KehilaLinks: LITIN

This site is dedicated to the memory of the Gitner family and all the other Jewish families who considered Litin their home.

Other Spellings: Lityn (there maybe also another town by this spelling)

  • Possible variations in spelling using the soundex of the Ellis Island Database

Where is LITIN ? Latitude 4919 N, Longitude 284 E , Altitude 836 feet (254 meters)
If you draw a line from Medzhibozh, through Letichev to Vinnitsa (Vinnica), the line will go through Litin.
Near-by towns & cities: Vinnista - Vinnitsa Region Jewish Community Chmelnik

"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?" --- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

Background Information


In every generation each person must regard himself as if he himself had come out of Egypt, as it is said: "And thou shalt relate it to thy son on that day, saying, this is done on account of that which the Lord did unto me, when I came forth out of Egypt."(Exodus 13:8, Passover Hagadah)

Memoirs, Family Stories & Pictures
Some of the stories are PDF files, in order to read the stories you will need the Arcobat Reader which you can download free from the following site.

Books & Articles - Bibliography

  • Arad, Yitzhak, Plunder of Jewish Property in the Nazi-Occupied Areas of the Soviet Union. Yad Vashem Studies, vol 29
  • Chapin, David A. & Weinstock, Ben (2000) The Road from Letichev. Lincoln, Universe Com. Inc.
    Does not mention Litin but tells about Podolyia, the area of the Ukraine where Litin is found. Good for getting a feeling of the life style.

  • Heifetz, Elias, J.U.D., (1921) The Slaughter of the Jews in the Ukraine 1919. New York, NY, Thomas Seltzer - contains testimonies of witnesses.

  • Hoffman, David B. & Gircyte, Vitalija, (2001) Collection of Box Taxes in 19th-Century Lithuania. AVOTAYNU XVII No.3
  • Luckin, B., Sokolova, A., & Khaimovich, B., (2000) One Hundred Shtetls of Uraine: Jewish Communities of Podolia (russian) Vol. 2, St. Petersburg
    704 pages, 380 illustrations, 50 maps. The second volume is devoted to the shtetls of Southern Podolia. It contains three large introductory articles, 15 articles of important Jewish center of the area and historical information about 16 smaller places (see table of contents). Contains pictures of furniture and artifacts from Jewish homes.
  • Mandel, Moshe, (1984) Tales of Lytin (Stories are in hebrew, the Table of Contents is listed here in english.)
  • The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust


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Rose Avigael Feldman

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