Memorial Book of the Molchad (Maytchet) Jewish Community

Translation of the
Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Maytchet
(Molchad, Belarus)

Published by the JewishGen Press
part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc.
Translation Project Coordinator: Myrna Siegel
Original Yizkor Book
Edited by: Benzion H. Ayalon
Published in Tel Aviv
By the Meytshet Societies in Israel and Abroad, 1973
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5,” 722 pages with all illustrations and photos.

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The Russian word Molchadz means “to be quiet.” During the summer months health seeking visitors came from surrounding areas to enjoy the nearby forests, the lovely river and the quiet community, which was 80% Jewish. The quiet ended when the Nazis marched into Maytchet in 1941. Their gentile neighbors turned on the Jews who had been their friends; many of them became vicious Nazi collaborators. This book, containing primary source material, is a memorial to the Maytchet Jewish community, and should be of great interest to researchers as well as the descendants of this beloved shtetl.

Molchad, Belarus is located at 53° 19' North Latitude, 25°42' East Longitude, 86 miles WSW of Minsk

Alternate names for the town are: Molchad [Rus], Maytshet [Yid], Mołczadź [Pol], Moŭčadź [Bel], Meytshet, Maytchet, Mitshat, Molchadz, Moltchad, Motsit, Motzi

Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Dvorets 8 miles NW
    Novoyel'nya 11 miles NNW
    Polonka 12 miles S
    Haradzishcha 12 miles E
    Novaya Mysh 15 miles SSE
    Stolovichi 15 miles ESE
    Dzyatlava 16 miles NW
    Kozlovshchina 16 miles W
    Baranavichy 19 miles SE
    Tsirin 19 miles ENE
    Navahrudak 20 miles NNE
    Slonim 23 miles SW
    Dolmatovshchina 23 miles ENE
    Karelichy 25 miles NE
    Negnevichi 28 miles NE

    Belitsa 28 miles NW

    Vselyub 28 miles N

    Hałynka 28 miles WSW

    Turets 29 miles ENE

    Snov 30 miles ESE

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