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Mikhail Rivkin, Arkady Shulman
RELATED BY WAR

Memories of Larisa Kaim

Memories of Yelena Zibert

Memories of Inessa Ivanova

Memories of Igor Baranov

Arkady Shulman
I HAVE GONE THROUGH HELL…

Ludmila Khmelnitskaya
FROM THE HISTORY OF VITEBSK SYNAGOGUES

Vera Shufel
ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED…

Irina Levikova
IT SEEMED THAT THIS KIND OF LIFE IS FOREVER

Eduard Menakhin
THE MENAKHINS

Pavel Mogilevsky
MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER

Arkady Shulman
THE KEEPER OF FAMILY MEMORIES

Arkady Shulman
THE LIOZNIANSKYS

Mikhail Matlin
THE MATLINS

Lev Polykovsky
STORY OF A FAMILY FROM VITEBSK

Vladimir Kostukevich
GIRL FROM GHETTO

Polina Falikova
STORY OF A FAMILY

Memories of Raisa Yalova

Vera Knorring
FOLKLORE RESEARCHER FROM VITEBSK

Arkady Shulman
UNUSUAL BIOGRAPHY

Arkady Shulman
MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD IN THE WAR

FOLKLORE RESEARCHER FROM VITEBSK

Zalmen-Vigder Khrapkovsky was born in 1883 in Kopyl. He studied there in a cheder and then graduated from a secondary school in Gorodok. Later he taught at Jewish schools in Liozno and Orsha and moved to Vitebsk. Here he continued participating actively in the Jewish life of the city. He died while still rather young – in 1924.

Khrapkovsky was a researcher of Jewish folklore, which infatuated him. The results of his research were published in a St. Petersburg newspaper “Friend” at the beginning of the 20th century. Later other materials from his research were published in a scientific journal “Zeitschrift”, which was edited by the Belarusian Science Academy. Then in 1922 Khrapkovsky published a small book titled “Military joke”, which was a combination of legends, anecdotes, proverbs and sayings connected with wars, especially with the war of 1914-1917.

With all respect to the work done by Khrapkovsky, his work can be described as slightly unprofessional. This can be revealed in ways of systematizing, expression and graphic print. The book is not easy to read because of random printing and different size fonts. There are a lot of Russian words written in Hebrew letters, as well as inserted texts in Russian.

Despite that, the book is of immense value for any serious scientists. The language of the book is extremely colorful containing unique dialect phrases virtually on every page…

Vera Knorring,
Keeper of Yiddish fund
Russian national library
(St. Petersburg),
candidate of historical science

Еврейское местечко под Минском


Jewish settlements in Vitebsk region

Vitebsk Albrehtovo Babinovichi Baran Bayevo Begoml Beshenkovichi Bocheikovo Bogushevsk Borkovichi Braslav Bychiha Chashniki Disna Dobromysli Dokshitsy Druya Dubrovno Glubokoye Gorodok Kamen Kohanovo Kolyshki Kopys Krasnopolie Kublichi Lepel Liady Liozno Lukoml Luzhki Lyntupy Miory Obol Oboltsy Orsha Osintorf Ostrovno Parafianovo Plissa Polotsk Prozorki Senno Sharkovshina Shumilino Sirotino Slaveni Smolyany Surazh Tolochin Ulla Verhnedvinsk Vidzy Volyntsy Yanovichi Yezerishe Zhary Ziabki

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