Dubno; a Memorial to the
Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn
(Dubno, Ukraine)

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Translation of
Dubno; sefer zikaron

Editor: Y. Adini

Published in Tel Aviv, 1966

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This is a translation of: Dubno; sefer zikaron (Dubno; a memorial to the Jewish community of Dubno, Wolyn),
Editor: Y. Adini, Tel Aviv, Dubno Organization in Israel, 1966 (H,Y 752 columns)

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Hebrew translated by Sara Mages

Yiddish translated by Yocheved Klausner


Foreword Editorial Board  
A Jewish Metropolis A. Avtichi-Hadari 17
The City and its History Yakov Netaneli-Roitman 21
  A. The outline of the city   25
  B. The Jews of Dubno   35
  C. The Wise Men (Scholars) of Dubno Ya'acov Netaneli-Rothman 61
  D. The Chassidut of the Baal Shem Tov Ya'acov Netaneli-Rothman 65
  E. The Haskalah Era and Its Personalities Ya'acov Netaneli-Rothman 67
  F. Ḥovevey Tzion and the Beginnings of Zionism Ya'acov Netaneli-Rothman 83
  G. Dubno Rabbis Ya'acov Netaneli-Rothman 87
  H. The Government-Appointed Rabbis of Dubno[1]   97
  I. Dubno Mirrored in the Press   99
  J. From the Pinkas [Record Book] of the Dubno community Ya'acov Netaneli–Rothman 111
The Dubner Maggid   129
The sage and his city Eliezer Shteinman 133
The fables of the Dubner Maggid   135
The Dubner Maggid and his fables Y. P. Ben-Chaya 145
The Dubner Maggid the fable expert and the messenger of realism Rafael Mahler 149
The City and its Residents   169
Dubno in the year 5640 [1879/80] Yitzchak Ajzik Feffer 173
Greater Dubno Ya'acov Nathaniel-Roitman 181
Dubno on the Eve of the First World War
        Public and Party Activism
        Self–Defense in Dubno in 1919
        Jewish Life in Dubno
        The Struggle for the Rabbinate
        Under Austrian Rule
Yisrael Feffer 191
The Purim Pogrom 5674 [1914] Shaul Viderman 209
The Rabbi's daughter [poem] Shaul Tchernichovsky 211
Sources of Livelihood of Dubno's Jews Moshe Cohen 213
Two Years under Soviet Domination Moshe Cohen 229
A. Youth Movements. B. Synagogues and Batei-Midrash. C. The community's welfare institutions 245
The “Hakhshara D. Koren 249
Youth Movements in Dubno A. Cohen 253
Hashomer Hatzair" on trial Nisan Doron 261
"HeHalutz" in Dubno Zelig Freiman 263
Histadrut Hanoar HahalutziGordonia” in Dubno Zipora Ampel 269
The youth that is gone Shimon Oz (Guz) 273
Houses of Worship and Batei-Midrash in Dubno Moshe Kachka 277
The Study–Houses of the Righteous of Olik (Olyka) Z. Friedman 281
The Study House of Dr. Avraham–Mordecai Moshe Cohen 281
Cantors of the Great Synagogue Moshe Katchke 283
Peretz Markish in Dubno Yisrael Feffer 287
Rabbi Zeidel Hazan Netaneli–Roitman 289
The Jewish Hospital in Dubno Ze'ev Ziskind 291
Welfare Institutions of the Dubno Community Shmaryaho Roitman 292
The Orphanage G. Steible 297
A Passover Seder for Jewish Soldiers Moshe Cohen 301
TOZ” in Dubno[2] Mania Deibog 303
Culture and Way of Life 309
The History of the Family Name of the Historian Simon Dubonow and its Meaning Amnon Horowitz 313
The history of printing in Dubno   315
The History of the Jewish–Polish Gymnasium G. Bradiga 317
The “Tarbut” School in Dubno A. Cohen 320
Ha–Koah B. Bradiga 325
The Amateur Theater Moishe Katchke 331
Jewish Weddings and Musicians Moishe Katchke 339
Jewish Livelihoods, Figures In The Town” Asher Reichman 343
Matzo-Making Machines Come to Dubno Moshe Cohen 345
Matzo Baking in Dubno B. Bardigo 347
Zionism – and its Reward Aviezer Zaks 349
Or Torah B. Elimelech 353
Names and Surnames Asher Reichman 361
Personalities and Figures 365
A Portrait of the Head of the Rabbinical Court, the Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Ya.N.A.Y. 369
Our Master, Our Teacher, Our Rabbi [Admor], R. Baruch HaLevi Yozefob R. Shmuel HaLevi Yozefob 372
The Crown Rabbi – Rabbi Chaim Zev Margolios   374
A Portrait of the Teacher Chaim–Nissan Zaks Naftali Toran 375
The Lot of the Hebrew Teacher Nissan Machruk (Drori) 379
The teacher R' Elimelech Bly Yannai 383
The life of the Hebrew teacher Shlomo Balaban Asher Balaban 385
Eliyahu Machrok P.Y. 389
The teacher Shlomo Rikhman Asher Rikhman 389
R' Motil Luziker Avraham Shritnik 391
The brothers David and Tzvi Perl M. Cohen 393
The brothers Tzvi and Eliyahu Meizler Nisan 395
David Horovitz Nisan 397
Asher-Zelig Bronshtein Nisan 399
Shimon-David Feffer M.C. 399
To the image of R' Avraham-Moshe Kolton S.K. 399
To the image of R' Yisrael-Moshe Lashchever Nisan 401
Chana Kagan (Cohen) A.C. 401
R' Shmuel Koifman-Mutziver H. Koifman-Melamed 403
Avraham Karaulnik B. Bradiga 405
Leib Luchnik Nisan 407
Dr. Isidor Margalit (Margulies) Nisan 409
To the image of Pinchas Pinkhasuvitz Nisan 411
Sarka Dubzits Nisan 411
R' Avraham Likhter H.L. 413
Yankel Sanis Malka Friman 415
Ester Feffer (née Deibog) Y.P. 415
Eliezer Zorne Nisan 417
Dr. Misha Lichtenstein-Zohar Nisan 417
Shmuelik the watchmaker B. Elimelech 419
Hershel the Great Synagogue beadle Yannai 421
Benedik Nisan 421
Valadia (Frenkel) B. Barigada 423
About one family Shmuel Kolton 423
Berale' Gulzriker Nisan 425
The activist - Eliyahu-David (Bukrig) Akiva David 427
Four who fell: David Meizler/Tzvi Sternberg/Ozer Shehami/David Sobol Asher Rikhman 431
The Holocaust 437
Dubno's plan/The ghetto's boundaries   441
The Ikva Simcha Shtibel 445
The Germans are coming [poem] Moshe Visberg 451
The Valley of Death (The Liquidation of the Dubno Ghetto) Yehoshua Wovek 453
The Life and Destruction of the Jews in Dubno Moshe Weisberg 459
In Hiding Places and in the Forests Yitzchak Fisher 469
The Seven Stages of Terror Frida Binshtok 473
Testimony in the Nuremberg Trials about the massacre in Dubno   517
The end of the partisan, member of “Betar”, Aizia Wassermann Asher Ben-Oni 519
Historical Questionnaire   529
Historical Questionnaire   531
Passover after the Holocaust Yakov Netaneli-Roitman 533
From the bitter spring [poem] Nathaniel Bahiri (Bilizki) 535
The empty skies R' Leibish Vinokur 537
The Days of Suffering and Pain Shoshana Somberg-Gon 537
A string of sadness for Senila and the eight hundred children who perished in one day [poem] Yakov Netaneli-Roitman 541
Dubno after the Liberation Sioma 545
Yiddish Section
For the Jewish Population In Dubno and the Surroundings   549
The outline of the city Yakov Netaneli-Rothman 553
The Jews of Dubno Yakov Netaneli-Rothman 563
From the Pinkas [Record Book] of the Dubno Community Yakov Netaneli-Rothman 577
The Wise Men (Scholars) of Dubno Ya'acov Netaneli-Rothman 583
The Maggid [Preacher] of Dubno Eliezer Steinman 603
Some Fables of the Dubner Maggid   607
Dubno Eighty Years Ago Yitzkhok Aizik Feffer 613
Dubno between the World Wars   619
The History of Hashomer Hatzair and Hechalutz Binyamin Hoz and D. Karin 637
Two Years under Soviet Domination Moshe Cohen 641
Jewish livelihoods, Figures Asher Reichman 657
Names and Surnames Asher Reichman 661
Jewish Weddings and Musicians Moishe Katchke 665
Dobe Tovin-Metz / Yosef Pinchasovitch / Leib Lutchnik / Sara'ke Dobtzes / Shmulik Zeigermacher [watchmaker] /“Benedik   673
From the Sad Days   689
The Life and Destruction of the Jews in Dubno Moshe Weisberg 693
The Liquidation of the Dubno Ghetto Yehoshua Wovek 707
In Hiding Places and in the Forests Yitzhak Fischer 711
The Days of Suffering and Pain Shoshana Somberg-Gon 717
”The Heavens are Empty”…. R'Leibush Winokur 721
Testimony about the slaughter in Dubno Hermann Graebe 721
Dubno after the Liberation Sioma 725
List of the holy victims of the Dubno community [Necrology]   733
Translator's Footnotes

  1. Rabbi “Mitaam” – A Rabbi who served as the official liaison to the government, any official dictate or transaction, having to do with Judaism, went only through him Return
  2. TOZ - Towarzystwo Ochrony Zdrowia - Society for the Protection of the Health of the Jews, Poland, between the two World Wars Return


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