In Memory of the Community of Dvinsk
(Daugavpils, Latvia)

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Translation of
Le zekher kehilat Dvinsk

Published in Haifa, 1975


Project Coordinator

Ilana Lutman

Translated by

Amy Samin

Our sincere appreciation to Joel Gardner,
for kindly donating this translation to be placed on the JewishGen web site.

This is a translation from: Le zekher kehilat Dvinsk, (In memory of the community of Dvinsk)
published in Haifa, 1975 (Hebrew, 63 pages)

Note: The original book can be seen online at the NY Public Library site: Dvinsk (1974)

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Title Page
This booklet was published with the assistance of the Dov Aloni Memorial Fund  
Remarks of the School Management 1
Yad Vashem, the Remembrance Authority of the Holocaust und its Heroes 2
Scroll of Remembrance 3
Dear Pupils… 4
Introduction 5
The Memorialization of the Dvinsk Community 6
The Community of Dvinsk 7
The Youth Television Broadcast on Dvinsk 8
Dvinsk in the Past
Dvinsk in the Past 10
The Foundation and Development of the City of Dvisnk 11
The Jews of Dvinsk 13
The City's Rabbis 14
The Synagogues in Dvinsk 15
The Political Parties in Dvinsk 16
Jewish Activity in Dvinsk 18
Industry and Commerce in the City 19
Cultural Life in the City 20
The Jewish Community in the City 20
The Hebrew School in Dvinsk (photo) 21
Haim Nachman Bialik's Visit in Dvinsk (photo) 21
The Self-Defense Organization in Dvinsk at the Start of the Twentieth Century 22
Jewish Cultural and Religious Life in Dvinsk at the Start of the Twentieth Century 23
The Zionist Movement and the Youth of Dvinsk 24
The Community of Dvinsk 25
Dvinsk, My City 27
My City, Dvinsk 28
The Community of Dvinsk 29
Dvinsk City of the Jews 30
Dvinsk Today
How Does Dvinsk Look Today? 39
Dvinsk Then and Now 40
Dvinsk Today 41
Dvinsk During the Holocaust
The Ghetto in Dvinsk 44
The Dvinsk Ghetto 46
The Ghetto of Dvinsk 50
The Camp Ganbin and Liberation 55
The Metamorphosis of a Young Man of Dvinsk from the Old Left 57
Yizkor [Memorial Prayer] 61
Yizkor [Memorial Prayer] – 29 years after the destruction of the Jews of Latvia 62
To Them! 63

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