Memorial book of the Ritavas Community
A Tribute to the Memory of our Town

(Rietavas, Lithuania)

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

Original Book Edited by Alter Levite
Edited by Dr. Dina Porat and Roni Stauber,
Published in 2000 in Cape Town, South Africa,
By The Kaplan-Kushlick Foundation
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Layout: Donni Magid
Hard Cover, 11” by 8.5”,
284 pages with all original illustrations and photographs.

Available from JewishGen for $34.00

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.



This is a reprint of the published translation of the original Yizkor Book. It contains the pre-war history accounts of emigres and survivors of the Shoah and then the eye-witness accounts of the Shoah in the town. The translation was published in 2000 in Cape Town, South Africa by The Kaplan-Kushlick Foundation.

The original Yizkor book was published in Hebrew, Yiddish and English by the Fellow Townsman Association of Ritavas in Israel and Abroad 1977.


Located at: 5544' N, 2156' E

Alternate names for the town are: Rietavas [Lithuanian], Riteve [Yiddish], Retovo [Russian], Retów [Polish], Retowo, Rietevas, Riteva, Ritova


Nearby Jewish Communities:

    Tverai 8 miles E
    Kuliai 12 miles WNW
    Žarėnai 12 miles NE
    Kvėdarna 13 miles SSE
    Plungė 13 miles NNW
    Laukuva 14 miles SE
    Veiviržėnai 16 miles SW
    Varniai 17 miles E
    Švėkšna 19 miles SW
    Pajūris 20 miles SSE
    Gargždai 21 miles W
    Šilalė 21 miles SSE
    Telšiai 21 miles NE
    Alsėdžiai 21 miles NNE

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