Source Information

JewishGen Belarus SIG, comp. Minsk Yizkor Book Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: David Kohen and Shelomo Even-Shoshan, ed. Minsk, Ir va-'em: Korot, Ma'asim, Ishim, Havai. Jerusalem: 1975-1985. This data is provided in partnership with

About Minsk Yizkor Book Index

This database contains translations of the indexes to both volumes of the yizkor book Minsk, Ir va-'em: Korot, Ma'asim, Ishim, Havai [Minsk; Jewish Mother City: A Memorial Anthology], edited by David Kohen and Shelomo Even-Shoshan, (Jerusalem, 1975-1985).

The first volume (693 pages) was published in Jerusalem in 1975 by the Irgun yotse Minsk u-venoteha be-Yisrael [Association of Olim from Minsk and its Surroundings in Israel]. It covers the history of Minsk through 1917. The second volume (504 pages) covers the period after 1917 and was published in 1985, also in Jerusalem. Both volumes are in Hebrew and each has a separate table of contents and separate name indices. The name indices are not necrologies, but contain the names of people mentioned in the volumes, both Jews and Gentiles.

There are 3,285 names in this database. Each record contains the following fields:

  • Surname - Last name

  • Given Name - First name(s)

  • Other Name(s) - Additional surname(s)

  • Volume - Either volume 1 or volume 2

  • Page Number(s) - Pages on which the name is mentioned