The Destruction of Globokie
(Hlybokaye, Belarus)

55°08' / 27°41'

Translation of
Khurbn Glubok

Edited by M. and Z. Rajak, Former residents' association in Argentina

Published in Buenos Aires, 1956

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Eilat Gordin Levitan

This is a translation from: Khurbn Glubok
(The Destruction of Globokie),
ed. M and Z. Rajak. Buenos Aires, 1956: Former residents' association in Argentina (H)

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Translated by Eilat Gordin Levitan

Michael and Zvi Rajak

Memorial For The Jewish Communities of Globokie, Szarkowszczyzna, Dunilowicze, Postavy, Druya and Kaziany, (in Belarus and Lithuania- Vilna region) perished by the barbaric hands of Nazi Germany

Publisher: Salomon Suskovich

Edited by the society of the residents of
Szarkowszczyzna, Dunilowicze, Postavy and Globokie in Argentina

Special Thanks for Sonia and Noach Katzovitz of Postavy
For their generous financial donation for the book

Buenos Aires

Contents of the Original Yiddish Version


Yarzeitzen I
   Khurban Glubok 6,000 souls, 8-20-1943 
   Khurban Szarkowszczyzna 1,800 souls, 7-18-1942 
   Khurban Dunilowicze 900 souls, 11-22-1942 
   Khurban Postavy 2,500 souls, 12- 25-1942 
   Khurban Druya 2,500 souls, 7-17-1942 
   Khurban Kaziany 300 souls, 8-20-1943 
By Dr. Mark Dwerdeshetzki (from the book Yerusalaim de Lita…) II
Forward by the society in ArgentinaIII
Dedications to the perished by Michael and Zvi Rajak  
Globokie9- 265
   Contents of the Globokie chapters9
   To the Reader9
   The Destruction of Glubokie by Michael and Zvi Rajak10
   To the Story of Glubokie by Michael and Zvi Rajak13
   The Outbreak of World War II by the Rajak brothers32
   The Jews Under the First German Influx50
   The First German Provocation51
   Russian War Prisoners53
   The Agreement Between the Magistrate and the Mayor58
   Bread Rationing58
   Death Sentence for having Extra portion of Flour59
   Forced Labor60
   The Isolation of the Jews62
   The Police62
   The Judenrat63
   The Gestapo in Glubokie66
   The German Civil Administration68
   The Jewish Police71
   Confiscation- Money Action75
   Village population under Terror75
   The Gypsies' Chase76
   The Ghetto78
   Bemma, Commandant of the Glubokie Slaughter House87
   The Abuse of The Jews from Karolvishzizna89
   December, 1941, Forty Souls were Murdered90
   The Great Exodus from the Vilna Ghetto92
   Mass Murders in the Surrounding Shtetls94
   A hundred and ten Jewish Martyrs Assassinated; 3- 25- 194294
   The Ghetto Space allowance Decreases98
   The Nazi S. D.101
   The Extermination of the Jews of Surrounding Shtetls104
   The Second Ghetto111
   The Second Ghetto is about to be Liquidated112
   June 19, 1942; The Liquidation of the Second Ghetto
   “The sun rose, the acacia tree blossomed and the slaughterer    slaughtered…” by Bialik
   After the Slaughter127
   The Reduction of the Ghetto size133
   The German Spy Vitvitzki136
   Workshops and the Office of the Gavint Komisar144
   Glubokie Ghetto; A Concentration camp for the Remaining Jews of the surrounding liquidated Shtetls150
   The First Glubokie Partisans157
   The Arrest of Moshe Abramovitz162
   The Germans Arrest the Judenrat Elder; Gershon Lederman163
   The Germans Swallow Jewish Victims165
   The Radianovtzes Join The Partisans and Fight The Glubokie Germans Gendarmes176
   The Criminals liquidate the Glubokie Ghetto178
   The Last Night180
   Friday, August 20, 1943; A Day of Pandemonium and carnage181
   The Ghetto is Burning184
   Before the Final Hour189
   We Escape wander and encounter the Partisans195
   The Principal Murderers of the Glubokie Jews199
   At Combat against The Enemy204
   After We Separated208
   After the Liberation253
   List of the Perished Jews257
   A list of Glubokie Partisans268
Szarkowszczyzna285- 322
   The Destruction of Szarkowszczyzna285
   The First World War (1914 - 1918)289
Dunilowicze323- 364
   The Annihilation of Dunilovichi 323
   June 1941, The Germans entrance to Dunilovichi339
   Dunilowicze Jewish residents in 1939 
   Dunilowicze list of survivors 
   The contents of the Postavy chapters365
   The Topographical Situation365
   Postavy History Until 1914365
   A Blood Libel366
   Preventing a Pogrom367
   The First World War - 1914-1918367
   The Return to Postavy369
   The Soviets Entry in 1939371
   The Arrival of the Germans372
   The First Victims372
   Incarcerating the Potsavy Jews374
   The Liquidation of the Postavy Ghetto375
   The Survivors of the Postavy Ghetto377
   Partisans of the Postavy Ghetto378
Druya383- 396
   Contents of the Druya chapters 
Kaziany (Kozyany)397- 405
   Contents of the Kaziany (Kozyany) chapters 
Pictures405- 422
The society in Argentina (with pictures)423- 427

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