Litvak geography

Started by Hatte Blejer on Friday, May 27, 2011


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5/27/2011 at 5:55 AM

One thing we have found useful in Colonial America is starting geographically based projects to collect, correct, and extend profiles. Along with that, we create little histories of the place and era, and highlight families.

I have an excellent book on LIthuanian Jewish Communities and would be happy to contribute to such projects. I also know a lot of the recent websites related to some of these communities. And we could link to Shtetllinks of course.

5/27/2011 at 6:25 AM

Please tell us a little more about your book.
I wonder if it's the English translation of the four books named
יהדות ליטא

5/27/2011 at 6:30 AM

Nancy Schoenburg and Stuart Schoenburg authors. Jason Aronson Inc. 1996. Available in paperback. Yes, portions of this book are a translation of יהדות ליטא

5/27/2011 at 7:30 AM

Thanks, My mother has the 4 books of
יהדות ליטא
It's a good source for Shtetl info

5/27/2011 at 10:31 AM

They apparently did translations of Vol 3. I'll dig into their introduction a bit more and get back to you. I have used it a lot in grounding myself as to the geography and history of the shtetls my ancestors lived in. I used it and some other sources in the Margolis and Frankel family project.

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