Dokshitz-Parafianov Memorial (Yizkor) Book

(Dokshytsy, Belarus)

Translation of
Sefer Dokshitz-Parafianov

Published by the JewishGen Press
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Original Hebrew and Yiddish Yizkor Book
Editor: David Stockfish Published in Tel Aviv, 1970
Translation Editors: Joel Alpert and Aaron Ginsburg
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”, 450 pages with all illustrations of the original Yizkor book,
plus a new appendix of significant materials collected after the publication of the original book.

Available from JewishGen for $38.00

Click here to see the index containing the family names in this book. If you already have purchased the book, please print out and insert into the back of the book.


Translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book of the town of Dokshitz, Belarus, originally written in 1970 in Yiddish and Hebrew in Tel Aviv by the former residents and survivors of the town.

Between 1941 and 1943, most of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, including the towns of Dokshitz and Parfianov in Belarus, were systematically wiped out by the Nazis and local militias. The English translation of the Dokshitz-Parfianov Yizkor Book contains thirty-six personal histories, collected over a ten-year period. New appendices of material collected since the publication of the original Yizkor Book in 1970 have been added.

Included are photographs, documents and descriptions of the Jewish communities of pre-war Dokshitz and Parfianov. Then first-hand accounts of the Shoah and of the armed resistance of Jewish youth to the Nazi occupiers are presented. And finally, there are accounts of those who went on to pioneer in and fight for in the establishment of Israel.

With gratitude to the former residents of these towns now living in Israel and the Diaspora whose stories are collected here, it is our hope that this book will serve as a memorial to the vibrant now-extinct Jewish communities of Dokshitz and Parfianov.

Dokshytsy, Belarus is located at 54°54' North Latitude and 27°45' East Longitude

Alternate names for the town are: Dokshytsy [Bel], Dokshitsy [Rus], Dokshits [Yid], Dokszyce [Pol], Dokšici [Latv], Dokšycy, Dokshitse, Dokshitsya, Dokschyzy, Dokshitz, Dugscitz


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Parafyanovo 6 miles W
    Yasevichi 13 miles NNE
    Budslav 14 miles SW
    Hlybokaye 16 miles N
    Begoml 17 miles SE
    Golubichi 17 miles NNE
    Daŭhinava 20 miles SSW
    Krivichi 22 miles SW

    Plissa 23 miles NNE
    Dunilovichi 23 miles WNW
    Kozlovshchina 25 miles NW
    Kraysk 28 miles SSW
    Mstizh 28 miles SE
    Kublichi 30 miles NE

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