Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities.
Latvia and Estonia.

Translation of
Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam
ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Latvia and Estonia

Edited by: Dov Levin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem 1988


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Transcribed by Shalom Bronstein

Latvia

The History of the Jews of Latvia Dov Levin 1
Abrene/Jaunlatgale [Abrehnen/Neu Lettgallen, German] 52
Aizpute [Hasenpoth, German; Hozenpot, Yiddish] 54
Akniste [Aknist, Yiddish] 63
Aluksne [Marienburg, German] 61
Ape [Appenhof, German] 62
Asare/Aseri [Assern, German] 62
Asune  62
Auce [Autz, German; Oitz, Yiddish] 51
Baltinava/Baltinova [Baltinoveh, Yiddish] 72
Balvi [Balwa, German; Bulavai/Bulaveh, Yiddish] 69
Bauska [Bauske, German; Boisk/Bausk, Yiddish] 63
Berzpils  74
Borovaja/Antopol [Borovka, Yiddish] 71
Brunava [Brunovishok, Yiddish] 74
Cesis [Wenden, German] 210
Dagda [Dagdeh, Yiddish] 80
Daugavpils [Dunaburg, German; Dvinsk, Yiddish] 83
Dobele [Dobeln/Doblen, German] 106
Dundaga [Dundagen, German] 108
Durbe [Durben, German] 108
Eglaine/Jalowka  52
Gostini/Dankere [Glazmanka, Yiddish] 75
Griva  78
Grobina [Grobin, German; Grobin, Yiddish] 77
Gulbene/Vecgulbene [Schwanenburg, German] 74
Iecava [Eckau, German] 145
Igene [Agenhof, German] 53
Ikskile  60
Ilukste [Illuxt, German; Ilukst, Yiddish] 59
Indra  60
Jaunijelgava [Friedrichstadt, German; Nairi, Yiddish] 140
Jekabils [Jakobstadt, German] 145
Jelgava [Mitau, German; Mitoi, Yiddish] 149
Kandava [Kendau, German; Kandoi, Yiddish] 222
Kaplava  212
Karsava [Kursovka/Korsoveh, Yiddish] 213
Kaunata [Kovnat, Yiddish] 212
Kircholm, see Riga   
Koknese [Kokenhusen, German] 221
Kraslava [Kraslave/Kraslavka, Yiddish] 226
Krustpils [Kreuzburg, German; Kreitzberg, Yiddish] 223
Kuldiga [Goldingen, German] 217
Laudona  159
Lejasciems [Aahof/Nuehof, German] 170
Liepaja [Libau, German; Liboi/Libave, Yiddish] 170
Liezere  170
Ligatne  167
Limbazi [Lemsal, German] 186
Litene  170
Livani [Liwenhof, German; Livenhof, Yiddish] 167
Lubana [Luban, German] 159
Ludza [Ludzen, German; Lutsin, Yiddish] 160
Madona [Madohn, German] 188
Malta [Name changed to Silmala in 1936] 187
Meza-park [Kaiserwald, German] see Riga. 189
Morteni  188
Nautreni  189
Nereta  190
Nirza  190
Ogre [Ogershof, German] 53
Pavilosta/Saka [Paulshafen, German] 203
Piedruja [Friedroisk, Yiddish] 203
Pilda  205
Piltene [Pilten, German] 205
Plavinas  207
Preili [Prial, Yiddish] 207
Priekule [Preekulen, German] 209
Raipole  232
Rezekne [Rositten, German; Rezhitsa, Yiddish] 233
Riebeni/Silajani [Ribinishki, Yiddish] 295
Riga [Rigeh, Yiddish] 242
Rubene  232
Rudeni  233
Rugaji  232
Rujiena/Rujene [Ruen, German] 233
Sabile [Zoebeln, German; Shaviln, Yiddish] 190
Salaspils [Kircholm, German] see Riga 190
Saldus [Frauenburg, German; Froienburg, Yiddish] 196
Sigulda [Segewald, German] 195
Silene  195
Skaista  202
Skaitskalne [Schoenberg, German; Shimberg, Yiddish] 200
Skaune  297
Skrudaliene  202
Skrunda  202
Sloka [Schlok, German; Shlok, Yiddish] 199
Smiltene [Smilten, German] 199
Somerseta/Somerst  194
Stende [Stenden, German] 195
Strenci [Stackeln, German] 195
Subata [Subbat, German; Shuvitz/Suvitz, Yiddish] 192
Talsi [Talsen, German; Talsin, Yiddish] 130
Tilza  140
Tirza [Tarzik, Yiddish] 140
Tukums [Tuckum, German] 134
Ugale [Ugalen, German] 52
Ungurmuiza  53
Vainode [Vainoden, German] 109
Valdemarpils [Sassmacken, German] 109
Valka [Walk, German; Valga, Estonian] 111
Valmiera [Wolmar, German] 110
Varaklani [Varklian, Yiddish] 112
Ventspils [Windau, German; Venden/Vindoi, Yiddish] 123
Viesite[Wessen/Eckengraf, German] 116
Vilaka [Marienhausen, German; Viliaki, Yiddish] 119
Vilani [Marienburg, German; Vilon, Yiddish] 117
Viski  122
Zilupe [Rosinhof, German; Rozinovsk, Yiddish] 128


Estonia

Elva   319
Haapsalu [Hapsal, German; Hapsil, Yiddish] 319
Kuressaare/Kingsepp [Arensburg, German] 368
Mustvee  360
Narva [Narwa, German; Narveh, Yiddish] 360
Narva-Joessu [Hungerburg, German] 364
Nomme [Noemme, German] 364
Paide [Weissenstein, German] 364
Parnu [Parnau, German; Pernoi, Yiddish] 365
Petseri [Petchuz, German] 365
Rakvere [Wesenberg, German] 369
Tallinn [Reval, German] 326
Tartu [Dorpat, German] 341
Valga [Walk, German] 320
Viljandi [Fellin, German] 322
Voru/Vyru [Werro, German] 324


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