Dieveniskes, Lithuania

Divenishok, Jevenishok (Yiddish)

Devenishki [Russian] , Dziewieniszki [Polish] , Dzievianiski [Belarusian]

Lat: 54° 12' N, Long: 25° 37' E

36 Miles SSE of Vilnius





Town Life

Social and Political Life


The Holocaust

Family Surnames in Divenishok

Neighboring Shtetls: Benakani, Eshishok, Gavya,

Heranion, Ivya, Kalelishok, Lipnishok, Olshan,

Radin, Soletchnik, Stasylos, Subotnik, Traby,

Vishneva (P), Volozhin (P), Voronova, Yashuni, Yuratishki

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Updated: 04 Nov 2020

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Maps and General Information

Dieveniskes Today


Google Maps



Dieveniskes circa 1920

Regional Map
Town Map


Photo Projects

Member images presented for enjoyment and identification

(password required)


Image Database

200 captioned photographs of Divenishok people and places, many taken by the town’s photographer Tsvi Krizovski


Family Surnames in Divenishok (open)

Divenishok Ancestral Tree (password required)

Surname Discussion Groups (members only)

Researcher Index (password required)

In Search Of… (password required)

Ancient Haplogroups Atlas (open)

Research Volunteers Needed

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Memoirs, Family Stories, Testimony

Solitary in the Overwhelming Turbulence by Naphtali Karchmer

A unique auto-biographical account describing the author’s five years as a prisoner-of-war in East Prussia during the Shoah, a member of the Karchmer family of Divenishok, Lipnishok, and other Neighboring Shtetls (PDF format; may be read online or on an e-reader)


Many Divenishok Family Memoirs

The Divenishok Yizkor Book is special in its numerous mini-biogrphies of local residents


Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims

Help gather and submit names of Divenishokers murdered in the Shoah

Searchable Databases

Divenishok Burial Society Virtual Cemetery A collection of grave markers from the Devenishker Verein burial grounds at the Mount Zion (Maspeth, Queens) and Beth David (Elmont, Nassau) Cemeteries (currently 149 markers in the collection)


JewishGen Lithuania Database (for Divenishok and Nearby Towns)

More than 1.9 million records from a variety of sources, including: vital records, Revision Lists, business directories, voter lists, cemetery records, Holocaust sources, and more. This database includes the LitvakSIG “All Lithuania” Database.


JewishGen Belarus Database (for Nearby Towns)

More than 800,000 records from many different sources: vital records, voter lists, business directories, ghetto records.


JewishGen Family Finder

Surnames and ancestral towns being researched by 100,000 Jewish genealogists worldwide.  More than 500,000 entries. This link takes you to a site in which you can see who else is researching your shtetl and/or your surname(s).  You can also register yourself so that others can find you (FREE).


Family Tree of the Jewish People

Data on more than six million people, from family trees submitted by 6,000 Jewish genealogists worldwide.


JewishGen SIG List Archives

Search messages posted to the JewishGen SIG mailing lists, 1998-date.


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