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English Translation of the Photo Captions
in the Memorial Book of Mir

Our thanks to Israel Shifron, chairman of the Mir landsmanschaft, for permission to put this material on the Mir web site.

With great appreciation to Eli Beane, Israel Shifron, Aza Hadas and others who translated these captions to make the story of Mir accessable to many more people. We hope that others will provide translations of photo captions from other pages, additions and corrections. (Please contact me if you can help.)

These translations are from the Mir, Belarus: Sefer Mir (Memorial book of Mir), Editors: N. Blumenthal, Jerusalem, The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, 1962 (H,Y,E, 768 pages)

Digital images of all the pages and photographs referred to can be seen at the web site for Yizkor Books provided by the New York Public Library. http:--yizkor.nypl.org-index.php?id=1284

page or column  Photo Caption (comments)
title page  Books of Memorial of Diaspora Communities, The Mir Book, (by the Organization of Olim (Immigrants) from Mir, Edited by N. Blumenthal, photo-Yeshivat Mir - The Mirer Yeshiva (Yiddish), Published by the "Encyclopedia of the Diasporas", Jerusalem
back of title page

Stamped: New York Public Library, Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations;
Members of Editorial Staff, and Members   of the Book Committee: M. Tikitinsky, S. Reznik, Natan Garzi (Grazi ?), M. Reuvani, Nisan Gardi, S. Margolin, Beruryah Rosenblum, Eliezer Breslin, Dov Reznik (Beretshke), M. Kreinovitz, Moshe Yorshan

29-30 The sight of the town from afar (panoramic)
31-32 The market - Der Mark
33-34 The palace - der schloss
35-36 "The castle and the bridge"- Der Shlaas un dee breack.
37-38 The Cold Synagogue-Children outside Shul
39-40 The scenery of town
   
63 Rabbi Yomtov Lipman haCohen Baslavski ___
67  
78 Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Hersh Kamai ____
89-90 Market in Mir
99-100 Mir Yeshiva
101-102 Yeshiva of Mir - Class of 1932
103-104 Mourning at the funeral of a Yeshiva student
105-106 Funeral of Rabbi Yeruchemi Levovitz ____
108 Gaon Rabbi Avraham Tiktinsky
112 Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel
115 Rabbi Chaim Leib Tiktinsky
127 Rabbi Yeruchom Levovitz
139-140 A group of old men in Mir
145-146 White Yesheva in Sholhoyf (?)
149-150 Vilna Street
151-152 Zokhavitz Street
157-158 Drama class 1908-1910
169-170 Demonstration during the Revolution of 1917
171-172 Union of Hashomer Hatz'eer 1924. Shimshon group - Golda Pasmanik, Tybeh Zukhvithky, Bayla Dobryn, Slata Mirnker, Tzipa Kostravinsky, Tzvia Pecker, Mina Greenburg, Brendl Rattner, Ita Pasmanik, Rivka Charcha.
173-174
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Ha'Shomer Ha'Tzair - 1924 farewell party for A. Kastrovitsky
front (sitting): Chaim Harkavy, Chaim Greenovitz, Avraham Kastrovitsky, Asher Brynovitz
back: Yosha Schwartz, Lipa Dayder, Gittel Zablitsky, Israel Tzvik
173-174
bottom
Steering Committee 1918 : Poaaleyzion (Workers of Zion) with two soldiers from the Russian Army.
in the center - B. Damshek
among the sitting - Libersesky, Yosef Krinovitz, Tzinkin, Moshe Ginsburg
175-176  
177-178  
179-180  
183  
185-186 Renewed school, summer session
187-188  
190 top Schmuel the water carrier
189-190
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Union of Glory of the Religious Young Men
Sending away party for aliyah of Shimon Katz
191-192  
193-194  
195-196  
195-196
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Henya Pecker gotes to Eretz Israel
205-206 This is the market place. (The first building on the left is a pharmacy. It belonged to the Chaimovitz family.)
213-214 A group of teachers and others active in the folk school. 1929. (School founded in 1917.)
Seating from the right, Giliat, Rivka Kremer, Ester Bernak, Zvia Peker, Feigel Kopelevitz, Moshe Kaminar, Elka Ressel, Pikus, Simcha Resnik* & Leiser Grande. (*Resnik was chairman of the Mir Landsmen in Israel for many years.)
215-216
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Renewed school 1936 Teacher - Pincus in center
215-216
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217-218
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Elementary School
in center staff of teachers with Yosef Kaplan
217-218
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The school
Standing in back - educators B. Pincus, Yakov Kaplan, Dr. Skevirsky, Meldel Tabachnik
219-220
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219-220
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221  
223-224
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223-224
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225-226
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225-226
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  Note: Some information in parentheses has been added by the translator and is based on personal knowledge.

Updated February 2017

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