Drohitchin Memorial (Yizkor) Book
500 years of Jewish Life
(Drahichyn, Belarus)

Published by the JewishGen Press

Translation of Drohitchin – finf hundert yor yidish lebn
Original Edited by: Dov Warshawsky, Book Committee Drohiczyn
Originally Published in Yiddish in Chicago, 1958
Translation Project Coordinator, Glen Strauss
Editor, Print Edition: Florence Schumacher
736 pages, 8.5" by 11", hard cover, including all photos
and other images and new lists of residents compiled recently

Available from for $47.00

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.


This is the translation of the Memorial (Yizkor) Book
of Jewish community of Drohichin, Belarus.

This history of Drohitchin/Drahichyn – in Belarus – covers the nearly 500-year old Jewish community that had almost 5,000 Jewish residents at the start of World War II.

This book is both history and memoir, and it includes poetry, tributes, and many photos. Also contained is a necrology of the Shoah victims from Drohitchin and nearby towns murdered in the two Drohitchin massacres ( July 25 and October 15, 1942).

Former Drohitchin residents and descendants contributed first-hand accounts to this book so that future generations could learn about the long history of this once vibrant Jewish community. Read and treasure this heart-wrenching account of a Jewish world that no longer exists.

Drohitchin is located 40 miles W of Pinsk, 33 miles East of Kobryn, 16 miles East of Antopol.

[Not to be confused with the smaller town of Drohiczyn, Poland, 49 miles WNW of Brest].

Alternate names for the town: Drahichyn [Belarussian], Drogichin [Russsian], Drohiczyn [Polish], Drohitchin [Yiddish], Drahitschyn [German], Drogièinas [Lithuanian], Drohichin, Drohiczyn Poleski, Drahièyn, Dorohiczyn


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