A Town Named Libau

(Liepāja, Latvia)

56°31' / 21°01'

Translation of the 36-page Booklet A Town Named Libau
in English, German and Hebrew
and Additional Material about Libau

Editor and Publisher of booklet unknown
Believed to have been published in Israel, 1985


Project Coordinator

Stephen L. Snyder

Translation of Booklet

Naomi Arond

Additional Material Translated and Donated by

Harry Hurwitz

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Table of Contents

English Section

  1. Libau, by Immanuel Blaushild
  2. Libausche Fragmente (Libau Fragments), by Ze'ev Wolf Joffe
  3. The Scouts, by Sascha Kastrell
  4. The Hashomer Hatsair Movement in Libau, by Yitzhak Shmushkowitz
  5. Betar in Liepaja, by Bella Scheftel-Kass
  6. How I Became a Herzlianer and a Zionist, by Immanuel Blaushild
  7. Translation of an Excerpt Relating to Libau from the Book Published by Mr. Mendel Bobee in Yiddish
  8. Libau Revisited, by Raya Westermann-Mazin
  9. Witness for the Prosecution, by Arnold Engel
  10. To a Happy Reunion, by Raya Westermann-Mazin
  11. List of Names and Addresses

Hebrew Section

  1. The History of the Scout Movement in Libau, by Sascha Kastrell
  2. The History of the Hashomer Hatzair Movement in Libau, by Yitzhak Shmushkowitz
  3. The 1934 Odyssey to Eretz Yisrael, by Jack Yacobi
  4. Beitar Libau, by Ezra Rosnik
  5. Witness for the Prosecution, by Arnold Engel
  6. Return Visit to Libau, by Raya Westermann-Mazin

Hebrew article numbers 1, 2, 5, and 6 are also in the English section and did not need to be translated. Only numbers 3 and 4 were translated.

Additional Material on Libau

  1. Israel Hurwitz's Story, As Told to His Grand Daughter, Roni Brickman
  2. Zaida Remembers..., As Told to His Grand Daughter, Wendy Edelman, in 1980
  3. "The Girls from Libau" (Film)

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