Bar - History Through The Prism Of Time

In 2019, Bar resident Mikhail Kupershteyn self published “Bar - History Through The Prism of Time”, a Yizkor book or history of the town of Bar. 

The book is a magnum opus spanning from early 1600s up through modern day. It covers such topics as:

  • historical chronology of the city
  • the shtetl, synagogue, cemetery and market
  • what community life was like, a Jewish home and Jewish traditions
  • pograms, occupations and memories of witnesses
  • Jews on the frontlines of WWII
  • development of the Jewish society from the end of the 19th century up to the 1940s
  • society in the post war period including later history of the community, prominent Jews from Bar and the Yiddish community
Many many names appear in stories, lists of pogrom and war victims, famous citizens from Bar and other ancedotes. There is also a name index at the end of the book so that you can easily locate any mention of your family name in the book. The book is a fascinating glimpse into the life of our ancestors and includes numerous photographs and maps. 

You can download a PDF of the book here.
The PDF is also available on JewishGen’s website in their Yizkor Book section.

The book is also available as a hard-bound copy from JewishGen’s Yizkor Books in Print for $28. For more details on the hard-bound or to purchase, visit JewishGen’s page.




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