Lyubar KehilaLinks



Lyubar, Ukraine

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





Personal Memoirs

Historical References

Genealogy Resources

Encyclopedia, Gazetteer, Newspaper, and Book References

  • Jewish Encyclopedia "Cossacks Uprising" by Herman ROSENTHAL lists the 1648-1658 attack on Lyubar.
  • Volynskie Gubernskie Vedomosti (Volynian Provincial Records) "The Borough of Liubar" by Priest V. KOMASHKO. Issues #40-42; published October 1861. Translated from Russian by Elena TSVETKOVA of BLITZ Russian-Baltic Information Center. Provides detailed information about life and landmarks in Liubar.
  • Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajow Slowian'skich (Geographic Dictionary of the Former Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic Lands) "Lubar" published 1884; page 375 translated from Polish by Lawrence KRUPNAK, East Europe Connection.
  • Bolshaya Sovetskaya Entsiklopedia, Lyubar listing, vol. 25, page 526. Translated from Russian by Boris FELDBLUM of FAST Genealogy. Published after 1953.


  • "Leaving Lyubar and Other RACHLIS Family Stories" is a self-published book compiled and written by Lorne Michael RACHLIS in Canada. Introduction is dated March 31, 2017. Poorly sourced, but provides personal family anecdotes about ancestors living in Lyubar. Majority of book is about family after they settle in Canada. Lyubar surnames include CANTOR, KRASNIGOR, LERMAN, LERNER, RABINOVITCH, RACHLIS, and SHULMAN.
  • Yakov KAPER's "Thorny Road" from Nothing is Forgotten, Jewish Fates in Kiev 1941-1943. Pages 252-305. Published in  three languages 1993, Germany. Yakov KAPER was born in Lyubar and was one of 18 survivors (only 5 were Jewish) at   "Babi Yar" in Kiev. He testified at Nuremberg.
  • Ikhil Shmulevitch FALIKMAN's "Stariy (Old) Lyubar" from Semia Chelovecheskaia: Povesti i Rasskazy (Family of Man) pgs. 262-267. Originally published 1975, Kiev, in Yiddish. Translated from Russian by Evgeny Jake BERZON. Ikhil FALIKMAN was born in Lyubar. This is a fictional account of war events there.
  • Volodymyr Matviiovych KHYZHNIAK's book Liubar written in Ukrainian, published in Kyiv, 1972 . US copies held at Columbia University, Harvard University, and University of Chicago. Appears to be non-fiction about a man called "Liubar" who is a fisherman and explores nature circa mid-twentieth century after WWII. The origin of his name and whether he is ever in the shtetl of Lyubar is unclear from a cursory review of the book. Not a Jewish story.

    Other Historical Links

  • Russian Military History by Micha JELISAVCIC and John SLOAN. 1660 description of Polish-Russian war account in Liubar.
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