Memorial Book

(Dubno, Ukraine)


Translation of
Dubna: sefer zikaron

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

Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Y. Adini
Project Coordinator: Anna Grinzweig Jacobsson
Editors of Translation: Anna Grinzweig Jacobsson and Shirley Ginzburg
Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Reproduction of Photographs: Allen Ginzburg
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz
Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 692 pages with original photographs

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Jews had lived in Dubno, now in western Ukraine, since the 16th century. Surrounded by oak forests - “dub” means “oak” in Russian and Ukrainian - the city was for generations home to Jewish scholars, merchants, craftsmen, and laborers. It had a proud history of scholarly and religious activity: its first Hebrew printing house was established in 1794, and its most famous preaching rabbi was the Maggid of Dubno, still known for his witty moral fables.

At the eve of the Second World War, about 12,000 people, half the city's population, was Jewish. Nazis occupied the city on June 25, 1941 and began extermination of the Jews from the first day. Jews were conscripted for hard labor, forced into ghettos, and gunned down by the thousands. By the war's end, only a few hundred still survived.

This book presents Jewish life in Dubno throughout the generations, in articles, photos, historical records, and personal stories. It has unique testimony about the Nazi occupation, life in the ghetto, and incredible survival stories. In the words of the original editors: “The entire town is concealed within these pages, the town and its streets, its houses, its throngs of Jews, study houses and gardens - a clear picture of what was, and is no more.”


Dubno, Ukraine is located at 50°25' N 25°45' E and 210 miles W of Kiev


Alternate names of the Town:

Dubno [Rus, Pol], Dubna [Yid]


Nearby Jewish Communities:

Mlyniv 9 miles NW   Zdolbunov 23 miles ENE
Muravytsi 10 miles NW   Baremel 24 miles W
Varkovychi 10 miles ENE   Rakhmanov 25 miles SE
Verba 11 miles SSW   Klevan 25 miles NNE
Ozeryany 13 miles ENE   Podlesnoye 25 miles S
Kozin 16 miles SW   Rivne 26 miles ENE
Mizoch 18 miles E   Shums'k 26 miles SE
Torhovytsia 18 miles WNW   Berestechko 28 miles W
Demydivka 18 miles W   Mochulki 29 miles NNE
Krasne 19 miles WNW   Katerynivka 29 miles SSE
Ostrozhets 19 miles NNW   Lutsk 29 miles NW
Olyka 21 miles N   Radyvyliv 30 miles SW
Kremenets 22 miles S   Kuniv 30 miles ESE
Velikiye Berezhtsy 23 miles SSW   Pochayev 30 miles SSW


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