Memorial Book of Kremenets

Translation of
Pinkas Kremenits; Sefer Zikaron
(Kremenets, Ukraine)

Published by the JewishGen Press
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Original Yizkor Book Edited by: Abraham Samuel Stein
Originally published in Hebrew and Yiddish
Translation Project Coordinator: Dr. Ronald D. Doctor
English Translation Editors: Dr. Ronald D. Doctor and Ellen F. Garshick
Layout: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff-Hopper
Name Indexing: Bena Shklyanoy
Details: Hard Cover, 8.5" by 11", 564 pages with original photographs.

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Jews are known to have been in the Kremenets area as early as 1438 when the Grand Duke of Lithuania gave them a charter. The Jewish community gradually expanded and prospered through the 16th century.

According to the 1931 Polish census, the town of Kremenets, Ukraine had a population of 19,877, consisting of 8,428 Ukrainians, 7,256 Jews, 3,108 Poles and 883 Russians.

The Nazis and their helpers destroyed and exterminated a magnificent community, capable and devoted, that wove its thread of existence for 500 years in an area that was a land of contention among Tatars, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Poles, and Russians. Amid all the political perversities, the Jewish community persevered, shaped and strengthened its way of life, lived through times of highs and lows, wrote brilliant pages in the history of Jewish Volhynia, and produced leaders and Torah greats, writers and intellectuals.

But maybe its main greatness and value is in its spirited, folksy life—in the character of the laboring Jew who is content in spirit and soul, and full of the joy of life; who has deep emotional ties to Judaism and all its vivid creative forces, the campaigners and builders among them: Hasidim and Mitnagdim, Orthodox and intellectuals, pioneers of Love of Zion and Zionism, advocates of Hebrew and Yiddish culture, of socialism and the movement of those who work the Land of Israel, of pioneering and immigration—in all of those, the Jews of Kremenets took an active part, in body and soul and devotion.

This Yizkor Book serves as a memorial to all the victims of the Shoah from Kremenets and nearby towns.

Alternate names for the town: Kremenets [Rus, Ukr], Krzemieniec [Pol], Kremenitz [Yid], Kremenez [Ger], Kremenits, Kremenec', Kshemyenyets

Kremenets, in western Ukraine is 213 miles W of Kiev. It is located at 50 deg 6' North Latitude and 25 deg 43' E Longitude.


Nearby Jewish Communities:

Velikiye Berezhtsy 4 miles W
Podlesnoye 5 miles SE
Katerynivka 10 miles SE
Pochayev 12 miles WSW
Verba 13 miles NNW
Vishnevets 14 miles S
Kozin 16 miles NW
Rakhmanov 17 miles E
Shums'k 18 miles E
Novyy Oleksinets 21 miles SSW
Radyvyliv 21 miles W
Pidkamin 21 miles WSW
Dubno 22 miles N
Lanivtsi 23 miles SE
Brody 25 miles W
Yampil 25 miles ESE
Vyshhorodok 26 miles SSE
Zaliztsi 27 miles SW
Varkovychi 28 miles NNE
Demydivka 28 miles NW
Mlyniv 28 miles N
Mizoch 28 miles NE
Ozeryany 29 miles NNE
Muravytsi 29 miles NNW
Leshniv 30 miles WNW
Zbarazh 30 miles S

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