Alternate names: Vawkavysk [Bel], Volkovysk [Rus], Wołkowysk [Pol], Volkavisk [Yid], Volkovyskas [Lith], Waukawysk [Ger], Vilkovisk, Vaŭkavysk, Belarusian: Ваўкавыск. Russian: Волковыск. וואלקאוויסק - Yiddish (Vasilishok). 53°09' N, 24°27' E, 5 miles E of Isabelin, 55 miles E of Białystok, 45 miles SE of Hrodna (Grodno). Jewish population: 5,528 (in 1897), 7,347 (in 1931). Yizkors: Volkovisker yisker-bukh (New York, 1949); Hurban Wolkowysk be-milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya 1939-1945 (Tel Aviv, 1946); and Wolkowysk: sipurah shel kehilah yehudit-tsiyonit, hushmedah ba-shoad 1941-1943 (Tel Aviv, 1988).
REFERENCE: Wolkowisker Relief Society (New York, N.Y.) Title: Records, 1920-1980 (bulk 1920-1922) Description: .1 linear ft. Notes: Landsmanshaft founded in 1917 by Jewish immigrants from Volkovysk (formerly Wolkówysk, Poland), Belorussia, to aid Jews in Volkovysk. It was dissolved in 1923. … YIVO collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Location: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY. Control No.: NXYH90-A11 [December 2000]
"Here are some pictures I took of the Volkovisk Jewish Cemetery in July of 2011. The only stone we were able to read was the single headstone that was standing upright. It belonged to a Hebrew teacher.
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