LIUBAR – Connecting Memory

At the time of the 1939 census there were more than 1,800 Jews living in the small town of Liubar (around 70 per cent of the residents). In August 1941, around 500 Jewish men from Liubar were shot outside the town on the edge of a grove near Yurivka.

This publication presents the life and death story of the Jewish community in the Ukrainian town of Liubar during the Holocaust. The town, located in Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, is one of the sites of the international project «Protecting Memory». In 2019 within the frames of the project two information stelae were erected on the killing sites of Liubar Jews.

The research is based on sources from Ukrainian and foreign archives, academic literature and private collections.

Both the project and the historical research, which resulted in this publication, have been funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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