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The Shtetl of Zheludok in Contemporary Cultural Memory / Editor-in-chief Irina Kopchenova. Moscow, 2013. 328 p.


The books contains archival, memoir, ethnographic and epigraphic materials on the Jewish life in the shtetl of Zheludok. The materials for the volume were collected during the field school expedition devoted to Jewish ethnography and epigraphy 22–29 July 2012. It was organized by Sefer Center in cooperation with the Center for Judeo-Slavic Research, Institute of Slavic Studies, RAS, and Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno. The historical description of the Jewish community of Zheludok is supplemented by the oral information received from the local residents of Zheludok and memoirs of Zheludok-born Miron Mordukhovich. The illustrated catalogue covering about 300 tombstone inscriptions from the local Jewish cemetery constitutes a special part of the book. The book also publishes archival documents related to the Jewish history and architecture of Zheludok.


Editorial Board:

Olga Belova (Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Mikhail Vasilyev (Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization)

Motl Gordon  (independent researcher)

Irina Kopchenova (Ed.-in-chief, Sefer Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization, Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)

Sergey Pivovarchik  (Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno)

Tamara Solomatina (independent researcher)

 Peer reviewed by Galina Zelenina  (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow), Vladimir Petrukhin (Institute of Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)


 ISBN 978-5-98604-375-3





History of Zheludok in Written and Oral Sources

Sergey Pivovarchik, Inna Sorkina Historical Survey of the Zheludok Jewish Community

Maria Sidorova-Shpilker Jews of Zheludok

Olga Shatalova Neither «Ours» nor «Strangers»: Jews in the Social Space of Belarusian Peasants in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Olga Belova Portrait of an Ethnic Neighbor: Jews through the Eyes of Slavs according to Folklore and Ethnographic Materials of the Grodno Region)

Olga Schuka Perception of Jews by the Residents of the Village of Farniy Konets


Catalogue of the Zheludok Jewish Cemetery (Northern side)




Index of Dates

Index of First and Last Names and Geographic Locations

Types and Forms of Tombstones

Scheme of Measurements



Miron Mordukhovich The Shtetl of Zheludok


List of Jewish Residents of Zheludok Executed by the Nazis on May 9, 1942

List of Jewish Residents of Orlya Executed by the Nazis on May 9, 1942

Plan of the Bathhouse

Book of Birth Records of Jews for 1914

Book of Jewish Marriage Records for 1914. Zheludok