Introduction and User Guide to the Indexed Concordance of Personal Names and Town Names for Kremenets District Resources

Extracted from Jewish Records obtained by the
Kremenets District Research Group / Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Compiled by Ellen Garshick, Co-Coordinator (KremenetsDRG@gmail.com) and Dr. Ronald D. Doctor, Co-Coordinator

Kremenets District Research Group

25 Jun 2024

·         Introduction

·         Guide to Documents Indexed in the Concordance

·         Transliteration Guide

Introduction

This is an indexed concordance to Jewish personal names and town names recorded in the vital records, Revision Lists, yizkor books, and other documents from and dealing with Kremenets, Ukraine, and surrounding towns of the Kremenets District. The major towns are Belozirka, Berezhtsy, Folwarki Wielkie, Katerburg, Kozin, Kremenets, Krupets, Lanovtsy, Oleksinets, Pochayev, Podberezhtse, Radzivilov, Rokhmanov, Shumsk, Sosnivka, Staryy Oleksinets, Vishnevets, Vyshgorodok, and Yampol.

All sources are described in detail in this document. Personal names include given names and patronymics as well as other indicators of relationships. For women, wherever possible, we have included both her birth surname and her married surname.

In addition, we have compiled a list of town names and the number of times each appears in our documents. We have standardized on the modern spelling used by JewishGen’s Ukraine Research Division (the pre-World-War-I spelling) as specified in JewishGen’s Communities Database). We also include the spelling that appears in the records. When the alternate spelling is significantly different from the standardized name, we use “see” references to point you to the standard name. Here are some statistics on the towns mentioned in the current Concordance:

 

Town name entries (including “see” references)

2,657

Towns or areas represented

1,976

Concordance entries mentioning towns

518,012

Towns mentioned 50 or more times

209

Towns mentioned 100 or more times

119

Towns mentioned 1,000 or more times

31

Towns mentioned 10,000 or more times

11

The lists are not complete because document acquisition and translation activities still are underway. Complete data for the vital records and revision list translations are posted on JRI-Poland after the transliterated data are proofread and edited. Yizkor book translations are posted on JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Translation Project after they are edited. Links to these sites and other Kremenets information are available at the Kremenets KehilaLinks site.

The Concordance currently contains 518,303 entries from the following sources:

 

Vital records

186,381

Revision Lists

148,691

Documents obtained from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, other than vital records and Revision Lists

29,660

Yizkor books and booklets

15,660

Immigration and emigration records

26,542

Documents obtained from Yad Vashem

41,989

Family Lists

31,344

Voter Lists

12,419

Other sources

24,895

“See” and “see also” references

1,538

We have completed translation of all the Kremenets vital records that we received from the LDS and from the Central Archives for Belozirka, Berezhtsy, Katerburg, Kremenets, Lanovtsy, Oleksinets, Pochayev, Rokhmanov, Shumsk, Vishnevets, and Vyshgorodok. We have also included vital records that are indexed in the JewishGen Ukraine Database and Bessarabia Database and that mention Kremenets-district towns. In total, the vital records comprise 24,871 births, 3,371 marriages, 174 divorces, and 8,674 deaths. All are included in the Concordance.

An Excel spreadsheet, Kremenets Translation Projects: Document Acquisitions and Status, is linked from the KehilaLinks Research Page. It lists all the items we have acquired and identifies the status of each.

Guide to Documents Indexed in the Concordance

Abbreviation in Source Column

Document Title and Description

Location of Document or Translation

AGAD 1747 Black Book

AGAD (Warsaw), 1747 Black Book: A 1747 Court Record of a trial of 14 Kremenets-area Jews accused of ritual murder.

Ksiega czarna/zloczyncow/sadu wojtowsko - lawniczego m. Krzemienca. Opis zewnetrzny: Ks. opr. w ciemna skore (pol.). UWAGI: Zob Nabytki odo... 58. Daty, 1747-1764.

Nabutki Niedokumentowe, oddział I AGAD, zespoł 420, Sygnatura 058. TreÊç: Ksiega miasta Krzemieniec na Wolyniu. (Locality book for Kremenets in Volyn), Years 1747-1764. Previous AGAD catalog number: 0105/1. Language: Polish. Previous Vacat added to no. 420; About 250 pages.

This document is the official record of a “ritual murder” or “blood libel.” court trial held in Zaslaw (now Izyaslav), in the Kremenets District, in April and May 1747. In it, 14 Jews are accused of murdering a Christian traveler, draining his blood and using the blood in matzoh. The Jews were convicted after testimony elicited under torture. Jacek Proszyk translated the document from archaic Polish to modern Polish. One of our Kremenets members (who wishes to remain anonymous) translated the document from modern Polish to English.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks Site

BC Can-U.S.,  BC Mex.-U.S., BC U.S.-Can, IC Brazil, IC Can, PL Balt, PL Bos, PL Can, PL CNR, PL FL, PL Galv, PL Ham, PL MA, PL NewOr, PL NY, PL Phila, PL San Juan, PL Seattle, PL SF PL VA [year]

Passenger manifests and other immigration and emigration records

The Location in Source column contains the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) or equivalent publication number, microfilm roll, image number, and line number on which the record is found.

The Concordance displays 26,542 entries from 7,586 records that represent all the personal names we have located for the towns of Belozirka, Katerburg, Kozin, Kremenets, Krupets, Lanovtsy, Novyy Oleksinets, Oleksinets, Pochayev, Radzivilov, Shumsk, Vishnevets, Vyshgorodok, and Yampol, as well as some smaller towns within the Kremenets district.

The records come from the following sources:

·         Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração, 1902-1980, Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo.        

·         California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953, NARA publication M1410.

·         Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, Library and Archives Canada RG 76-C.

·         Canada, Border Crossings from U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935, Library and Archives Canada, RG 76-C.     

·         Canada, Canadian National Railway Immigrant Records, 1937-1961, Library and Archives Canada RG 30. 

·         Canada, Immigration Records, 1919-1924.

·         Card Manifests (Alphabetical) of Individuals Entering through the Port of Detroit, Michigan, 1906-1954, NARA publication M1478.

·         Florida, U.S., Arriving and Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1898-1963, NAI 4345370.

·         Louisiana, New Orleans Index to Passenger Lists, 1853-1952, NARA microfilm publication T527.

·         Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Calexico, California, March 1907-December 1952, NARA  publication A3467.

·         Manifests of Alien Arrivals in the Seattle, Washington District, NARA publication  A4107. 

·         Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954, NARA M1463, M1464, M1465.     

·         Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948, NARA publication T844.

·         Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, NARA publication T843.

·         Montana Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals and Departures, 1923-1956, NARA publication A3447.        

·         New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924, NARA publication T715.

·         New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891, NARA publication M237.

·         New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957, NARA publication T715.

·         New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956, NARA publications M1480 and M1482.

·         Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Norfolk, Virginia, Record Group 85.

·         Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving At Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, Mass., NARA A3834.

·         Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving At San Juan, Puerto Rico, 10/07/1901 - 06/30/1948, NARA Record Group 85.

·         Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883-1945, NARA publication T840.

·         Staatsarchiv Hamburg, Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934, 373-7 I.

·         Texas, Passenger and Crew Lists Arriving at Various Ports, 1896-1951, NARA publication M1359.

·         Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957, NARA  publication M1383.

To locate a record or manifest, use the FamilySearch link in the spreadsheet on the KehilaLinks site, or use Steve Morse's search tools: https://stevemorse.org. Note that some search options require an account or subscription to FamilySearch or Ancestry.

Except for Ellis Island records, “sounds-like” town searches are not yet possible for these databases. As we find other relevant records, we will add them.

KehilaLinks

CA-XXX

Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem

This is a series of documents for Kremenets and surrounding towns obtained through the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem, from archives in Poland, Ukraine, and Russia. All Central Archives documents listed here are identified in the Source column of the Concordance by the abbreviation CA-xxx yyyy, where xxx is the Kremenets District Research Group document number and yyyy indicates the year(s) covered by the document. The Location in Source column identifies the numbered pages.

CA-XXX

CA-006 1753

Document related to the court case: Borkowski v. Jewish Synagogue

1753, Central Archives Document HM 1943; KDRG CA-006. Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-031 1837-1841

Reports on illegal fundraising among Kremenets and Vishnevets residents

1837-1841, Central Archives Document HM 2-8977.5; F 37, op 3, sp 54 DATO; KDRG CA-031.

This document contains “Requests, reports, correspondence and other information on illegal fundraising among town Kremenets and borough Vishnevets residents for Jerusalem Jews, the poor, and orphans. 1837-1841.” It includes a list of donors. So far, we have a 34-page excerpt in Russian and Yiddish from the 284-page document. Typed and handwritten. Partial translation by Alex Kopelberg. The translated portion has 66 different surnames among 114 different personal names.

We obtained additional pages from the Central Archives in 2008. Translation currently is in progress.

KehilaLinks

CA-042 1849

Volhyn province Beit-Midrash registers for Zaslav, Ostrog district and boroughs: Krzemieniec, Belozerka, Berezna, Vishnevets, Vishgorodok, Katerburg, Lanovtsy, Oleksinets (Old), Pochayev, Radzivilov, Shushki, Yampol. Also includes name lists for synagogue communities of Dubno, Varkovichi, Rovno, Berezno, Mezhirichi (Rovno district).

1849, Central Archives Document HM2/9540.1; KDRG CA-042

The document is from the Zhitomir Region State Archive, Zhitomir, Fond 71, opus 1, file 920. However, the excerpts we have do NOT contain information about Kremenets and nearby villages. They focus on Dubno, Varkovichi, Rovno, Berezno, Mezhirichi (Rovno district). Alex Kopelberg and Alexander Sharon did partial translations.

Not yet translated

CA-082 1927-1934

Reports, correspondence and other materials related to the registration, activity and the liquidation of the Kremenets branch of the “Jewish Women’s Association.” List of the Association members and statutes.

1927-1934, Central Archives Document HM2/9247.5; F 2 op 2 sp 596 DATO; KDRG CA-082.

This document contains correspondence relating to the registration of the Kremenets Women’s Association. 7 pages in Polish. Typewritten and handwritten. Total file size is about 2.4 MB. Translated by Alex Sharon. Edited by Ronald D. Doctor. It has 41 different personal names.

Location in Source column: image number

KehilaLinks

CA-091 1934

Kremenets 7-grade private Hebrew elementary school “Tarbut”

1934, Central Archives Document HM 2-8982.13; F 251 op 1 sp 332 DATO; KDRG CA-091.

This 6-page excerpt has a list of students in the Tarbut school and names of their parents. The document has almost 230 names plus 69 “see” and “see also” references.. It is handwritten in Polish.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-094 1934-1936

Organization of the Zionist-Revisionists (Beit haZohar) in Kremenets and Lanovets

1934-1936, Central Archives Document HM 2-9248.13; F 2 op 1 sp 187 DATO; KDRG CA-094.

This 4-page excerpt includes reports, correspondence and other material related to the activities of “Organization of The Zionists-Revisionists ‘Beit haZohar’ in Krzemieniec and Lanowce”. It has two tables listing the management committee members. The tables include names of 19 people (some duplicated), giving their position in the Organization, date and place of birth, address, nationality, occupation, “wealth status”, party allegiance, and penalties. One-half page typed plus 3-1/2 pages handwritten.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-096 1925-1937

Reports, correspondence and other material related to the activities of Association for the Care for the Religious Education of Orphans and Poor Children, “Chinuch Yeladim,” in Krzemieniec. List of the management committee members.

1925-1937, Central Archives Document HM 2-9247.9; F 2 op 2 sp 603 DATO; KDRG CA-096

This document contains correspondence relating to the Management Committee of the Association for Care for the Religious Education of Orphans and Poor Children, “Chinuch Yeladim” in Kremenets. Typewritten and handwritten. 50 pages in Polish. Typewritten and handwritten. Translated by Alex Sharon and Judith Springer. Edited by Ronald D. Doctor and Ellen Garshick. A “Names Index” has been added to the translation.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-099 1934-1936

Activity report and statutes of 7-grade private Hebrew elementary school “Tarbut” in Krzemieniec.

1934-1936, Central Archives Document HM2/8982.14; F 251 op 1 sp 334 DATO; KDRG CA-099

This 15-page excerpt contains tables listing the names and birthdates of students in the Tarbut School, names of parents, and names and other information about the 8 teachers in the school. The document has almost 415 names. It is handwritten in Polish.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-100 1936-1937

Activity report and statutes of 7-grade private Hebrew elementary school “Tarbut” in Krzemieniec.

1936-1937, Central Archives Document HM2/8982.15; F 251 op 1 sp 340 DATO; KDRG CA-100

This 6-page excerpt contains tables listing the names and birth years of students in the Tarbut school as well as the names and addresses of parents. The document has 195 names. It is handwritten in Polish. We have added a “Personal Names Index” to the translation.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

KehilaLinks

CA-110 1938

Reports and correspondence related to the registration of the Krzemieniec branch of the “Committee assisting German Jewish Refugees” and election of the management.

1938-1939, Central Archives Document 2/9246.12; F 2 op 2 sp 553 DATO; KDRG CA-110

In 1938, German Jews fled Germany because of increasingly anti-Jewish legislation and violence against Jews. Many fled eastward into Poland. Jewish communities throughout Poland took in the refugees and provided for their welfare. At first Polish authorities opposed these activities. But by the end of 1939, they relented and allowed the local communities to form committees to assist the German Jewish refugees. This document contains correspondence between the provincial authorities and the Kremenets committee. It includes a list of the committee members along their birth dates and addresses, as well as other information. 7 pages in Polish. Typewritten. Total file size is about 3 MB. Translated by Alex Sharon. Edited by Ronald D. Doctor. A “Names Index” has been added to the translation. It has 12 different personal names.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-124 1928

Society for the Care of the Jewish Orphans and the Abandoned Children in Wolynia. Budget of the Society for the livelihood of orphans in Krzemieniec district for school year 1929/30. List of children under The Society’s care in Vishnevets, Pochayev, Belozirka, Vyshgorodok, and Kremenets.

1928, Central Archives Document HM 2-8986.1; F 221 op 1 sp 364 DATO; KDRG CA-124.

Typewritten. The document includes memoranda dealing with the Association’s budget and presents the budget for 1929-1930. The excerpts also present tables with the names of orphans from Vishnevets, Pochayev, Shumsk, Belozirka, Vyshgorodok, and Kremenets who were under the Association’s care. The document is in Polish. It was translated by Alex Sharon. Ellen Garshick did data entry and name transcription. Dr. Ronald D. Doctor did editing and formatting. The document has 238 different personal names.

Location in Source column: page number and line number

KehilaLinks

CA-131 1933-1935

League for the Assistance of those Working in Palestine, Belozerka Branch

1933-1935, Central Archives Document HM 2-9246.9; F 2 op 1 sp 10 DATO; KDRG CA-131.

The document includes memoranda dealing with the League’s elections and membership. The excerpts present names of management committee and members of the League for the Assistance of those Working in Palestine, Belozerka Branch, 1933-1935. Includes addresses, birth years, birth towns, and names of parents of management committee members. The document is in Polish. It was translated by Alex Sharon. Dr. Ronald D. Doctor edited and formatted the document. The document has 52 different personal names.

Location in Source column: page number and line number

KehilaLinks

CA-142 1938-1939

Shumsk-Pochayev Jewish Community Elections

1938-1939, Central Archives Document HM 2-9247.10; F 2 op 2 sp 605 DATO; KDRG CA-142

This document describes the election of the Shumsk Jewish Community Executive Board members and of the assistant rabbi in Pochayev. It also includes the Shumsk Jewish Community’s annual financial report for 1938. 20 pages in Polish. Handwritten. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited by Ellen Garshick.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-143 1928

Authorization for a United Jewish Schools branch to open in Lanovtsy. 19 Mar 1928. List of 10 committee members.

1928, Central Archives Document HM 2-9246.20; F 2 op 2 sp 5657 DATO; KDRG CA-143.

This document contains correspondence the named committee members to open a United Jewish School in Lanovtsy. 1 page in Polish. Typewritten. Translated by Anna Brune. Edited by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor. The document has 10 different personal names.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-146 1840-1841

List of Conscripted Jews, Oleksinets (1840-1841), and Vishnevets

1840-1841, Central Archives Document HM 2/8978.2; KDRG CA-146

This document deals with monetary assessments against the Jewish communities of Oleksinets (Staryy), Vishnevets, and Vyshgorodok for matters relating to the conscription of 1837. It includes names of the communities’ legal representatives, the Vishnevets Rabbi, and short lists of the conscripted Jews. We have pages 1-44 of this 184-page document (except for pp 13-16, 19, 29, 31-39, & 43, which are missing). It is in Russian with signatures in Hebrew. Handwritten. Translation by Alex Kopelberg and Susan Sobel. Note: Pages are out of order; some pages do not have original page numbers; and some pages are cut off at sides. The excerpt has 39 different surnames among 67 different personal names.

Location in Source column: page number in the original document

KehilaLinks

CA-152 1835

List of residents of the town of Kremenets who suffered losses as result of fire on April 13, 1835

1835, Central Archives Document HM 2-8967.3; F 37 op 4 sp 63 DATO; KDRG CA-152

The extract that we have consists of one page. It is a list of names of 5 signatories, plus 12 heads of household, the number of men and women in the household, a description of the property lost in the fire and its value, and the amount paid in compensation.

It is handwritten, in Russian. Translated by Alex Kopelberg for Rose Feldman of the Litin Group. Edited by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor.

Location in Source column: page number of the original document

KehilaLinks

CA-181 1842

Wrongful Registration of Vishnevets Jews, 1842

1842, DATO, Fond 37, Opis 4, sp 1241a No. 23; KDRG CA-181

The beginning of this document and several pages and paragraphs are missing. The document appears to concern the proper registration of Lejb Moshkovich Alshtet (also known as Mukovoz), who was not listed as registered in Vishnevets in the 1834 census because he claimed to be registered in Kremenets. Residents of Vishnevets were sworn in and asked to testify about the matter. The document includes 80 personal names.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

CA-182 1563

1563 Census of Kremenets Households

Central Archives Document HM 9997; KDRG CA-182

This is a translation of the Kremenets section of an 1890 reproduction of the “The Archive of Southwestern Russia, Published by the Committee for the organization of Old Documents originating in the Kiyivian, Podolskian, and Volhyskian Regions”, Volume 7, Part 2, pages 42-63; Kiyev, 1890.

Sergey Kravtsov of the Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, first brought this document to our attention in 2008. Many people were involved in helping us locate and obtain a copy of this document. Peggy Pearlstein, one of our members, and other staff at the US Library of Congress tried to identify and locate the document. Gila Manusovitch-Shamir, one of our members, and Benjamin Lukin at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP, Hebrew University, Jerusalem) located the document and made arrangements to copy it. Susan Sobel, one of our Israeli Board members obtained the copy from Esther Lichtenstein at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

The Kremenets entries are on pp. 42-63 of the 1890 reprint. The census lists 978 households in Kremenets. Of these, 113 are Jewish households. Only the Jewish households are listed in the Concordance.

Location in Source column: page number in the 1890 document

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CA-191 1831-1835

About measures for destruction of harmful Chasidic works. In connection with the Kremenets Jews’ report: Geometry teachers in the Volyn Lyceum, Savitskiy, Leyb Mikhel and Yakov Berenshtejn, concerning distribution of Chasidic literature and inclusion in traditional periodicals of Chasidic addenda. In the reports: Censor Tugengold (1831) “On Jewish compositions of Chasidic sect”, head of Belostok region, concerning a Jewish printing house in Belostok.

1831-1835, Central Archives Document HM 2-9777.13; KDRG CA-191

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-217 1837

According to the request of the barbers from Kremenets, Gershko ROZENKRANTS and Mortko GRINSHTEYN with comrades, concerning liberation from duties: conscription, Jewish community; and provision for soldiers in connection with them doing permanent smallpox “vaccinations”.

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Arc1837, Central Archives Document HM 3-252.08; KDRG CA-217

Not yet translated

CA-220 1847

About allotment of certificates issued by Rovno secondary school for liberation from conscription to Nachman SHTOKFISH from Radyvyliv, Shmuel VAYNSHTEYN, Lev and Moshe BRONSHTEYN from Kremenets.

1847, Central Archives Document HM 3-260.07; KDRG CA-220

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-221 1853

Per request of Rivne secondary school 4th grade student Yakov KAMENITSHNE from Kremenets about issuing to him the certificate for exemption from conscription.

1853, Central Archives Document HM 3-260.54; KDRG CA-221

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-222 1831

Per complaint of Kremenets 3rd guild merchant Zisa (Zus) PINSBERG concerning his companions, merchants Shaya FRUKHTMAN. Moyshe RAYKH and Ayzik BRODSKIY who together with policemen took all his goods and who beat him and his family.

1831, Central Archives Document HM 3-262.19; KDRG CA-222

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-224 1831

Further requests to issue passports for traveling abroad to 1st Guild merchant Abram KHAVKIN with his son Iosif, Dubno municipality member Ios ALEXANDROVICH, Kremenets 3rd guild merchant Mendel LANDESBERG with children.

1831, Central Archives Document HM 3-262.43; KDRG CA-224

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-225 1822-1823    

Further complaint of Froim GOLDENBERG from Kremenets on incorrect inclusion of him and his family in townlet Podbereztsy list of taxable persons and excessive taxation of his family.

1822-1823, Central Archives Document HM 3-262.57; KDRG CA-225

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-226 1822-1825

1. Further complaint of SHVARTSAPEL, charge d’affaires of Jews, from townlet Radzivilov for assessor VISLOTSKIY, who sealed shops and demands tax collection for selling yeast, also complaints about scaleskeeper, Odessa 1st guild merchant Volf MINKUS and box tax collectors.

2. Further request of Jewish community leaders Mordukh GERTSINSHTEYN and Ios SHUKHMAN for arrears defrayment from box taxes amounts collected.

3. Interpretation of Volyn province administration for box tax and collector’s list of names.

1822-1825, Central Archives Document HM 3-263.02; KDRG CA-226

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-227 1824

Request of Vol GOLDRING and Srul BINSHTOK for permission to build a provisions storehouse.

1824, Central Archives Document HM 3-263.09; KDRG CA-227

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-235 1867

Zhitomir School for Rabbis. On appointment of Rabbi and pedagogical faculties’ graduates as teachers of state Jewish schools: Moshe SHTEYNKROYN –Vinnytsya; Bentsion KRAVETS-Vasylkiv; Duvid MATSHIN (MOCHIN) and Ayzik MIKHKIN-Kanev. Request for discharge due to illness: the Bible teacher of the Kremenets State Jewish School Hirsh VARSHAVER. On permission to the Radomysl State School for Israil GLIKMAN to enter the University of St.Vladimir in Kiyev.

1867, Central Archives Document HM 3-494.06; KDRG CA-235

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-236 1870-1871

Zhitomir School for Rabbis. On appointment of Rabbis from among the school’s graduates: Moisey VIZIN–Konotop; teachers to state Jewish schools-Lev DAN and Iona FARBER-Kremenchug; Leyba BERNSHTEYN-Letichev; Moisey YUFA-Zaslav; Khaim MARGOLESH- Radzivilov; Yankel LEVIN-Rovno; Anshel BOLUKHER-Ataki; Gershon KORSHUN-Skvira; Leyb BORENSHTEYN-Letichev; Iosif GRUNYAN-Taganrog, Russia; Vulf BRONSHTEYN-Skvira; Khaim ROZENBERG-Starokonstantinov; Yakov SHUR-Dubno; Yudel GORDON-Vasylkiv; David ELSHANSKIY-Bratslav; Mendel EPSHTEYN-Khotin; Mordko ISTSER-Rovno.

1870-1871, Central Archives Document HM 3-496.03; KDRG CA-236

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-237 1833-1834

Chancery of Kiev Governor. Report of Kiyev merchant Aleksander VINOGRADOV, a baptized Jew, on Kremenets Jew Nakhman MORGULIS, who lived illegally in Kiyev and was under investigation, accused of smuggling illegal goods.

1833-1834, Central Archives Document HM 3-513.16; KDRG CA-237

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-239 1796

Excerpt from record of evidence of the Kremenets district court regarding sentence of Bunya ARIOVICH for aspersion [defamation] of “second major” (military position next to captain) STOYANOV.

1796, Central Archives Document HM 3-528.20 Volyn Main Court, town of Zhitomir

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-240 1799

Volyn Main Court, town of Zhitomir. Accusation of townsman from town of Tetiyiv Yankel MOSHKOVICH in robbery attack at Yampol road on Radomysl merchant Borukh YESINOVICH. In case: Evidence of the victim and the witness; Emperor’s decrees on this matter; Description of the robbed.

1799, Central Archives Document HM 3-529.19; KDRG CA-240

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-241 1818-1819

Volyn Main Court, town of Zhitomir, 2nd department. Suit of Kremenets townswoman Rivka MENDELIOVICH to townsmen CHERNYAEVS and Jewess Sheyna VASILEV , keeping stores on her plot, payment of money compensation.

1818-1819, Central Archives Document HM 3-532.09; KDRG CA-241

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-242 1812-1814

Volyn main Court, town of Zhitomir, 2nd department. Renewal of criminal case of Gershko MORDKOVICH and Gersh Ber PEYSAKHOVICH (Austrian citizens) accusation in robbery attack and killing a German in the forest on the way to Shumsk in 1812. In the case: Evidence of witnesses and suspects.

1812-1814, Central Archives Document HM 3-531.02; KDRG CA-242

Names are from the Central Archives Catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-244 1843-1846

Chancery of Kiev, Volhyn, Podolia General-Governor. Further reports of Mordekhay PERELMITER on Kremenets Rabbi Mordekhay Volf FRENKEL, who organized “secret fundraising” from yeast profits.

1843-1846, Central Archives Document HM 2-9891.7; KDRG CA-244

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-246 1842

Chancery of Kiev, Volyn, Podolia General-Governor. Report of Ita Khaya and Leyba ZAGORODER on leaders of the Jewish community of Vishnevets, who concealed in 1834 a few souls while compiling list of taxable persons and included Jews from abroad and from other communities.

1842, Central Archives Document HM 2-9892.8; KDRG CA-246

Names are from the Central Archives catalog card. Location in Source column: Central Archives catalog number

Not yet translated

CA-251 1877

Shumsk Religious School Taxpayers, 1877. Religious School Payers: Journal of income and expense amounts for public prayer, Kremenets district school in Shumsk.

1877, D 242 op 1 sp 18 DATO; KDRG CA-251.

This 13-page document is from the Ternopil Central State Archives, Fond 242 Opis 1 Delo 18.

Location in Source column: page and ledger entry

KehilaLinks

CA-252 1882

Kremenets Shapoval School Donors, 1882. A journal for recording donations of candles and other items in favor of the prayer society of the Shapoval school in Kremenets.

1882, F 242 op 1 sp 29 DATO; KDRG CA-252

There are 51 names.

Location in Source column: image and sequence number

KehilaLinks

CA-253 1895

Prayer Society Members, Belozirka, 1895. Journal for recording members of the prayer society of the synagogue in Belozirka.

1895, KDRG CA-252. F 242 op 2 sp 44 DATO, received from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People. This 9-page document includes 73 names.

Location in Source column: image and sequence number

KehilaLinks

CA-254 1926

Kremenets Registry of Residents, 1926

1926, F 2 op 3 sp 245 DATO; KDRG CA-254

This document contains a registry of Kremenets residents in 1926, including surname, given name, parents’ names, date of birth, birthplace, profession, identification documentation held by the resident, date arrived in Kremenets, and towns where the resident and parents owned land. Handwritten. 677 pages in Polish. Translated by Susan Sobel and Judith Springer. Edited by Ellen Garshick. The document includes entries for 4,979 residents, of whom 3,646 appear to be Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-255 1927

Shumsk Registry of Residents, 1927

1927, F 2 op 3 sp 254 DATO; KDRG CA-255

This document contains a registry of Shumsk residents in 1927, including surname, given name, mother’s birth surname, date of birth, birthplace, occupation, identification documentation held by the resident, length of time in Shumsk, parents’ residence and occupation, towns where the resident and parents owned land, and dates of migration to and from Poland. Handwritten. 102 pages in Polish. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited by Ellen Garshick. The document includes entries for 459 residents, of whom 421 appear to be Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-256 1927

Kremenets Registry of Inductees; List of those born in 1906, conscripted in 1927

1927, F 2 op 3 sp 537 DATO; KDRG CA-256

This document contains a registry of Kremenets residents born in 1906 and conscripted in 1927, including surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth, father’s and mother’s given names, father’s occupation, current and permanent residence, nationality, religion, occupation, education, marital status, and physical defects. Handwritten. 72 pages in Polish. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited by Ellen Garshick. The document includes entries for 365 residents, of whom 120 are Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-257 1933

1933 Kremenets Merchant Guild Members

1933, F 2 op 3 sp 723 DATO; KDRG CA-257

This document contains a list of members of the Kremenets Merchants Guild in 1933, including surname, given name, age, citizenship, nationality, education, occupation, religion, address, and date joined. 124 pages in Polish. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited and formatted by Ellen Garshick. The document includes 410 entries, of which 391 include Jewish members, according to the nationality and/or religion given.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-258 1934

1934 Kremenets Crafts Guild Voter List

1934, Fond 2, Op 3, Sp 733 DATO; KDRG CA-258

This document contains a list of voters in the Kremenets Crafts Guild in 1934, including surname, given name, age or date of birth, type of craft practiced, craft card issue date, and establishment address. 91 pages in Polish. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited and formatted by Ellen Garshick. The document includes entries for 1,352 voters, of whom 753 appear to be Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-259 1936

1936 Kremenets Illegal Artisans

1936, Central Archives Document HM 4-10; F 2, op 3, sp 786 DATO; KDRG CA-259

This document contains a list of artisans operating illegal workshops in Kremenets in 1936, including surname, given name, address, occupation, and amount of payment. 29 pages in Polish. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited and formatted by Ellen Garshick. The document includes entries for 546 workshop owners, of whom 243 appear to be Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-260 1934-1935; CA-261 1936

Kremenets District Private Business Owners, 1934-1935 and 1936

1934-35 & 1936, Central Archives Documents HM 4-09 and 4-11, F 2, op 3, sp. 735 and 788 DATO; KDRG CA-260 and -261

These documents are lists of private business owners in the Kremenets district for the years 1934-1935 and 1936. Fields include some or all of the following: the establishment owner’s and the establishment tenant’s surname and given name, establishment address, establishment tenant’s address, establishment location, office issuing the permit, date of permit, date the establishment was opened, number of workers, and type of power used. 1934-1935: 90 pages in Polish; 1936: 16 pages in Polish. Translated by Judith Springer. Edited and formatted by Ellen Garshick. The 1934-1935 document includes entries for 485 business owners, of whom 176 appear to be Jewish. The 1936 document includes entries for 271 business owners, of whom 108 appear to be Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-268 1894, CA-266 1906, CA-267 1911

List of Payers of the State Housing Tax in the City of Kremenets, 1894, 1906, 1911

1894, 1906, 1911, F 328, Op 1 Sp 8, Sp9 and Sp 10 DATO. KDRG CA-266, -267, -268.

These documents contain registries of Kremenets payers of the state housing tax, including surname, given name, patronymic, address, and homeowner. Handwritten. 93 pages in Russian. Translated by Judith Springer and Julia Maksimova. Edited by Ellen Garshick. The documents include entries for 1,677 taxpayers over the three years, of whom 987 are assumed to be Jewish.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

CA-281, 1846

CA-282, 1846

CA-283, 1846

1846 Kremenets Jewish Building Owners

1846 Oleksinets Jewish Building Owners

1846 Radzivilov Jewish Building Owners

 F 442, Op 1, Sp 6710, 6715, 6716 TsDIAK. KDRG CA-281, -282, -283.

These documents contain lists of Jewish building owners and descriptions of the buildings, including surname, given name, and patronymic; use, size, and condition of the building; and family size. Handwritten in Russian. Translated by Elijah Baron and Julia Maksimova. Edited by Ellen Garshick. The documents include entries for 509 building owners in Kremenets and Oleksinets, and 1,799 building owners and renters in Radzivilov.

Location in Source column: PDF page number, ledger page number, and line number

KehilaLinks

CA-284 1880

Record of 1880 Kremenets Synagogue Prayer Society Members

F 242, Op 1, Sp 26 DATO. KDRG CA-284.

This document contains a list of 80 members of the Kremenets Prayer society in 1880. No additional information is included. Handwritten in Russian. Translated by Elijah Baron. Edited by Ellen Garshick.

Location in Source column: PDF page number and line number

Concordance only

Cem

Cemeteries / Burial Data

 

Cem-CJA-[town]-[year]

Center for Jewish Art (CJA), Hebrew University, Jerusalem

In the 1990s, the Center for Jewish Art went on several expeditions to Jewish cemeteries in the towns of Volhynia Guberniya. These Concordance entries derive from the matzeva photos they took and gravestone data they recorded. If the year cannot be read, it is replaced by unknown.

The CJA data sheets contain detailed descriptions of the matzevot, the inscription in Hebrew, English translation the inscription, and remarks that explain the source and context of phrases in each inscription. Note that most of these matzevot do not contain surnames, but most include patronymics (given name of the deceased’s father). We have included the patronymic in the Given Name column of the Concordance.

Location in Source column: CJA identification number for each stone, followed by the town and recorded year, if available

JewishGen, JOWBR

Cem-Har Jehuda-Poch

Har Jehuda Cemetery, Upper Darby, PA, Pochayev Burials

The Cemetery is at 8400 Lansdowne Ave., Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082 (near Philadelphia). The Har Jehuda website has a property map online: http://www.harjehuda.com/har_juhuda_property_map.htm. A link to the property map also is on our website.

The burial list has 129 entries. Lisa Brahin Weinblatt (REDBALL62@aol.com) obtained and updated it in August 2009. The Cemetery lists the owner of the plots as the Independent Voliner Aid Society, which subsequently was known as the Pitchayever Wohliner Aid Society, or, the Pochayev Voliner Aid Society. The

Secretary of Association’s plots is Mr. Louis Cooper. There are 83 graves, but the list includes some names of spouses, mothers and fathers, so that the Concordance has 128 names, including 8 “see” references.

Location in Source column: A-nn,B-m,Cpp, yyyy-zzzz, where A-nn, B-m, Cpp is the location of the gravesite in the Cemetery (Section, Line, and Grave numbers) and yyyy-zzzz gives the birth and death years, where available.

KehilaLinks

Cem-Krem

Kremenets Jewish Cemetery

The cemetery is at 50.105855, 25.736068. The 3,153 gravestones indexed at the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry are a small portion of the cemetery photographed in the early 2000s by a team of researchers. Many early inscriptions do not include surnames. A spreadsheet detailing the inscriptions is also on the KehilaLinks website.

Location in Source column: KDRG photo number

JOWBR, KehilaLinks

Cem-Montefiore-Krem

Montefiore Jewish Cemetery, Queens, NY, Kremenetser Burials

The Cemetery is at 121-83 Springfield Boulevard, Springfield Gardens, St. Albans, Queens, NY 11413. A plot map is on our website. The plot map shows 88 burials including names of the deceased and date of death. It was produced by the Kremenetzer Wolyner Benevolent Society and comprises Block 4, Rows 1 through 11 (an 80 by 73+ foot area). Entries were made on 6 November 1936, with corrections made on 31 October 1938. Subsequent entries through 1986 were made by hand. Eighty names of plot owners and deceased are on the plot map, along with death dates for the deceased. Michael Fox (yazdik@gmail.com) provided the plot map, which he obtained from his father.

Location in Source column: row number-grave number within the row, and k is L or R for the Left or Right side of the center aisle.

KehilaLinks

Cem-Mount Hebron-Vish

Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, NY, Vishnevets Burials

https://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/interments

The Cemetery is at 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11367.

Location in Source column: nn-n-A/B-n-n, where nn is the section number.

Cemetery website (see description)

Cem-Mount Hebron-Yamp

Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, NY, Yampol Burials

https://www.mounthebroncemetery.com/interments/?page=1&fname=&lname=&yod=&society=Yampol+Volyner+ben&block=&reference=&submitsearch=search#results

The Cemetery is at 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11367. The cemetery website shows 81 burials in the Yampoler Volyner Benevolent Society section, including name of the deceased, plot location, and date of death.

Location in Source column: nn-n-A/B-n-n, where nn is the section number.

Cemetery website (see description)

Cem-Mount Zion-Krem

Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, NY, Kremenets Burials

http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp. The Cemetery is at 59-63 54th Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378. The cemetery website shows 127 burials in the Kremenitzer Congregation Beth David Anshe Polin section, including name of the deceased, plot location, and date of death.

Location in Source column: nn-n-A/B-n-n, where nn is the section number.

Cemetery website (see description)

Cem-Mount Zion-Vish

Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, NY, Vishnevets Burials

http://www.mountzioncemetery.com/search.asp. The Cemetery is at 59-63 54th Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378. The cemetery website shows 111 burials in the Wishnewitz Brothers Benevolent Society section, including name of the deceased, plot location, and date of death.

Location in Source column: nn-n-A/B-n-n, where nn is the section number.

Cemetery website (see description)

Cem-Vish-New

Vishnevets New Cemetery

The 605 gravestones photographed and indexed at the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry represent a portion of the cemetery. Dates of death range from 1900 to 1939. A spreadsheet detailing the information in the inscriptions is also on the KehilaLinks website.

Location in Source column: Vish-[KDRG photo number]

JOWBR, KehilaLinks

Cem-Vish-Old

Vishnevets Old Cemetery

The 43 gravestones photographed and indexed at the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry represent a portion of the cemetery. Dates of death range from 1730 to 1860. Many early inscriptions do not include surnames. A spreadsheet detailing the information in the inscriptions is also on the KehilaLinks website.

Location in Source column: Vish-[KDRG photo number]

JOWBR, KehilaLinks

Cem-Yamp-New

Yampol New Cemetery

The 90 gravestones photographed and indexed at the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry represent a portion of the cemetery. Dates of death range from 1847 to 1937. A spreadsheet detailing the information in the inscriptions is also on the KehilaLinks website.

Location in Source column: Yamp-[KDRG photo number]

JOWBR, KehilaLinks

Cem-Yamp-Old

Yampol Old Cemetery

The 38 gravestones photographed and indexed at the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry represent a portion of the cemetery. Dates of death range from 1744 to 1944. Many early inscriptions do not include surnames. A spreadsheet detailing the information in the inscriptions is also on the KehilaLinks website.

Location in Source column: Yamp-[KDRG photo number]

JOWBR, KehilaLinks

Fee-Krem-1935, Fee-Krem-1936, Fee-Vish-1936, Fee-Shum-1936

Feepayer Lists, 1935-1936

Kremenets Feepayer List, 1935, HM2/9248.15, KDRG CA-095

Kremenets Feepayer List, 1936, HM2/9248.21, KDRG CA-102

Shumsk Feepayer List, 1936, HM2/9248.22, KDRG CA-141

Vishnevets Feepayer List, 1936, HM2/9248.20, KDRG CA-174

These feepayer lists are among the last lists of residents prior to the Holocaust. The original is in Polish. The original Polish spelling of names also is given in the spreadsheet. A separate database (available on the Kremenets KehilaLinks website) lists the various occupations in Polish and their English equivalents.

The 1935 Kremenets list was created in December 1934. It gives the full names of all 1,155 “feepayers” or “dues payers” in the Jewish Community of Kremenets, the dues assessed for 1935, the occupation of each feepayer, his/her street address and town, and his/her town, which sometimes is not Kremenets, but rather a nearby town (Dubno, Lutsk, Pochayev, Shumsk, Velikiye Berezhtsy, Vishnevets and Zbarazh).

The 1936 Kremenets list contains more than 1,100 personal name entries.

The 1936 Vishnevets list was created in December 1935. It gives the full names of all 616 “feepayers” or “dues payers” in the Jewish Community of Vishnevets, the dues paid in 1935 and amount assessed for 1936, and the occupation of each feepayer. Some of the feepayers live in nearby towns (Lanovtsy, Staryy Aleksinets, Belozerka, Vyshgorodok, Kolodnoye, Novyy Oleksinets).

The 1936 Shumsk list was created in December 1935. It gives the full names of all 277 “feepayers” or “dues payers,” the dues assessed for 1936, and the occupation of each feepayer. Some of the feepayers live in nearby towns (Borki, Dederkaly Male, Hucisko, Poland, Katerinovka, Ostrog, Przemorovka, Rakhmanov, Sadki, Volkovtse, and Zaliztsi).

Location in Source column: file number and the line within the list

KehilaLinks

JDC

Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

A spreadsheet available on the Kremenets KehilaLinks site lists 909 records (documents, names, photos, and artifacts) in the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives that are associated with Kremenets-district and nearby towns, with hyperlinks to the JDC Archives. In all, the spreadsheet indexes 135 unique documents and 781 items containing names from the years 1917 to 1990. Some items include more than one name, such as accompanying family members and contacts outside Eastern Europe.

Kremenets-district towns found in the items are Kozin, Kremenets, Lanovtsy, Oleksinets, Pochayev, Podbereztsy, Radzivilov, Shumsk, Vishnevets, Vyshgorodok, and Yampol. Non-Kremenets-district towns included are Aleksandriya, Annopol, Antonovka, Baranovka, Berestechko, Boremel, Goshcha, Kilikiev, Kuty, Mezherichi (Ostrog district), Mezhirichi (Rovno district), and Ostrog. Names of JDC officials are not included.

To see the item, click on the links in the spreadsheet. Alternatively, search for names across all JDC items at https://names.jdc.org/. Search across all types of information (e.g., names, towns) at https://search.archives.jdc.org/.

Location in Source column: JDC item number

KehilaLinks

JE

Jewish Encyclopedia, Online Edition

These articles are from the online version of the Jewish Encyclopedia (https://www.jewishencyclopedia.com), which originally was published in 12 volumes between 1901 and 1906.

Location in Source column: search term (e.g., Kremenetz or Dubno, or a personal name).

Linked from KehilaLinks

JHI Child Survivors

Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw): Child Survivors of Kremenets Shoah

This document list 6 surnames of Kremenets child survivors of the Holocaust. The names were obtained from Yale Reisner of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw in 2002.

KehilaLinks

JHI Lublin POWs

Lublin POWs: Prisoners of War in the Camp at 7 Lipowa Street, Lublin, Poland (Kartoteka jeńców wojennych obozu na Lipowej 7)

Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw. The full database is searchable through Centralna Biblioteka Judaistyczna (Central Jewish Library), the online center of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland:

This camp was set up by the SS-und Polizeiführer Odilo Globocnik in October 1939. Jewish POWs of the Polish Army, captured in September 1939 during the German invasion of Poland, were imprisoned there.

Some 1,000 Jews, both POWs and civilians, interned in the camp. About 7,000 Jewish POWs passed through the camp. In November 1943 nearly all Jewish inmates were exterminated. We have identified 18 prisoners from Kremenets-district towns.

Location in Source column: search term to enter at https://cbj.jhi.pl/

See description

JRIP

Records from non-Kremenets-district towns, found at JRI-Poland

These Concordance entries index records from towns outside the Kremenets district that include a reference to a Kremenets-district town. They have been translated by and posted at JRI-Poland, https://www.jri-poland.org/.

To locate a record, go to https://www.jri-poland.org/ and search for the name or town.

JRI-Poland

KDRG-271 1913

Kremenets Business Directory, 1913 (KDRG 271)

Extracted from Entire Southwest Territory: Reference and Address Book for the Kiev, Podolsk, and Volyn Provinces, 1913 (KDRG 271) [Весь Юго-Западный край: справочная и адресная книга по Киевской, Подольской и Волынской губерниях]. National Library of Ukraine: http://irbis-nbuv.gov.ua/dlib/item/0002599. Translated by Elijah Baron and Alan Shuchat; edited by Ellen Garshick. The translation includes 800 entries for the towns in the Kremenets district, including a description of each town. Each business entry includes the owner’s surname, given name, patronymic, and profession.

Location in Source: page number

Contributor Site

KDRG-277 1837-1838

Radzivilov Passports, 1837-1838

Jews Who Received Passports for Travel in the Radzivilov District, 1837-1838, KDRG 277, State Archive of Khmelnytskyi Region, Fond 227, Op 1, Delo 129. Downloaded from Alex Krakovsky's wiki, https://tinyurl.com/mzs2zff4

This document includes the names and patronymics of 131 Jews receiving passports in Radzivilov in 1837 and 1838, as well as their social class and the reason for issuance.

Location in Source column: page number

Contributor Site

KDRG-278 1929

Polish Business Directory, 1929

From Ksiega Adresowa Polski (Wraz z w.m. Gdanskiem dla Handlu, Przemyslu Rzemiosl I Rolnictwa) [Directory of Poland (including Gdańsk) for Trade, Industry, Handicraft and Agriculture] (Warsaw, 1929)

Town descriptions and directory of business owners in Polish towns, 1929. For original versions of the directory pages, see http://dlibra.umcs.lublin.pl/dlibra/publication/1598/edition/19465/content. There are 4,165 entries, including 2,132 who appear to be for Jewish business owners.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

KDRGFaces

KDRG Faces

Michael Snyder (kdrgfaces@gmail.com) has collected about 800 publicly available photos of people from towns in the Kremenets district. Users can upload a face image and see if it matches any of the photos in the collection. To find a photo, go to https://kdrgfaces.s3.amazonaws.com/List_Faces.html and search for the name or ID number.

Location in Source column: Photo ID number

bit.ly/kdrgfaces

KrNY-1, KrNY-2a, KrNY-2b, KrNY-3

Kremenetser Landsmanshaftn Documents from New York

Chevra Beth Duvid Kraminitzer Anshi Poland, NY (KrNY-1, 1907)

Kreminitzer Congregation Beth Duvid Anshi Poland, NY (KrNY-2a and 2b, 1909)

Kremenitzer Young People’s Progressive Club, NY (KrNY-3, 1914)

On 2 December 1907, the First Independent Kraminitzer Benevolent Association and the Kishener and Kraminitzer Congregation Beth Duvid merged. The new organization was called Chevra Beth Duvid Kraminitzer Anshi Poland (KrNY-1). The document, recorded at the Supreme Court, New York County, identifies the people who were involved in the consolidation of these two societies.

In 1909, the Kremnitzer Congregation of the House of Duvid and the Chevra Gemilath Chesed Anshi Poland merged. The new organization was named Kreminitzer Congregation Beth Duvid Anshi Poland. It also was known as the Congregation or Brotherhood of the former residents of the City of Kreminitz, Russia-Poland. Two documents dated 8 May 1909 list the officers of each organization. The documents were filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

The Certificate of Incorporation (no. 4389) for the Kremenitzer Young People’s Progressive Club of New York was filed and recorded on 18 September 1914. Earlier papers are dated 19 August and 9 September 1914. The documents were recorded at the Supreme Court of the State of New York. It identifies the people who were involved in the incorporation and gives their home addresses.

Location in Source column: 1907, 1909, or 1914

KehilaLinks

KrNY-4 1973

Kremenets Landsmanshaft in New York, Membership List, 27 Apr 1973 (KrNY-4 1973)

Kremenetser Membership List, 27 April 1973. Norm Kagan, son of William (Wolf) Kagan, sent us an e-mail message containing names of 23 NYC Kremenitzers. (Wolf Kagan was Secretary of the NY Kremenitz Landsmanshaft.) The names are from a handwritten list that he found among his father’s papers. The list “was written on stationary which read, in part: ‘Ribal Library of Haskalah - in memory of the martyrs of Kremenetz, Volyn at the Teachers’ State college Seminar Hakibutzim, Tel Aviv, Bnei Efraim Str. 1.”

KehilaLinks

KrNY-5 1950

Kremenitzer Benevolent Association, New York, 35th Anniversary Booklet, 1950 (KrNY-5 1950)

This 42-page Anniversary Booklet includes 253 names, a number of display ads, and many photos.

Location in Source column: page number(s)

KehilaLinks

MA-1966

Kremenets Memorial Album at Yad Vashem

In the 1960s, emigrants from Kremenets produced a “Kremenets Memorial Album” at Seminar haKibbutzim in Tel Aviv, Israel. We have photographed each page and translated it into English. The pages were written, mostly around 1966, by surviving members of some of the families who were murdered by the Nazis and their Ukrainian collaborators in Kremenets, Ukraine in 1942. A few entries memorialize emigrants from Kremenets who subsequently died in Israel and in the Diaspora. The translated album contains a personal name index with 736 entries. The original album is now located at Yad Vashem.

Location in Source column: page number

Linked from KehilaLinks

Memoir, [Surname]

Memoirs and Remembrances submitted by our members

  • Memoir, Kagan: “The Kagan Family from Kremenets”, by Norm Kagan, includes photos
  • Memoir, Karson: “The life and times of Etta Gittelman Karson”, an autobiography, includes photos
  • Memoir, Kaspler: “Kremenets—The Kaspler Family”
  • Memoir, Katz: “David (Dusia) Katz, a Remembrance”, by Maya Katz Golan
  • Memoir, Manosevits: “The Eternal Presence of Absence”
  • Memoir, Marmot: “Woolf Marmot’s Memoirs: How Dora Kritser and Alec Marmot Married”, an excerpt.
  • Memoir, Moldavan: “David Moldavan’s Story.”

·         Memoir, Oleksyn: “Return to Kremenets under German Rule

  • Memoir, Plotka: “Memories of Morris Plotka (Koludna, Russia to Mobile, Alabama), Sept. 8, 1895 – Feb 21, 1978”, by Shelley Hebert

·         Memoir, Poticha: “The Poticha Family of Kremenets,” by Lee Zafrans

  • Memoir, Segal: “Krementz, by Dora Segal”, submitted by David Tessler
  • Memoir, Staenberg: Polish passport and U.S. naturalization certificate for Aron Sztejnberg/Harry Staenberg, submitted by Steven Wise
  • Memoir, Tartak: “Remembering the Jewish Community of Kremenets, Ukraine, by Esther Tartak Anastasia, daughter of Vivian Tartak,” originally published at https://www.tisharon.org/kremenets; reprinted with permission
  • Memoir, Tessler: “Tobe and Joseph Tessler of Kremenets”, by David Tessler
  • Memoir, Winer, Gershon (2009): Gershon Winer – A Memoir: Victory in Defeat. Privately printed. Israel, 2009. ISBN: 978-965-555-384-0. Shalom Bronstein (sygaa@netvision.net.il) has a copy given to him by Gershon’s widow Nehamah, Sivan 5769.

Location in Source column: page number in the document

KehilaLinks

Parnes

Parnes, Louis (1954)

Louis Parnes, a Vishnevets emigrant who was born in 1869, wrote this limited-distribution book.

Parnes, Louis (1954), The vanishing generations. New York: Rausen Bros., 177 p. LC Classification: DS135.R95 P37 1997. Also on the Web at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vishnevets/vishnevets.html

The book mentions several people from Vishnevets. Currently, page number references for each name are not available. Additional information about the author and the book is available on the Vishnevets Kehilainks website (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/vishnevets/vishnevets.html).

Vishnevets KehilaLinks

Photo Presentation [number]

Photo Presentations, Kremenets and Shumsk

These three presentations were created by Susan Sobel Kishon from photos submitted by Kremenets and Shumsk descendants in 2012. Presentations 1 and 2 commemorate people from Kremenets and Shumsk who perished in the Holocaust. Presentation 3 is an archive of other photos submitted.

Location in Source column: slide number

KehilaLinks

Photos [Surname year]

Photo memoirs submitted by our members

  • Goldenberg, submitted by David Goldenberg
  • Fidel, submitted by Itzhak Bar-Ziv
  • Bar-Ziv
  • Cherenson & Titelbaum
  • Czackis
  • Fox (Fuchs)
  • Glickman
  • Goldberg
  • Goldenberg
  • Greenberg/Margulis
  • Curtis
  • Kagan
  • Kaiser & Serotte
  • Katz
  • Koton
  • Lehrer
  • Marmot
  • Ochs
  • Portnoy
  • Rappaport
  • Sacks (Susak), Berenstein, Rabin (Rabinowicz)
  • Scholnick
  • Sobol
  • Stern

Location in Source column: number identifying the photo or a short filename for the photo

KehilaLinks

Pinkas haKehilot: Poland

Pinkas haKehilot (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities): Poland, Vol. 5. Volhynia & Polesie, Shmuel Spector (Ed.), Yad Vashem

The excerpts we have from this volume contain articles about the following towns: Visotsk, Vyshgorodok, Vishnevets, Vladimiretz, Foborsk, Folvarki, Pochayev, Krasne, Krupyetz, Krimno, Krichilsk, Kremenets, Karpilovka, Shatsk, and Shumsk.

Location in Source column: page number

Linked from KehilaLinks; Contributor Site

Polish Aliyah Passports

Polish Aliyah Passports

The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw has collected 3,754 Polish Aliyah Passports issued in the 1920s and 1930s to Polish citizens seeking to travel to British Mandate Palestine. The passports subsequently were returned to Poland. Twenty-eight of these passports contain information about 38 people from the Kremenets area. The full database is searchable through Centralna Biblioteka Judaistyczna (Central Jewish Library), the online center of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland: https://cbj.jhi.pl/. Data include surname, given name, birth year, birth town, town of last residence, occupation, marital status, destination (British Mandate Palestine), Card & passport nos., and photo.

Location in Source column: search term for each passport

KehilaLinks

Polish Dec 1926

Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States, 1926

From Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States: Secondary schools; Volume 12. 1926. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pldec.012/; and Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States: Grammar and elementary schools; Miscellaneous; Volume 97. 1926. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pldec.097/.

Held by the U.S. Library of Congress, the Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States are a collection of signatures and greetings presented in 1926 to President Calvin Coolidge to commemorate the 150th anniversary of U.S. independence and to acknowledge American participation and aid to Poland during World War I. Volumes 7–13 contain the signatures of students and faculty of 1,170 mostly secondary schools, including 5 in the Kremenets district (in Volume 12). Volumes 14–110 contain signature sheets from about 20,000 elementary schools representing 235 school districts, including many towns in the Kremenets District (in Volume 97). For a full description of the collection, see https://www.loc.gov/collections/polish-declarations/about-this-collection/. For an elementary school town index, see https://www.loc.gov/rr/european/egwinv/egwa-bn.html.

Location in Source column: volume number and image number in the Library of Congress collection

KehilaLinks

PS1874 [archive signature]

Kremenets-District Family Lists (Posemeynyy Spisoki) and Family Lists of Those Liable for Military Service (Posemeynyye Spiski Voyennoobyazannykh)

1874-11936, KDRG CA-269, CA-270, CA-275, CA-276CA-284

Family Lists (Posemeynyy Spisoki), DATO F 203 op 1 sp 13, KDRG CA-284, 1874 (with annotations through 1899)

Family Lists (Posemeynyy Spisoki), DATO F 203 op 1 sp 14, KDRG CA-269, 1874 (with annotations through 1899)

Family Lists (Posemeynyy Spisoki), DATO F 203 op 1 sp 15, KDRG CA-270, 1874 (with annotations through 1899)

Family Lists of Those Liable for Military Service. Kremenets Powiat (Posemeynyye Spiski Voyennoobyazannykh), DATO  F 2 op 3 sp 635 and 636, KDRG CA-275 and -276, 1874 (with annotations through 1936)

The Family List replaced the Revision Lists in 1858. It was compiled once and supplemented annually. Information was entered by crossing out and adding. When there was no room left for changes, a new family list was created. In 1874, in the Russian Empire, universal military service replaced conscription. To establish records of those liable for military service, towns and cities maintained family and conscription lists. These lists were compiled in 1874, with annotations on births, deaths, marriages, conscriptions, and movements from town to town. The lists include about 19,500 individuals. Translated by Elijah Baron, Julia Maksimova, and Roman Ravve. Edited by Ellen Garshick.

Location in Source column: file number (or PDF page number) followed by page and family number

Contributor Site

Reports-[description]

Travel Reports submitted by our members

Travel and Meeting Reports currently include the following:

  • Reports-Travel, UJ 2002. Location in Source: page number in this 121-page document.
    “Ukraine Journal, a Genealogical Journey to Warsaw and Ukraine”, by Ronald D. Doctor. Includes many photos, August 2002
  • Reports-Travel, Marmot 2005. Location in Source: page number in this 5-page document
    “Woolf Marmot’s Trip Memo, Ukraine”, by Woolf Marmot, August 2005
  • Reports-Travel, Hebert 2009. Location in Source: page number in this 6-page document
    “Visit to Kolodno, Ukraine”, by Shelley Hebert, July 2009
  • Reports-Meeting, Askara 2009. Location in Source: page number in this 3-page document
    “Askara, Kremenets and Shumsk Association in Israel”, by Rachel Karni, 16 Aug 2009
    Report of the annual meeting of the Kremenets-Shumsk Association at Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel.
  • Reports-Meeting, KDRG 2009. Location in Source: KDRG 2009, page number in this 3-page document. “KDRG Annual Meeting, 3 August 2009”, by Ronald D. Doctor
    Report of the 1st annual meeting of the Kremenets District Research Group. The meeting was held at the 2009 IAJGS Conference.

KehilaLinks

RS[year] [film no.] or archive info.

Revizskiy Skazki: Russian Revision Lists (census data)

The Location in Source column is in the form nnn-yyy for records obtained directly from the archives, where nnn is the family number in the Census and yyy is the page number, where available. (Some pages are not numbered.) For records obtained from the Family History Library on microfilm and transferred to computer DVDs, the Location in Source column is in the form mmmm yyy-nnn, where mmmm is the image file number in the folder for that microfilm, yyy is the page number in the original document, and nnn is the family number in the original document. Note that for all but the earliest Censuses, the page number covers two physical pages of the Revision List. The page on the left side lists males in the household. The page on the right side (usually with the page number in the upper right corner) lists females in the household.

The Revision Lists are censuses of Jewish residents in the towns of the Kremenets District. They include the years 1811, 1816, 1834, 1850, and 1858, plus supplementary Censuses taken between those years. They are available at the Family History Library on the following microfilms (see https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/982056?availability=Family%20History%20Library):

  • 6th Revision (1811): 2376396, 2375506
  • 7th Revision (1816), 2213479 through 2213482
  • 8th Revision (1834): 2213486-2213487, 2234586
  • 9th Revision (1850): 2270287, 2270288, 2346519
  • 10th Revision (1858): 2346519 (partial), 2270317, and 2269547 through 2269549.

We have also translated Kremenets-district records from the following, obtained from Alex Krakovsky’s Ukraine archive:

·         Revision Lists of the Jews of Dubno district, Volyn province. 1850. DAZhO, Fond 118, Opis 14, Sp. 3: for Kozin and Krupets, then in the Dubno district.

·         Revision Lists of the Jews of Dubno district, Volyn province. 1858. DAZhO, Fond 118, Opis 14, Sp. 8: for Kozin and Krupets, then in the Dubno district.

·         Additional Revision Lists of the Jews of Kremenets district, Volyn province. 1883. DAZhO, Fond 118, Opis 14, Sp. 0093.

In total, we have almost 12,000 pages of data on DVD. We estimate that the microfilms contain about 36,000 records with about 80,000 names.

Location in Source column: image number, page number-family number

Contributor Site (all records); JRI-Poland (proofed records)

Shtetl Finder Gazetteer

Shtetl Finder: Jewish Communities in the 19th and early 20th centuries

Gazetteer by Chester G. Cohen.

Location in Source column: page number and town name

KehilaLinks

Shumsker NY Journal 1946

Shumsker Relief Society, Souvenir Journal

This is the Souvenir Journal for a dinner-reception held by the society. It was “dedicated to the rehabilitation of our surviving brethren of the town of Shumsk; and to the rescue of the Jewish orphans of Europe.” Rachel Karni sent the title page, a page listing the officers and committee members, and an “In Memoriam” page. Michael Hirschfeld sent a photocopy of the entire journal. The Concordance contains 158 entries from this document.

Location in Source column: page number

KehilaLinks

Slownik-[town]

Słownik Geograficzny: Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajow slowianskich, 1880-1904

Słownik Geograficzny: Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajow slowianskich (Geographic Dictionary of the Former Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavic Lands) was published between 1880 and 1904. We have translated the entries for Kremenets (Krzemieniec) & Oleksinets (Oleksiniec), which were published between 1880 & 1889; Shumsk (Szumsk), Vishnevets (Wiśniowiec) published in 1889 & 1893, respectively. These entries summarize the history of each town, identifying the magnates who owned the towns at various times. We have added name and town indexes to each translated entry.

The Kremenets entry is not yet translated.

The Oleksinets entry was published in 1889. The translated document includes name and place indexes and 30 Concordance entries for Oleksinets.

The Shumsk entry was published in 1889. The translated document includes name and place indexes and 47 Concordance entries for Shumsk.

The Vishnevets entry was published in 1893. The translated document includes name and place indexes and 68 Concordance entries for Vishnevets.

Location in Source column: page number

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USC Shoah Fdn

USC Shoah Foundation, audiovisual interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses

In 1994, Steven Spielberg founded the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation with the aim of videotaping 50,000 first-person accounts by Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Between 1994 and 2000, interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses took place in 56 countries and were conducted in 32 languages. In the transcripts of the interviews, Don Tannenbaum located 177 names associated with Kremenets-district towns.

Location in Source column: name of the survivor to enter in the Search field on the USC search page, https://vhaonline.usc.edu/login. Searching requires a free account.

USC Shoah Fdn

USHMM [database number or name]

United States Holocaust Museum, Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database

This collection of databases is available online at https://www.ushmm.org/remember/the-holocaust-survivors-and-victims-resource-center/holocaust-survivors-and-victims-database. Click on Search for Names, and type “Kremenets” (or any other town name) in the Place field. The database consists of lists from various sources and in various languages. Currently we have the following translations on our website in a consolidated spreadsheet and indexed in the Concordance.

·         Antwerp Register of Jews (USHMM 19462): Contains the names of an estimated 11,250 people from the Antwerp Jewish community (1 from the Kremenets district). List includes first and last names, occupations, addresses, places and dates of birth, and notes.

·         Arrivals to Buchenwald (USHMM 20793): Electronic data compiled from a partial list of individuals on the January 22, 1945, transport from Auschwitz to Buchenwald (1 from the Kremenets district). Index includes name, date and place of birth, Buchenwald prisoner number, profession, Auschwitz prisoner number, and prisoner category/nationality.

·         Auschwitz Prisoner Photos (USHMM 27576): Electronic data regarding Auschwitz prisoners whose photographs were taken upon arrival (1 from the Kremenets district); data includes names, dates and places of birth, nationalities, professions, dates of entry and death, and prisoner numbers

·         Bergen-Belsen Prisoners (USHMM 25721): Electronic data regarding names of former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp prisoners (1 from the Kremenets district); data includes names, dates of birth, death, liberation, deportation and detention, associated places, prisoner numbers and nationalities

·         Biała Podlaska Jews to Międzyrzecz Podlaski (USHMM 15600): Ghetto list (1 from the Kremenets district); the registration cards include family name, first name, gender, religion, marital status, military obligation, nationality, additional places of residence, date of registration, removal date, and comments.

·         Children with Lost Identity (USHMM 20674): Electronic data containing names of children who lost their identities that appear in the Ghetto Fighter House records (2 from the Kremenets district); data includes names, dates of birth, wartime locations and archive numbers

·         Counted Remnant (USHMM 20740): Electronic data regarding survivors published in 1946 by the Central Committee of Jews in Bavaria, in Munich, Germany (74 from the Kremenets district). Index includes name, place of birth, last known location, and year of birth.

·         Displaced Persons to Sweden (USHMM 20543): Electronic data regarding displaced persons transported from Bergen-Belsen to Sweden for special care (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         French Deportation List, Convoy 40 (USHMM 20567): Electronic data from Convoy 40, France (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         French Deportation Lists Research Project (USHMM 20736): Electronic data created from original French transport lists from the Mémorial de la Shoah, Musée, Centre de documentation juive contemporaine (CDJC) in Paris, France, and occasionally other sources (8 names from the Kremenets district); data includes names, places and dates of birth, nationalities, and convoy, page and line numbers

·         French Deportation Lists (USHMM 20564): Electronic data compiled by Georg Dreyfuss regarding deportees from France, based on Serge Klarsfeld’s “Le mémorial de la déportation des juifs de France” and other sources (17 names from the Kremenets district); data includes names, dates of birth and convoy, places of birth and convoy destinations, nationalities and convoy numbers

·         German Criminal Police Newspaper (USHMM 14059): List of escaped POWs and other criminal targets (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         German Towns Project (USHMM 45670): In the 1960s, the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen, Germany wrote letters to mayors and other officials of West German counties and towns, requesting lists of Jewish inhabitants in 1933 (1 from the Kremenets district) and the fate of these Jews, if known. The resulting I.T.S collection (1.2.5.1) includes reports created by these local towns.

·         Ghetto Lublin (USHMM 20732): Electronic data regarding Lublin Jews in the Majdan Tatarski ghetto of Lublin, Poland (1 from the Kremenets district), in April 1942, from a document created by the Lublin Judenrat; data includes names, and dates and places of birth.

·         House Arrests Documents (USHMM 20396): This grouping contains forms ordering house arrests in Ain, France. Forms contain first and last names, dates and places of birth, nationalities, and current cities of residence (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         Illegal Immigrants (USHMM 19589): Palestine Police Force. A series of forms entitled “Particulars of an Illegal Immigrant” (1 from the Kremenets district). The target sheets nor the forms note the immigrants’ ship names.

·         Jewish POWs in Lublin (USHMM 15586): Inmate/prisoner list (20 from the Kremenets district). List probably created by the Source Archives (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny imienia Emanuela Ringelbluma) before the collection was digitized.

·         Jewish Survivor Registration Cards (USHMM 19464): Jewish Committee of Warsaw. Cards contain the following information: card number, last name, first and middle name, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, mother’s maiden name, address before 1939, locations during the war, post-war name changes, occupation, date of registration, place of registration, and their current post-war address (30 from the Kremenets district).

·         Jews in Morbihan (USHMM 20946): Electronic data regarding Jews from Morbihan, France (1 from the Kremenets district), based on the research of Ilan Braun; data includes names and places.

·         Kazerne Dossin (USHMM 46490): Contains name records and the available portraits of victims and deportation lists from Mechelen in the online database of Kazerne Dossin, Belgium (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         Lodz Ghetto Death Notices (USHMM 37600): This grouping contains death notices for people who died in the Łódź Ghetto (1 from the Kremenets district). The death certificates include the date the certificate was filled out, the name, address, age, and occupation of the person reporting the death, the name of the person who died, their occupation, marital status, religion, address, place and date of birth, name of parents, date and place of death, and names of survivors.

·         Lodz Ghetto Hospital Deaths (USHMM 20542): Electronic data regarding Łódź ghetto hospital deaths (3 of individuals from the Kremenets district) reported during various weeks between November 24, 1941 and June 18, 1944.

·         Neuengamme Concentration Camp (USHMM 20604): Electronic data regarding prisoners (2 from the Kremenets district) who perished in Neuengamme; data includes names, places of birth and death, dates of birth and death, and profession.

·         Pinkas Hanitzolim I (USHMM 27002): Electronic data compiled from lists of Jews (19 from the Kremenets district) rescued in different European countries, and originally published as Register of Jewish Survivors Lists of Jews Rescued in Different European Countries I; data includes names, years of birth and occupations.

·         Polish Children Survivors (USHMM 20534): Electronic data regarding Polish Jewish surviving children (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         Polish Jewish POWs (USHMM 20829): Electronic data compiled from prisoner registration cards for Jewish soldiers from the eastern borderland (18 from the Kremenets district) (Kressy Wschodnie) of prewar Poland who were captured as prisoners of war, held in various prisoners of war camps and other camps around Lublin.

·         Polish Jews Repatriated to Głuszyca (USHMM 20870): Electronic data regarding Jews (1 from the Kremenets district) who returned to the town of Głuszyca after World War II and were residents there sometime between 1946 and 1950.

·         Polish Refugees to Mexico 2 (USHMM 46382): In July 1943 two US military transports picked up about 1,500 Polish refugees (4 from the Kremenets district) located in Bombay and Karachi and transported them via California to Santa Rosa, Mexico. The refugees consisted mostly of women and children who had fled from Eastern Poland in the face of the German invasion in 1941. The refugees remained in Mexico until the end of WWII, but little is known about their further movement(s).

·         Polish Survivor Lists, 1947 (USHMM 20550): Electronic data regarding Jewish survivors (5 from the Kremenets district) gathered by the Central Committee of Polish Jews in Warsaw

·         POW Personal Cards (USHMM 15590): Cards contain personal and economic information for prisoners in Poland (17 from the Kremenets district), including names of family members (parents, children, spouses).

·         Radomsko Identity Cards (USHMM 20834): Electronic data compiled from identity cards of persons from Radomsko (3 from the Kremenets district).

·         Registration Cards of Jewish Refugees in Tashkent, Uzbekistan during WWII, Transliterated Data (USHMM Tashkent; ID: 20492; RG-75.002).
Originally in Russian; compiled by Susan Sobel and Ellen Garshick. There are 238 entries on the list from Kremenets, Lanovtsy, Ostrog, Pochayev, Radzivilov, Shumsk, Vishnevets, and Yampol. In the online database at the USHMM, each record image no. is hyperlinked to an index card handwritten in Russian.

·         Russian Jews Deported from France (USHMM 20866): Electronic data regarding Jews born in Russia and deported from France to Nazi camps from 1942 to 1945 (11 from the Kremenets district).

·         S.S. 23 Passengers (USHMM 19582): This grouping contains documentation for individuals who attempted to enter Palestine aboard the S.S. 23 between the summer and winter of 1946 (1 from the Kremenets district). These documents consist of Memoranda of Personal Data (Political) (form P.248) and identification photos.

·         S.S. Biria Passengers (USHMM 19579): Includes Memoranda of Personal Data (Political) (form P.248) for individuals who attempted to enter Palestine aboard the S.S. Biria in July of 1946 (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         S.S. Four Freedoms Passengers (USHMM 19574): Includes Memoranda of Personal Data (Political) (form P.248) for individuals who attempted to enter Palestine aboard the S.S. Four Freedoms in September and December of 1946 and February of 1947 (1 from the Kremenets district).

·         Shoah Foundation Institute Oral Testimonies (USHMM 25016): Digital index of oral histories from survivors includes separate groupings of eugenics policies survivors, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish survivors (32 from the Kremenets district), liberators, political prisoners, rescuers, Romani and war crimes trials participants; data includes names, sex, dates and places of birth, wartime locations, religions, political affiliations and additional data

·         Stockholm Holocaust Memorial (USHMM 20668): Electronic data containing names of Holocaust victims gathered for the Stockholm Holocaust Monument (40 from the Kremenets district); data includes names, dates of birth and death, places of birth and incarceration, and grouped by commemorating family.

·         Victims in the Department of Ain (USHMM 20354): Grouping contains correspondence related to victims of Nazi persecution in the Department of Ain, France (1 from the Kremenets district). The correspondence deals with a wide variety of topics, including reports on surveillance of Jews and Freemasons, questions of Jewish status, and membership status of those suspected of being in secret societies.

·         World Jewish Congress Collection (USHMM 20790): Electronic data regarding Holocaust survivors from the files of the World Jewish Congress (11 from the Kremenets district). Includes name, place of birth, date of birth/age, place of last residence, citizenship, camp liberated from/DP camp, requested contact, and comments.

Location in Source column: image or other locator number

KehilaLinks

Vernadsky-1748 Vishnevets

Jewish Residents of Vishnevets, 1748

This is a list of 68 names of Jews living in Vishnevets in 1748. Some entries list patronymics. Others list occupations. We received the document from the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine at Kiyev Archives. It was part of the Prince Vyshnevetsky collection in the “Memory without Borders” project.

Location in Source column: page number and line number

Contributor Site

Virtual Shtetl

Virtual Shtetl

The Location in Source column gives the Town Name and section of the Town Page separated by a “space-slash-space” ( / ). On the Town tab select the first letter of the town name and then scroll down to your town. On the town page, select the designated section, e.g. Krzemieniec / People.

Virtual Shtetl

Vishnevets Landsmen 1920s

Vishnevets Landsmen, Chicago, 1920s

List of 49 Vishnevetsers in Chicago in the 1920s. Sue Siegel obtained the list, which originally was compiled by Myron Friedman in the 1930s.

Location in Source column: Names are arranged alphabetically

KehilaLinks

Voter List [year]

Kremenets Voter Lists, 1906 (KDRG 262), 1907 (KDRG 263), 1912 (KDRG 264)

“List of Persons Exercising the Right to Participate in Elections at the Kremenets Conference of City Voters, acc. to Articles 33 and 34 of the Statute on Elections to the State Duma,” from Volynskiia gubernskiia viedomosti [Volhynia provincial gazette], 1906, no. 12. The list contains 4,664 entries, including 3,032 individuals who appear to be Jewish.

“List of Persons Exercising the Right to Participate in Elections at the Kremenets Conference of City Voters, acc. to Article 33 of the Statute on Elections to the State Duma,” from Volynskiia gubernskiia viedomosti [Volhynia provincial gazette], 1907, no. 74. The list contains 2,938 entries, including 1,716 individuals who appear to be Jewish.

“List of Persons Exercising the Right to Participate in Elections at the First Conference of City Voters in Kremenets District, acc. to Article 32 of the Statute on Elections to the State Duma,” and “List of Persons Exercising the Right to Participate in Elections at the Second Conference of City Voters in Kremenets District, acc. to Article 32 of the Statute on Elections to the State Duma,” from Volynskiia gubernskiia viedomosti [Volhynia provincial gazette], 1912, no. 84. The list contains 4,328 entries, including 2,573 individuals who appear to be Jewish.

Received from Barry Chernick. Eligibility to vote involved requirements for age, gender, property ownership, and guild membership, among others. Entries include surname, given name, patronymic for most entries, town, tax category or amount for 1907 and 1912, nationality for 1912, and town.

Location in Source column: image number and line number

Contributor Site

VR [town-source-type-year]

 

Vital Records (VR)

Entries give you the town name and abbreviated LDS Microfilm Number and tell you what type of record this is (B=Birth, M=Marriage, v=Divorce, D=Death), and in what year the event occurred. For example: 60B1870 means that the microfilm number is 2086060, the record is a birth record, and the birth occurred in 1870. Entries for other towns give the town name; CA means the records were obtained from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP), B1888 means this is an 1888 Birth record. JGBSR means that the record was retrieved from the JewishGen Bessarabia database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Romania/), and JGUKR means that the record was retrieved from the JewishGen Ukraine database (https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/).

Location in Source column: file number on which the record is found, whether the event involves a male, female or both (F=female, M=Male, x=both, as in a marriage), and the sequential event number. For example: for vital records obtained from the LDS Family History Library, 351 F43 in combination with 60B1870 means that this record is the 43rd female birth in 1870. The record is in file 351 on LDS disk (microfilm number) 2086060. Each record on the microfilms is uniquely identified in this way.

Similarly, for vital records obtained from CAHJP, the Location in Source entry 5322-5323 F41 means the record is in files 5322 and 5323 and is the 41st female birth in that dataset.

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JRI-Poland (proofed records)

 

YB-[town]: [editor]

Yizkor Books

Location in Source column: page number(s) on which the surname appears. When the entry is from a yizkor book Necrology, the column says “Necrology”.

Here are bibliographic descriptions of each yizkor book indexed in the Concordance. Digitized versions of many of the original books are available at https://libguides.nypl.org/yizkorbooks. Available translations are linked from https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/.

Adini, Y. (ed.) (1966). Radziwillow: Sefer zikaron. (A memorial book to the Jewish community of Radziwillow, Wolyn). Tel Aviv, Israel: The Radziwillow Organization in Israel. One volume, 471 pp., Hebrew and Yiddish. (Radzivilov is at 50°08’N 25°15’E.(

Gelernt, H. (ed.) (1960). Memorial book dedicated to the Jews of Pitchayev-Wohlyn executed by the Germans (Pitshayever yisker-bukh). Philadelphia: The Pitchayever Wohliner Aid Society. One volume, 311 pages. Yiddish. Pochayev (Pitshayev) also is included in the Kremenets Yizkor Book published in Argentina. (Pochayev, or Pitshayev, is at 50° 01’/25° 29’, 11.8 miles WSW of Kremenets.)

Gelman, L. (ed.) (1963). Town in Flames: Book of Yampola, district Wolyn. (Ayara be-lehavot: pinkas Yampola, pelekh Volyn). Jerusalem: Commemoration Committee for the Town with the Assistance of Yad Vashem and the World Jewish Congress. A 210 entry Necrology with 354 names (140 surname entries) is at the end of the book. One volume, 154 pp. Hebrew and Yiddish. (Note: The Necrology entries have been edited, but the Index entries have not been edited yet. Yampol is 25.4 miles ESE of Kremenets, at 49° 58’/26° 15’).

Goldenberg, M., Y. Rokhel, A. Argman, M. Ot-Yakar, Yehoshua Golberg (eds.) (1974). Kol yotzei Kremenits baYisrael v’batfutsot (Voices of those who departed Kremenets, in Israel and the Diaspora). Title on back cover is “Kremenitzer Landslayt Shtime, in Yisrael, in Oysland.” Published by Organization of Kremenets Emigrants, 67 La Guardia St., Tel Aviv, Israel 67221 [Series of 18 Booklets published between 1967 and 1982. An additional booklet was published in 1995.]

Lerner, P. (ed) (1965). Kremenits, Vishgorodek un Pitshayev; yisker-bukh (Memorial Book of Krzemieniec). Buenos Aires: Former residents of Kremenets and vicinity in Argentina. One volume, 468 pages. Yiddish.

 Rabin, Chayim. (1968). Szumsk...sefer zikaron le-kedoshei Szumsk. English title is, Shumsk ... memorial book of the martyrs of Szumsk. Tel Aviv: Former Residents of Shumsk in Israel. 477 pp. Hebrew & Yiddish. (Shumsk is at 50° 07’/26° 07’, 17.8 miles E of Kremenets.)

Rabin, Chayim. (ed.) (1970). Sefer-zikharon li-kedoshe Vishnivits she-nispu be-sho’at ha-Natsim / ha‑orekh. (Vishnevets; memorial book of the martyrs of Vishnevets who perished in the Nazi holocaust) Tel Aviv: Irgun ‘ole Vishnivits. NYPL Call No. *PXW (Vishnevets) (Vishnivits, 1970). 540 p. ill., map (on lining paper), ports; 25 cm. Re-published in a facsimile edition by the National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts, 2004 in cooperation with The New York Public Library. Of the 540 pages, 284 are in Hebrew and 256 are in Yiddish. (Vishnevets is at 49° 54’/25° 45’, 13.9 miles S of Kremenets.)

Rabin, H. (ed.). (1970). Lanovits: sefer zikaron le-kedoshei lanovits she-nispu be-shoat ha-natsim [Lanowce: memorial book of the martyrs of Lanowce who perished during the Holocaust]. Tel Aviv: Association of Former Residents of Lanowce. 440 pp, ports. (Hebrew, Yiddish). Included in the Concordance are entries from “List of Homeowners of Houses Shown on Lanowitz City Sketch,” pp. 436-440.

Stein, Abraham Samuel. (ed.) (1954). Pinkas Kremenitz (Pinkas Krzemieniec: A Memorial, sefer zikharon). Tel Aviv, Israel: Former residents of Kremenets in Israel. One volume, 453 pp., Hebrew & Yiddish. (Kremenets is at 50° 06’/25° 43’.)

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YIVO 1000

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

“People of a Thousand Towns”: The Online Catalog of Photographs of Jewish Life in Prewar Eastern Europe.

This collection includes photographs of pre-World War II Jewish communities in Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia from the late 19th century to the early 1940s. To locate a photograph, register at the site (free) and type Kremenits, Pochayev, Radziwillow, or Vishnevits in the search box.

http://yivo1000towns.cjh.org/

YV

Yad Vashem Shoah Databases

 

YV [item number]

Yad Vashem Record Group O.3 - Survivor Testimonies

Testimonies Department of the Yad Vashem Archives, Record Group O.3. Documents translated to date include the following:

·         Testimony of Pesia (Zlotnik) Bernstein, born in Kozin, Poland, 1913, regarding her experiences in the Kozin Ghetto, Rudniki Forest, and with the partisans, given August 1959, KDRG YVA-132, RG O.3, Testimonies Department of the Yad Vashem Archives, File No. 03/1292, Item 3555783

·         Testimony of Shela Kremenchugskaya, born in Krzemieniec, Poland, 1912, regarding her experiences in Krzemieniec and as a Red Army nurse, given July 25, 1985, in Russian, KDRG YVA-142, RG O.3, Testimonies Department of the Yad Vashem Archives, File No. 4272, Item 3561252.

·         Confirmation by the Local Council That the Luvshis Family from Kozin, Ukraine, Perished in the Ghetto during 1942, KDRG YVA-180, Yad Vashem RG O.41, Collection of Lists and Documentation regarding Those Who Perished and Those Who Were Persecuted during the Holocaust Period File No. 770, Microfilm Code 99.2527, Item 4060422.

·         Testimony of Fania Marbak, Born in Wisniowiec, Poland, 1922, Regarding Her Experiences in the Krzemieniec Ghetto, Using a False Identity, in Lwow and Rozwadow, KDRG YVA-038, RG O.3, Testimonies Department of the Yad Vashem Archives, File No. 5082, Item 3559031. https://documents.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en&search=global&strSearch=3559031

·         Testimony of Bronia (Walberg) Spielvogel, Born in Krzemieniec, Poland, 1917, Regarding Her Experiences in the Krzemieniec Ghetto and in Hiding, KDRG YVA-002, RG O.3, Testimonies Department of the Yad Vashem Archives, File No. 2219, Item 3555887.

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Yad Vashem Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims

·         Confirmation by the Local Council That the Luvshis Family from Kozin, Ukraine, Perished in the Ghetto during 1942. KDRG YVA-180, File No. 770, Microfilm Code 99.2527, Item 4060422. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV RG O.41 4060422. There are 10 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         KDRG YVA-149 Official Documentation Attesting to the Murder of Yoel Shoimer and the Members of His Family in Kremenets, May 1942; Notice of the Death of Red Army Soldier Mikhail Shoimer from His Wounds, 24 February 1945, Yad Vashem RG O.41, Lists and Documentation of Perished and Persecuted Collection File No. 1706, Item 11059254

The following translations are included in the consolidated Yad Vashem documents file: Yad Vashem Documents, Names Associated with Kremenets-District Towns.xlsx. The Location in Source column gives the page and/or line on which the individual is mentioned.

·         Jewish soldiers in the Polish Army taken captive and imprisoned in a camp for Jewish POWs located at Lipowa Street no. 7 in Lublin, 1940-1941. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41, File 1601, Item ID 11175267

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 1601, Item ID 11175267, KDRG YVA-0172. There are 19 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of family members who perished during the Holocaust, prepared by members of Kibbutz Ramat HaKovesh. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 333 5266735

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 333, Item ID 5266735, KDRG YVA-0164. There are 3 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jewish residents in the Radziwillow district, prepared 1941-1942. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV M.52 636 24403503

Record Group M.52 DARO, State Archives of the Rivne Region, File 636, 22 Dec 1941 – 19 Jul 1942, Item No. 24403503, 1 page; Ukrainian. This list of 42 individuals from six families in small towns near Radzivilov includes the town, surname, given name, gender, year of birth, and profession.

·         List of Jewish Red Army soldiers from Yampol who died in battle, 1941-1945. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 959 6438133

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, Item ID 6438133, File, KDRG YVA-0176. There are 32 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jewish refugees from Poland living in the Soviet Union prepared by the World Jewish Congress, August 1943. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 1502 ID 10585223

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 1502, Item ID 10585223, KDRG YVA-0178. There is 1 name pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jewish soldiers in the Polish Army who were killed in battle at the Eastern front, 1943-1945. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 1601 11175414

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 1601, Item ID 11175414 , KDRG YVA-0174. There are 15 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jewish soldiers from the Tarnopol region, who died in battle, 1941-1946. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 937 5223146

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 937, Item ID 5223146, KDRG YVA-0175. There are 40 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jews from Lublin and the Lublin vicinity who were inmates in the Majdan Tatarski Ghetto, 09/1942. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 1106 7518420

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 1106, Item ID 7518420, KDRG YVA-0168. There is 1 name pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jews from various countries who perished, 1941-1945, submitted by Jewish Community Federation, London, Ontario, Canada. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41, File 79, Item ID 5222055

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 79, Item ID 5222055, KDRG YVA-0173. There are 15 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of Jews from various settlements in Ukraine and Moldavia who perished during the Holocaust, from "The Jews as victims of the Nazis and as heroes of the resistance," Boris Gidalevitch, Jerusalem, 1997, pp. 121-153. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 1359 9250501

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 1359, Item ID 9250501, KDRG YVA-177. There are 7 records pertaining to the Kremenets district.

·         List of the perished family members of Fayvil Rayzman, murdered by the Germans in an action in Krzemienic, Summer 1943. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV RG O.41 Rayzman (1943)

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 208, Microfilm Code 99/2501, Item No. 5265493. Translated from Hebrew by Sara Mages. There are 26 entries on the list and 35 name entries in the Concordance.

·         Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Grupinksa, Anka, Odczytanie listy: Opowiesci o powstancach zydowskich [Reading the list: Stories about Jewish insurgents], Literature Publishers, 2003. Abbreviation in Source Column: YV O.41 1742 11696220.

Record Group O.41 - Register of Holocaust Victims, File 1742, Item ID 11696220, KDRG YVA-0166. There are 2 names pertaining to the Kremenets district.

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Other Yad Vashem Documents

·         Personal Documents: Rudman Lea, Yad Vashem Personal Documents Collection, Item 14158245, Originally in Polish. Four names associated with Radzivilov.

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YV Photo

Yad Vashem Photo Collections

https://photos.yadvashem.org/.

This photo archive includes 577 photos for Kremenets-district towns. Enid Cherenson compiled the list in an Excel worksheet linked from the KehilaLinks site: Yad Vashem Photo Collection, Photos Associated with Kremenets-District Towns.xlsx. Most, but not all, text on the reverse of the photos (in Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish) has been translated and indexed. We will post updates as more text is translated.

Location in Source column: Yad Vashem item number. You can also search by name or town. In Advanced Search, you can choose a “fuzzy search”, exact search, or Soundex.

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YV PoT

Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony

https://yvng.yadvashem.org/index.html?language=en

We have identified 8,668 Pages of Testimony submitted to Yad Vashem to commemorate victims of the Holocaust from towns in the Kremenets district. The Concordance includes entries for all names and towns on each Page, including the submitter.

The translations are included in a consolidated Yad Vashem documents file: Yad Vashem Documents, Names Associated with Kremenets-District Towns.xlsx.

Location in Source column: Yad Vashem item ID. An [s] after the item ID indicates a submitter of Pages of Testimony.

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YV RG M.33 [item no.]

Records of the Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German-Fascist Crimes Committed on Soviet Territory, 1944. Record Group M.33 (in Russian).

Documents translated to date include the following:

·         List of deportees from Rybcza, 1941-1942; YV Item ID 5730619, File No. M.33 JM/19986, KDRG YVA-0079 (3 records). Abbreviation in Source column: YV M.33 5730619 JM/1998. The translation is included in the consolidated Yad Vashem file on the KehilaLinks site: Yad Vashem Documents, Names Associated with Kremenets-District Towns.xlsx

·         List of murdered Jews from Krzemieniec, 1941, YV Item 5730993, File No. JM/19986, KDRG YVA-015 (16 names). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 5730993. The translation is in a separate document on the KehilaLinks site.

·         List of murdered Jews from Krzemieniec, 08/1942, YV Item 5731046, File No. JM/19986, KDRG YVA-016 (10 names). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 5731046. The translation is in a separate document on the KehilaLinks site.

·         Witnesses from Shumsk, 12/10/1944; YV Item ID 5731175, File No. JM/19987, KDRG/YV 0113 (18 names of officials and witnesses). Abbreviation in Source column: YV M.33 5731175. The translation is in a separate document on the KehilaLinks site.

Location in Source column: page and/or line number

The following lists, organized by town, include surnames, given names, patronymics, and property damage. The translations are in a consolidate file on the Contributor Site.

·         List of survivors and perished from Belozerka, prepared by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, 30/10/1944, YV Item ID 6634729, File No. JM/23607, KDRG/YV 0004 (107 records). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 6634729.

·         List of Jews from Lanovtsy who perished between 1941-1944, prepared by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, 30/11/1944; YV Item ID 6634889, File No. JM/23607, KDRG/YV 0118 (187 records). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 6634889.

·         List of Jews from Chervonoarmeysk, prepared by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, 1944, YV Item ID 5750192, File No. JM/21839, KDRG/YV 0178 (93 records) [Radzivilov was called Chervonoarmeysk after WWII.]Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 5750192.

·         List of Jews from Wisniowiec Nowy district who perished between 1941-1944, prepared by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, 22/12/1944; YV Item ID 6632332, File No. JM/23607, KDRG/YVA 0054 (records). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 6632332.

·         List of Jews from Vyshgorodok who perished between 1941-1944, prepared by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, 30/11/1944; YV Item ID 6635070, File No. JM/23607, KDRG/YVA 0119 (168 records). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 6635070.

·         List of Jews from Yampol who perished in 27/06/1942, prepared by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, 19/06/1944, YV Item ID 6809394, File No. JM/21205, KDRG YVA-169 (190 records). Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 6809394

·         List of murdered people from Yampol and surrounding villages, 06/1942, YV Item ID 5735508, File No. JM/19711, KDRG YVA-165. Abbreviation in Source column: YV RG M.33 5735508 (840 records).

·         List of Persecuted Jews from Krzemieniec, 1941-1943, KDRG YVA-017, Yad Vashem RG M.33, Records of the Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German-Fascist Crimes Committed on Soviet Territory, File No. JM/19986, Item 5731029

·         Documentation by the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission (ChGK) Regarding the Murder of Jews in the Kremenets Ghetto, 1999, KDRG YVA-029, Yad Vashem RG M.52, Documentation from Regional Archives in Ukraine File No. JM/15073; JM/15090, Item 5377575

Location in Source column: image number and line number

We will post additional lists as they are translated and proofread.

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Transliteration

Names from the vital records have been transliterated from the Hebrew/Yiddish ledger pages for this Concordance. However, some of the unedited entries are from the Russian side of the ledger. Names in the Hebrew/Yiddish column that are from the Russian side of the ledger are in italics. In addition, in some vital records the surname of women is the surname of her father, but in others no surname is given. For those married female records lacking a surname, we have input her married surname. This is indicated by an asterisk following the surname. We will update all records during the editing and proofreading process. In the meantime, when you search, be sure to search for variations in the spelling of your surname.

We have tried to standardize the transliteration of these surnames to English, but be aware that in some cases our translators applied common usage to the spelling of names. With a few exceptions, our Guidelines are based on the ANSI Z39.25-1975 General Purpose Standard for Hebrew, YIVO’s transliteration schema for Yiddish and on e-mail correspondence with Alexander Beider. To resolve any remaining ambiguity in the Hebrew transliteration, we have used the Russian pronunciation as a guide to the English spelling. Please see the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP document “Kremenets Hebrew/Yiddish Transliteration Guidelines.” It describes the techniques we used. The Guidelines document is available on the JewishGen’s Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG) website (https://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine), or on our Kremenets Kehilainks website (https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Kremenets/).

Transliterations often cannot be exact. In particular, commonly interchangeable letters include /h/ & /g/, /p/ & /f/, /o/ & /a/, /o/ & /u/, /y/ & /i/, and /i/, /ay/ & /ey/. The Hebrew letter /chet/ does not appear in Yiddish. We have transliterated it as /ch/ to differentiate it from /khaf/, which we have transliterated as /kh/. The reader should be aware that such differences in spelling might occur for any specific name. Consequently, you should be sure to search for spelling variations of surnames.

One further note is in order. Surnames often are absent in older documents and in most cemetery inscriptions. Instead, we find only given names, sometimes with a patronymic (given name followed by the father’s given name). So, when looking for names, be sure to search the Index for given names as well as surnames. To help you make sense of the entries that contain only given names, we have added the year that appears in the document.