Lubtch and Delatich;
in Memory of the Jewish Community

(Lyubcha, Belarus)   (Delyatichi, Belarus)
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Translation of
Lubtsh ve-Delatitsh; sefer zikaron

Edited by: K. Hilel, Haifa, former residents of Lubtsh-Delatitsh in Israel

Published in Israel, 1971




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This is a translation from:
Lubtsh ve-Delatitsh; sefer zikaron (Lubtch and Delatich; in memory of the Jewish community);
Editors: K. Hilel, Haifa, former residents of Lubtsh-Delatitsh in Israel, 1971

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Title Author Page
The Map of Lubtch 5
Map of North-East Poland (1939) 6
Preface* [H] K., Hilel 7
Preface [Y] K., Hilel 8
Chronicles of the town of Lubtch [H] B.M.S. 9
Documents relating to Jewish settlement in Lubtch [Y] Kahn, P. 11
Photo caption “3rd of May” celebrations by the “Gemina ” (Local Council) Building [H] 16
Lubtch under Polish Rule [H] Yankelevitch, Chaim 17
There once was a Jewish village called Lubtch [Y] Kroshnitz, Hilel 25
Chronicles of the Jewish community in Lubtch [H] Shmulovitch, Hillel 47
A Jewish town named Delyatichi (Delatitich) [H] Cohen, Dov 51
My hometown [H] Eshed (Asherovsky), Frumka 53
From “HaMelitz”, August 25th, 1898 [H] Bonimovitch Chalpak, Yitzchak 60
A wise son-in-law… [Y] Jankelowitz, Gershon 60
The Hebrew school in Lubtch [H] Dichter, Yitzchak 61
The “Chorev” school in Lubtch [Y] “Dos Wort” 618, 636, Vilna 1937, 1938 74
A “periodical” in Lubtch (reported by M. Tsinovitch) [H] “Hatzfira“#18 (1894) 77
After the event… [Y] Hilel Krosnitz 78
Rabbis of the Lubtch community [H] Tzinovitch, Moshe 79
Reb Itchele's curse [Y] Shlimovitch, Yitzchak 98
That's how we lived… [Y] Jankelowitz, Gershon 99
For the general good… [Y] Leibovitch, Shalom 104
The 1915 fire in Lubtch [Y] Shlimovitch, Yitzchak 105
A comedy [Y] 110
Small Towns of Houses and Trenches [Y] Kaganovitch, Moshe 111
A Red-Headed Bride… [Y] Yankelevitch, Chaim 114
“As is” [Y] Kroshnitz, Hillel 114
The Hidden Light of the Jewish Mother in Lubtch [H] Dichter, Chana 115
My Dear Mother [Y] Manger, Itzik 120
I Remember My Village Delyatichi (Delatitch) [Y] Brenner, Mina 121
No One Leaving and No One Coming [Y] Kroshnitz, Hillel 134
Lubtch Until the First World War [H] Sampson, E. 135
The Pastoral Picture has Vanished and is No More [H] Vilner-Bruk, Chaya 142
The Castle in Lubtch [H] Perkofchik, L. 145
Frosty Weather in the Summer [H] Eliav, E. 147
Captions for 2 photos [H] 148
The Branch of “HaShomer Hatza'ir” in Lubtch [H] Shmulovitch, Hillel 149
Wealth Passes On, one Must Remain a “Mentch…” [Y] Jankelowitz, Gershon 156
The Dream Has Remained… [Y] Kroshnitz (Faivishevitch), Mina 157
Youth Movements in Lubtch [H] Simchoni (Movshovitch), Chemda 163
The Mathematicians… [Y] Jankelowitz, Gershon 166
The Trial [H] Shimshoni, T. 167
Episodes from the Town [H] Sampson, Eliyahu 170
The Request is Heard… [Y] Yankelevitch, Chaim 172
Only the Memories are Left… [H] Avrahami, Sara 173
Educational and Cultural Institutions in Lubtch [H] Boldo, Chanan 175
Wealth… [Y] Jankelowitz, Gershon 178
Photo Caption: The community committee of Lubtch-Karelitz in 1934 (5695) (and names) 179
Memories of My Town [H] Engel, Rachel 180
A Wedding [Y] Yankelevitch, Chaim 181
A letter from the Mendele Library, Lubtch [Y] 182
Remembrances [Y] Balott, Rose (Reiche- Bayla) 184
The National Spirit of the Jews of Lubtch [H] Shavit-Faivoshevitch, Avraham 186
Real Horseradish [Y] Yankelevitch, Chaim 188
Lubtch on the Neiman [H] Kabak, Dov 189
Lubtch Foods [Y] K., Hilel 194
“Lubtch Pigs” [Y] H.K. 199
Days of Activity and Hope [H] Sonenzon, Chaim 200
The Connection of the Family of President of Israel,Yitzchak Ben Tzvi, to Lubtch [H] Alef (collated by), A. 202
An Incident About an Informing Report [Y] Leibovitch, Shalom 205
The Righteous Rabbi R' Shmuel Bakshter [H] Tsinovitch, Moshe 206
Minikes, Chanan Yaakov [Y] Jaffe, Mordechai 211
The Actor Matityahu (Matus) Kowalsky [Y] Tzinovitch, Moshe 214
Expulsion From and Rebuilding of Lubtch [Y] Shulman (Shlimovitch), Nachum 216
Mutual Support in Lubtch [H] Tzur, Mina 223
Cultural Life in Lubtch [H] Levanon, Elka 225
The Town is Engraved in My Heart [H] Spotnitzky, Baruch 226
Days of Joy and Sorrow [Y] Kagan-Sirlis, Chana 229
R' Shmuel Meizel and His Family [H] Tzinovitch, Moshe 234
Lubtch in the 1930's [H] Yankelevitch, Elka 238
The Amateur Club [H] Shimshoni, T. 240
My Town Delyatichi (Delatitch) [H] Shmukler, Avigdor 243
Remember and Do Not Forget! [H] Degani (Litchitzsky), Yona 247
Two Religious Undertakings in Lubtch [Y] Rabinovitch, Shalom 250
A Remark Regarding the Abovementioned Correspondent's Report [Y] Tzinovitch, Moshe 252
Activity of the Branch of the “Board of Yeshivot” in Lubtch [Y] Rabinovitch, Shalom 253
Rabbis Born in Lubtch [H] Tsinovitch, Moshe 254
Rabbi R' Chaim Krasilov z”l [And three other Rabbis] [H] Hacohen Eliav, Avraham 265
No More Wars… [Y] Yankelevitch, Chaim 270
Chaim Bruk, May The Lord Avenge His Blood! [Y] Shalit, Moshe 271
The “Chevra Kaddisha” in Lubtch [H] Shimshoni, T. 272
Remember! [H] Shragai, Yehoshua 274
The Memory of My Town is Kept Safe in My Heart [H] Solominsky, Chaya 277
The Gaon Rabbi Eliyahu-Chaim Meizel, Head of Court of Lodz and His Relationship to Lubtch [H] Tsinovitch, Moshe 280
Between Two World Wars [H] Bruk, Avraham 284
A Chazan (Cantor) in the Town [H] Shimshoni, T. 289
Farewell to the Town [H] Kivelevitch, Shmuel- Yaakov 290
Yehoshua Levinson, Bible Scholar [H] Tzinovitch, Moshe 292
Alter Yosselevitch [H] Tzinovitch, Moshe 292
A Panoramic Gem [H] Kalmanovitch, Meyerim (Meir) 294
The History of the Town (From the Encyclopedia Judaica) [H] 295
My Town (A Poem) [H] Yankelevitch, Chaim 296
(Poem) [H] Amitai (Faivoshevitch), Ayala 299
Memories [H] Degani, Yona 301
My Sister Itka, of Blessed Memory [H] Levanon, Elka 302
To the Memory of My Family [H] Solominsky, Chaya 303
My Father, Avraham-Aharon, of Blessed Memory [Y] Berkovitch, Eliyahu 304
Memories from My Father's House [H] Sivitsky, Aryeh 306
Only Letters Remain… [H] Sonenzon, Chaim 307
My Grandmother Chaya [H] Nashkes, Puah 308
My Rebbe, Rabbi Chaim [Y] Shlimovitch, Yitzchak 309
Tuvya the Sexton [Y] Shulman (Shlimovitch), Nachum 311
My Grandmother Rivka [H] Simchoni (Movshovitch), Chemda 312
My Father Eliezer, of Blessed Memory [H] Aharonovsky, Danny 313
Their Memory Will Remain Forever in My Heart [H] Pintel (Pines), Freda 316
An Eternal Light for My Family [Y] Aronovsky, Shmuel Binyamin- Chaim 317
In Memory of My Brother Avraham, May His Blood be Avenged! [H] Kalmanovitch, Golda 320
Max Shmulevitch, of Blessed Memory [H] Degani, Yona 321
 
The Holocaust and the Heroism 323
 
Photo caption: The Memorial Plaque in the Holocaust Cellar in Jerusalem 324
I Won't Forgive! (Poem) [Y] Berliner, Yitzchak 325
One of the Family… [H] Yankelevitch, Natan 327
I Was in the Ghetto [Y] Yankelevitch, Yisrael- Gershon (Yisrol) 331
I Revenged our Innocent Blood [Y] Yanson, Velveke 344
Scrolls from The Flame [H] Slonimsky, Yisrael 364
In the Lubtch Ghetto [Y] Solomiansky, Shifra 380
Rosh Hashana in the Forest [Y] Yankelevitch, Yisrael 388
A Partisan in his Late Years [Y] Leibovitch, Shalom 391
Under the Nazis in France [Y] Zablotzky, Risha 403
(untitled) [Y] Meyerson-Kowalsky, Lyuba 410
Little Pages from the Flame… [Y] Slonimsky, Yisrael 412
(poem) [H] Yankelevitch, Chaim 433
Words spoken by Nachum Shlimovitch at the memorial service for the
Martyrs of Lubtch and Delatitich
[Y]
Shlimovitch, Nachum 434
Words at the memorial service for the Martyrs of Lubtch and Delatitich [H] Zacharavitch, Yaacov 437
Former Lubtch and Delatitch residents now living in Israel [H] 440
List of Jews from Lubtch and Delatitch who came to Israel, and who have since died [H] 443
Martyrs of Lubtch – List of Lubtcha Jews who were killed in the Holocaust [H] 444
Martyrs of Delatitch – List of Delatitch (Delyatichi) Jews who were killed in the Holocaust [H] 459
Photographs 461
Table of contents 477
Epilogue [H] 480
 
Notes:

* This is the same article as that written in Yiddish on Page 8
[H] - Written in Hebrew, [Y] - Written in Yiddish


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