“Labanoras” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Lithuania

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Translation of the “Labanoras” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Written by Dov Levin

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem, 1996



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In Yiddish, Labanore

A town, about 30 km southeast of Utena, the district's city.

Written by Josef Rosin

Translated by Shaul Yannai


A few dozen Jews lived there during the period of Independent Lithuania. In 1923, Labanoras had 443 inhabitants.

34 people voted to the 18th Zionist Congress in 1933, apparently together with the Jews of Saldutiskis. They voted as follows: 29 for the “Eretz-Yisrael HaOveded” party, 2 for the General Zionists A, 2 for the Grosmanists, and 1 for the “Mizrakhi”. In 1935, 29 people voted to the 19th Zionist Congress as follows: 28 for the “Eretz-Yisrael HaOveded” party, and 1 for the General Zionists A. When Lithuania was conquered by the Germans, the fate of the Jews of Labanoras was the same as the fate of the other Jews in the surrounding areas. The town's Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Osband, was murdered in Svencioneliai in 1941, during the intermediate days of Succoth.


Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem, files Z-4/2548, 55/1788.
Asheri, E. Mimaamakim (From the Depths), Part 5, New York, 1978.

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