Vysokaye, Belarus

 
 



Alternate names: Vysokaye [Bel], Vysokoye [Rus], Wysokie Litewskie [Pol], Visoka Litovsk [Yid], Visoka D'Lita, Visoke Dlita, Visoke Litovsk, Vysoko-Litovsk, Wysoki Litovsk, Visokie-Litevskie, Visokoya, Vysokae

Region: Grodno


  1. Yizkor Books (1 Book):

    1. Yizkor!: gevidmet dem heyligen ondenk fun di kdoyshim fun Visoka-Litovsk un Voltshin (New York, 1948)


 


Town                                                                                                     District                                            Province                                  Country

Before WWI (c. 1900):                  Visoke Litovsk                    Brest                                                Grodno                                    Russian Empire

Between the wars (c. 1930):        Wysokie Litewskie           Brześć nad Bugiem                     Polesie                                     Poland

After WWII (c. 1950):                    Vysokoye                                                                                                                                             Soviet Union

Today (c. 2000):                              Vysokaye                                                                                                                                              Belarus



Jewish Population in 1900:   2,876 (in 1897)


Belarusian: Высокае (Высока-Літоўск). Russian: Высокое (Высоко-Литовск). Yiddish: װיסאָקא־ליטאװסק


53 miles 85 km S of Białystok, 23 miles 37 km NW of Brest.























Additional information for Vysokaye:

  1. Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1470: "Wysokie Litewskie".

  2. Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 5 (1990), pp. 249-250: "Wysokie Litewskie".

  3. Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 113: "Visoka Litovsk, Visokoya, Visoka D'Lita".

  4. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XIV, pp. 134-138: "Wysokie Litewskie".

  5. JewishGen Belarus SIG

  6. Jewish Records Indexing - Poland




Vysokaye Landsmanshaft Cemetery Plots in the New York Area:


Wisoker Family Circle – New Montefiore Cemetery - Section 6, Block 7

Wisoko Litowsker Bruderlicker Unt. Verein – Wellwood Cemetery - Block 29, Section 2

Wisoko Litowsker Bruderlicker Unterstuetzungs Verein -   Mt. Judah Cemetery - Section 2, Block 6

Wisoko Litowsker Bruderlicker Unterstuetzungs Verein - Section 5, Post 49


YIVO's Landsmanshaftn Collection has the following material:


Wysoko-Litowsker Brotherly Ben. Society – Record Group: RG 1611


Vysokaye Landsmanshaftn incorporated in New York County


Wisoko Litowsk Bruderlicher Unterstutzungs Verein – Year of Incorporation: 1902, Doc. # 260

Wisoker Ladies Unterstuetzungs Verein – Year of Incorporation: 1905, Doc. # 3403


Links: 


The JewishGen Belarus Database is a multiple-database search containing more than 500,000 entries from Belarus which incorporates the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JRI -Poland, Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Birth Records, Marriage Records, Belarus Names Database, Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854, Revision Lists and much more! The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly.


The URL for the JewishGen Belarus Database:

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/

 
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Special Interest Group (SIG) webpage

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/

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Translation of Yisker zhurnal gevidmet diumgekumene fun Visoka un Voltshin

http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/vysokoye/vysokoye.html



Description of the Vysokaye Jewish Cemetery:

http://www.iajgs.org/cemetery/belarus/vysokoe.html



wysokie-litewskie.org

www.wysokie-litewskie.org

www.vysokoye.org


 

                                                                                                Vysokaye, Belarus

                                                Visoka Litovsk  - װיסאָקא־ליטאװסק

Nearby Jewish Communities:

  1. Volchin 6 miles SSW

  2. Niemirów, Poland 10 miles WSW

  3. Janów Podlaski, Poland 13 miles SSW

  4. Mielnik, Poland 14 miles W

  5. Milejczyce, Poland 14 miles NW

  6. Kleszczele, Poland 15 miles N

  7. Konstantynów, Poland 16 miles SW

  8. Zamosty 18 miles E

  9. Chernavchitsy 19 miles ESE

  10. Kamyanyets 19 miles E

  11. Abramovo 19 miles ENE

  12. Sarnaki, Poland 21 miles W

  13. Siemiatycze, Poland 21 miles WNW

  14. Terespol, Poland 21 miles SSE

  15. Orla, Poland 23 miles N

  16. Brest 23 miles SE

  17. Boćki, Poland 24 miles NW

  18. Biała Podlaska, Poland 25 miles SSW

  19. Hajnówka, Poland 27 miles NNE

  20. Piszczac, Poland 28 miles S

  21. Bielsk Podlaski, Poland 28 miles NNW

  22. Białowieża, Poland 29 miles NE

  23. Łosice, Poland 29 miles WSW

  24. Zhabinka 30 miles ESE