Lyubar KehilaLinks
Last updated on 12/22/2019


Lyubar, Ukraine

4955' N /2745' E
205 km WSW of Kyyiv, 47 miles WSW of Zhytomir,
37 miles W of Berdychiv, 17 miles SE of Polonnoye





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(Rus, Ukr)   Lubar (Polish)   Lieber Tov (Yiddish)  
Liubar   Lubar    Lubartiv   Lubartow

  1. Welcome! Please surf around this website for genealogy resources, historical references, maps, photos, and personal memoirs that provide information about the Jewish community of Lyubar since the late 15th century.

    Jump to a list of records in Russian and other languages available for researching your Lyubar ancestors.

    Notable Jews from Lyubar were writer Ikhil Shmulevich FALIKMAN (1911-1977); Aaron Alterovich VERGELIS (1918-1999), editor-in-chief of Yiddish literary journal Sovietish Haimland; and Yakov KAPER, who survived Babi Yar.

  2. 1) NEW! Updated December 22, 2019 A Head of Household Master Surname Index has been created by Deborah Glassman for all Lyubar Revision Lists 1816, 1834, 1850, and 1858, and including supplements through 1882, found in Novograd-Volynsk Administrative District record books held at the Zhytomir State Archive. Money raised by Lyubar genealogists and friends paid for these records to be acquired and scanned, and all of the digital images in handwritten Russian script can be accessed free on Alex Krakovsky's Ukrainian Wiki page.

  3. *For an overview about the Novograd-Volynsk Administrative District Revision List Project, and links to all material, click here.

  4. 2) NEW! December 22, 2019 - We have acquired a 1759 Lyubar Jewish Tax Collection List from CAHJP in Israel and will post a surname index soon!

  5. 3) NEW! November 25, 2019 Also from the Zhytomir State Archive, view "Registration List of Victims of German Occupation in the Lubarsky District 1944 (534 pages) on Krakovsky website. Document is in Russian. No surname index. Click Here.

  6. 4) On June 20, 2019, I attended Opening Ceremonies for memorials placed on two mass grave sites in Lyubar by the Protecting Memory Project, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Please review Tripcast photos of Lyubar at Academic Ray Brandon wrote a booklet, "The Life and Death of the Jewish Community in Lyubar" to accompany the ceremonies. 

        5) Search additional free Lyubar surname indices at Deborah Glassman's website "Jewish Families of Ostropol":

  1. 6) Yahad-In Unum's In Evidence: Holocaust by Bullets Map includes a town page for Lyubar with archival references and eyewitness testimony videos about Jewish executions in 1941-9142 - some with English subtitles.

  2. 7) Contribute to a list of known rabbis and cantors in Lyubar.

You are invited to add your story, website link, or photos of Lyubar or Lyubar families to this website by contacting Ellen Shindelman Kowitt.

Note that all research found on this Lyubar website has been conducted by and compiled by Ellen Shindelman Kowitt between 1997-2019 including identifying resources in other languages, in archives around the world, online and offline. Ellen has purchased records and arranged for all translations on this site, usually at her own expense or through her relationships with volunteers. Ellen has also served as the sole conduit to Jewish genealogists in order to share their family stories, personal photos and other materials about Lyubar. This website/i.e. url is generously hosted by JewishGen, but the citations were found by Ellen, the material was created entirely by Ellen Kowitt, and it is owned by Ellen Kowitt. Therefore, if you would like to cite any research conducted by Ellen or material, including photos found on this website, please use the following citation:

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This website was created and is maintained by Ellen SHINDELMAN KOWITT (ESK) in memory of her grandfather, Pincus/Pinya/Paul SHINDELMAN (born in Lyubar in 1902 and died in Brooklyn, NY in 1978) and dedicated to her great aunt Bronia SHINDELMAN (born in Lyubar in 1914 and died in Springfield, NJ in 2004). The KARGER/SHINDELMAN families lived in Lyubar for over 200 years.

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