town names include:
is no yizkor memorial book to document the Jewish history of Lyubar,
Ukraine nor commemorate the names of its pogrom and Holocaust victims.
There are however, genealogical documents
and historical sources available which
provide perspective about the community and town. It can be ascertained
that Jews have lived in Lyubar since the late 15th century.
Many descendants of Jews from Lyubar continue to research this shtetl
and live in the United States, Canada, Israel, Germany, England, France,
and North Ireland. As of July 1999, two Jewish
families remained living in Lyubar, although the youngest are
intermarried and spoke of emigrating for economic advantage.
landsmanshaftn such as the First
Lyuberer Benevolent Association begun in New
York in 1895 and the Lyuberer-Ostroply of Montreal, Canada no longer
meet. However, cemeteries, photos, and
records from these expatriate groups survive.
the best and most personal historical accounts are from survivors
of World War II (or the Great Patriot War) who live in the United
States, Israel, Russia, and Ukraine today. These individuals provide
a number of memoirs and group
photos from annual gatherings which occured on the site of the
mass grave erected in 1972. Now, a group
gathers in Beersheva, Israel each fall to remember the attrocity
that occurred in Lyubar on September 13, 1941.
about an effort by gentile school
children in Lyubar to acknowledge the Jewish community history
of their town including the Holocaust.
Famous Jews from Lyubar include writer
Ikhil Shmulevich FALIKMAN (1911-1977) and
Aaron Alterovich VERGELIS (1918-1999), a poet,
songwriter, and editor-in-chief of Yiddish literary journal Sovietish
website is created by Ellen
SHINDELMAN KOWITT (ESK) in memory of her grandfather, Pincus/Pinya/Paul
SHINDELMAN (1902-1978) and dedicated to her great aunt Bronia
SHINDELMAN (1914-2004). For more information on the SHINDELMAN-KARGER
genealogy of Lyubar, visit www.grapevine.org.
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