Memorial Book of Kamenets
Litovsk, Zastavye, and Colonies

(Kamyanyets, Belarus)


Translation of
Sefer Yizkor le-Kehilot Kamenets de-Lita

Published by the JewishGen Press

Editor of Original Yizkor Book:  Prof. Shmuel Eisendstadt and Mordechai Gelbart
Project Coordinator and Translator: Allen Flusberg
Emerita Coordinator: Jenni Buch
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Nina Schwartz
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger
Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 450 pages with original photographs

Available from for $38.00



Kamenetz-Litowsk (now in Belarus) is situated on the banks of the Leshna River, in the shadow of a 14th-century fortress tower, the “Sloop”. Various essays in this Yizkor Book describe the thriving pre-1940 Jewish community: the vigorous religious life, various Zionist organizations, the hard-working communal volunteers, an amateur theatre, a self-trained orchestra, and nearby Jewish agricultural colonies. The Jews took great pride in the Kamenetz Yeshiva, a center of advanced Talmud study headed by the renowned Boruch-Ber Leibowitz…The Jewish presence was tragically obliterated by the Nazis during World War II. A necrology lists all the Kamenetz Jews—numbering more than 1700—who perished at their hand. Nothing remains of the centuries-old Jewish community—no living Jew, no trace of the Jewish cemetery. The Jews who had emigrated and the handful who survived the war joined together in the 1960s to memorialize their town and to write this Yizkor Book.


Kamyanyets, Belarus is located at: 52°24' / 23°49'


Alternate names of the Town:

Kamyanyets [Bel], Kamenets [Rus], Kamieniec Litewski [Pol], Kamenets Litovsk [Yid], Kamianiec, Kameniec, Kamenetz, Komenitz, Komenitz D Lita, Kamyenyets Litevski, Kamenets-Litevski, Kamenets-Litovskiy


Nearby Jewish Communities:

Zamosty 1 miles W
Lotovo 2 miles WNW
Abramovo 10 miles NNW
Chernavchitsy 13 miles SSW
Zhabinka 16 miles SSE
Vysokaye 19 miles W
Białowieża, Poland 20 miles N
Sharashova 20 miles ENE
Brest 21 miles SSW
Volchin 23 miles WSW
Terespol, Poland 24 miles SSW
Kleszczele, Poland 25 miles WNW
Hajnówka, Poland 25 miles NNW
Kobryn 26 miles ESE
Janów Podlaski, Poland 29 miles WSW
Niemirów, Poland 29 miles WSW
Orla, Poland 29 miles NW
Pruzhany 29 miles ENE
Linovo 29 miles ENE
Milejczyce, Poland 30 miles WNW
Narewka, Poland 30 miles N


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