Translation of the

Yizkor (Memorial) Book
of Lyubcha and Delyatichi

(Lyubcha & Delyatichi, Belarus)

Published by the JewishGen Press

part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.

Originally in Yiddish and Hebrew
Published in Haifa, Israel, 1971
Translation Project Coordinator: Ann Belinsky
442 pages, 8.5" by 11", hard cover, including all photos and other images

Available from JewishGen for $40.00

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.



The Lyubcha and Delyatichi (Lubtch and Delatitch) Memorial Book is the English translation of the Yizkor (Memorial) Book published in 1971 by survivors and former residents of these towns, situated in present-day Belarus.

Written originally in Yiddish and Hebrew by former residents in commemoration of their beloved families and towns and translated by dedicated volunteers, the book provides a vivid portrayal of Jewish life in Lubtch and Delatitch before and during World War II. It contains the history of the communities and families, and details in personal and authentic accounts, the way of life, institutions, Zionist organizations, cultural activities, townspeople and leading personalities. There are descriptions of the events during the Holocaust in the towns leading to annihilation of almost the entire Jewish population, as well as stories of those who escaped to forests in the vicinity and joined the partisans. Names of the victims from these towns are listed.

This publication serves to provide the English-speaking community with first-hand accounts and serves as a primary resource for research for individuals seeking information about the town where their families had lived.

With the publication of this book, the flame of the memory of these Jewish communities will continue to be kindled for future generations; this is their heritage. It is a must-read book, which serves to bring together the descendants of the communities of these two towns dispersed throughout the globe, and which signifies continuity and renewal of the Jewish nation as a whole.

Lyubcha, Belarus is at 53°45' Latitude / 26°04' East Longitude Delyatichi, Belarus is at 53°47' Latitude / 25°59' East Longitude Delyatichi and Lyubcha are located 65 miles to the west of Minsk Delyatichi is 4 miles North-West of Lyubcha

Alternate names for the towns are:

Lyubcha [Russian], Lubcza [Polish], Lubtsh [Yiddish], Lubcča [Belorussian], Lubcz, Lubec, Lubecz, Lubch, Lubtse, Lyubch, Lubtch, Lubtz, Ljubcha

Delyatichi [Russian], Delatycze [Polish], Delatitch, Delatitsh [Yiddish], Dzialacicčy [Belorussian], Delyatyche, Dzjaljacicy

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