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Historical Texts & Sources

  • Narewka entry in Slownik Geograficzny, the Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic Countries, (Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich, 1880-1902); (Links to articles on localities in Prużany District translated into English on website of CPSA - Children Of Prużany and the Surrounding Area.) Polish text from Narewka in Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i Innych Krajów Słowiańskich, Tom VI, p. 911.
 Slownik Narewka, a small town on the river of the same name,  in the prużanski district, Polish precinct no. 5, about 60km from Prużany, and about 140 from Grodno,  863 inhabitants (448 males and 418 females), including 778 Jews (?); an Orthodox church, a synagogue, post office, and a boat landing. It is governed under a Polish precinct, overseeing three townships: Zastawa, Masiewska, and Suchopolska. The town has a Russian Orthodox parish, with deanery in Szereszow,  2,344 parishioners (1,115 men and 1,229 women). In addition to the parish church, there is also an affiliate church and a chapel on the cemetery grounds. At one time there was also an affiliate of the Catholic parish of Jalowka. 

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  • Dobra i miasteczko Narewka na tle dziejow regionu (do konica XIX wieku), by Dorota Michaluk, Bialystok-Narewka, 1997.
  • The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust, Shmuel Spector, editor in chief; Geoffrey Wigoder, consulting editor; New York: New York University Press, 2001; Vol. 2, pp. 874-875.
  • Jewish Bialystok and Surroundings In Eastern Poland; a Guide for Yesterday and Today, by Tomasz Wisniewski, Ipswich, Mass.: Ipswich Press, 1998. 
  • "Leon Leyson," in Schindler's Legacy, True Stories of the List Survivors," by Elinor J. Brecher and Thomas Keneally, New York: Dutton, 1994.
  • Mémoire Descriptif sur la Forêt Impériale de Bialowieza, en Lithuanie, by Julian Brinken, Varsovie: 1828.
  • "Narewka Mala," in Pinkas Hakehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Poland, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem: 2005; Vol. 8, pp. 459-460.
  • Synagogues and Jewish Communities in the Bialystok Region; Jewish Life in Eastern Europe before 1939, by Tomasz Wisniewski, Bialystok, 1992.