Resources On-Line Resources Print Resources (In English unless otherwise noted) Text and Pictures that Reference Anykščiai  A Century of Ambivalence:The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present, by Zvi Gitelman, Yivo Institute, pub. by Schocken Books, New York, 1988. (See p. 59.) (2nd expanded edition published by Indiana University Press, Indiana, 2001.) Article on the town, spelled Onikszty, in Slownik Geograficny, v. 7, pp. 534-535, Warszawa, 1892. In Polish. Nenusigręžk nuo savęs - Gyvieji tiltai (Don't Turn Away From Yourself - Living Bridges), by Rimantas Vanagas, Vyturys (Lark), Vilnius, 1995, 141 pp. (About the Jewish residents of Anykščiai before and after the Holocaust, and Christian attitudes toward them.) In Lithuanian. Lithuania [Lietuva], by Vytautas Augustinas, Ateitis (Future), Brooklyn, 1955, 119 pp. (chiefly illus.), (1st edition published in 1951 under title, Our Country Lithuania.) In English and Lithuanian. (See page 62.) Lithuanian Jewish Communities, by Nancy Schoenburg and Stuart Schoenburg, Garland Publishing, New York, 1991; reprinted by Jason Aronson, 1996. (A translation of Volume III of Yahadut Lita, 1967, with some additional material. Short sketches of 381 towns.) Lithuanian Jewish Communities: Records 1844-1940, mostly 1919-1926. Records of communities outside Vilna, YIVO Archives RG 2. Miscellaneous communal records, including pinkasim (registers) of the communities, societies, and burial societies (mainly Kovno). Inventory in English and Yiddish. Map of the town and picture of railroad station from a tourist guidebook (?), 1928, University of Pennsylvania Library. Photo postcard of the town from the Sventoji River taken before WWI, Boris Feldblyum collection. Caption: in Lithuanian. Small pamphlets and fact sheets, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Chicago, IL. The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry, by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry, The Judaica Press, Brooklyn, New York, 1995, 312 pp. (See pages 181-184.)  (An English translation of Rabbi Oshry's 1951 yiskor book, Churban Lita [in Yiddish].)  [Editor's note: I interviewed Rabbi Oshry by telephone in 1987. He visited Aniksht in the 1930s, was a survivor of the Kovno Ghetto and is prominently mentioned in Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto (see below). He passed away in New York in 2003. ZT''L] Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Health Communication, Florida, 2001, 357pp. (See section 6, The Holocaust: “Owing a Debt of Gratitude,” by Erica S. Goldman-Brodie, pp. 262-267.) How Dark the Heavens: 1400 Days in the Grip of Nazi Terror, by Sidney Iwens, Shengold Publishers, New York, 1990. (The author mentions fellow Holocaust survivor Max Kuritzky (Curtis) from Aniksht. Recommended by Dr. Michael Libenson.) The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, editors Shmuel Spector, Geoffrey Wigodur (with a forward by Elie Wiesel), New York University Press, New York, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 2001, 1824 pp. in 3 volumes. (See pages 50, 51.) The Jews in South Africa - a History, edited by Gustav Saron and Louis Hotz; Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1955, ~415 pp. (Chapter 4: From Lithuania to South Africa, by C. Gershater,  see p. 63.) The Litvaks: A Short History of the Jews in Lithuania, by Dov Levin, Yad Vashem, Jerulsalem, 2000. (Includes an appendix of Jewish communities and localities in inter-war Lithuania, listing the Lithuanian and Yiddish town names - language not indicated.) The Shtetl Book - an Introduction to Jewish Life and Lore, by Diane K. Roskies and David G. Roskies, KTAV Publishing House, 1979, pp. 327 pp. (See pages 46-47.) Yahadut Lita, Tel Aviv, 1967, pictures in v. 1 opp. p. 176; v. 3 opp. (reference missing); text, v. 3, p. 289. In Hebrew. Yidishe Shtete Shtetlech un Dorfishe Yishvim in Lite (Jewish Cities, Towns and Villages in Lithuania up to 1918), by Berl Kagan, New York, 1991. (A survey of 221 Lithuanian localities.) In Yiddish. Yivo Institute, 1959, Catalogue of the Exhibition, "The Shtetl, 1900-1939": Item 407: A census of 9,168 destroyed homes in 108 Jewish communities in Lithuania, April 1923; Item 445: Report of the Bathhouse Committee in Anykš?iai, Lithuania, July 31, 1923. Further Reading - General Echoes, by Isidor Fisch, privately published by Isidor Fisch, 1946, 126 pp. (One hundred poems written by a Jewish-American immigrant.) From Plotzk (Polotzk) to Boston, by Mary Antin, edited by Jonathan D. Sarna, Markus Weiner Publishing, New York, 1986, 80 pp. Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, by Walter Reich, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1997, 255 pp. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland - From the Earliest Times to the Present Day, by Simon M. Dubnow, Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1916-1920, in 3 volumes. (Reprinted by Avotaynu, Inc., Bergenfield, New Jersey, in one volume, 618 pp.) Life is With People - the Culture of the Shtetl, by Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog (with a forward by Margaret Mead), Schocken Books, New York, 1972, 452 pp. The Golden Tradition: Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe, ed. by Lucy S. Dawidowicz, Schocken Books, New York, 1984, 502 pp. The Jewish Community in Russia, 1772-1844, by Isaac Levitats, Columbia University Press, New York, 1943. The Jewish Community in Russia, 1844-1917, by Isaac Levitats (no further information). The Jews of Lithuania: A History of a Remarkable Community 1316-1945, by Masha Greenbaum, Geffen Books, New York, Jerusalem, 1995, 416 pp. The Massacre of the Jews of Lithuania, by Karen Sutton, Geffen Books, New York, Jerusalem, 2008, 239 pp. The Promised Land, by Mary Antin, Houghton Mifflin, Boston (2nd edition), 1969, 373 pp. (An autobiography.) The Russian Jew Under Tsars and Soviets, by Salo W. Baron, Schocken Books, New York, 1987, 468 pp. Yivo Annual of Jewish Social Science, II-III, "Rural Jewish Occupations in Lithuania," by Hirsch Abramovitch, Yiddish Scientific Institute-Yivo, New York, 1947-1948, pp. 205-221. Resources