and Translator: Allen Flusberg
Emerita Coordinator: Jenni Buch
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger
Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 450 pages with original photographs

Kamenetz-Litowsk (now in Belarus) is situated on the banks of the Leshna River, in the shadow of a 14th-century fortress tower, the “Sloop”. Various essays in this Yizkor Book describe the thriving pre-1940 Jewish community: the vigorous religious life, various Zionist organizations, the hard-working communal volunteers, an amateur theatre, a self-trained orchestra, and nearby Jewish agricultural colonies. The Jews took great pride in the Kamenetz Yeshiva, a center of advanced Talmud study headed by the renowned Boruch-Ber Leibowitz…The Jewish presence was tragically obliterated by the Nazis during World War II. A necrology lists all the Kamenetz Jews—numbering more than 1700—who perished at their hand. Nothing remains of the centuries-old Jewish community—no living Jew, no trace of the Jewish cemetery. The Jews who had emigrated and the handful who survived the war joined together in the 1960s to memorialize their town and to write this Yizkor Book.

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Susan Rosin

JG Press Publications Manager