If I Forget Thee...
The Destruction of the Shtetl Butrimantz

(Butrimonys, Lithuania)

54°30' / 24°15'

Edited by Olga Zabludoff and Lily Poritz Miller

Published in Washington, D.C., 1998



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This is a translation from the original Russian edition: If I Forget Thee...The Destruction of the Shtetl Butrimantz,
ed. Olga Zabludoff and Lily Poritz Miller. Washington, D.C., Remembrance Books, 1998

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  Photo of a pin found in
November 1982 at the site of the
mass grave where the last Jews
of Butrimantz were killed on
October 1, 1941.

Engraved in the pin are the Hebrew words:
“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem…”

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget her cunning.
If I do not remember thee,
Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth.
Psalm cxxxvii, 5-6

If I Forget Thee…

The Destruction of the Shtetl

Testimony by Riva Lozansky
and other witnesses

Washington, DC

original Russian edition
copyright Ó 1998 by SHAMIR

If I Forget Thee...
translation by Eva Tverskoy
edited by Olga Zabludoff and Lily Poritz Miller
copyright Ó 1998 by Remembrance Books

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 98-68604
ISBN 0-9669349-0-3

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Photo on frontispiece from the cover of the Russian edition

All photographs in the photo section on pages 109-143 courtesy of Riva Lozansky-Bogomolny, unless otherwise indicated.

Printed and bound in the United States of America
by Signature Book Printing, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD

Translated by Eva Tverskoy

Foreword vi
The English Edition vii
Acknowledgements ix
Butrimantz, the Shtetl xiii
Riva Lozansky 17
Dvora Reznik 67
Victoria Golombewski 75
Tevie Sheinker 83
The Victims 91
Photographs 109
Glossary 145
Names of Towns 147
About the Authors 149
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