Alternate names: Gostiņi [Latv], Dankere [Ger, Yid], Glazmanka [Rus], Glazmanke and דאנקערע [Yid], Głazmanka [Pol], Trentelberg [Ger], Guostiniai [Lith], Dankera, Dankere, Dankari, Glasmanka, Glazminka. 56°37' N, 25°47' E , 68 miles ESE of Rīga, 58 miles NNW of Daugavpils (Dvinsk), 10 miles NW of Jēkabpils. Merged into Pļaviņas in 1956. 1900 Jewish population: 1,064.
YIZKOR: Dankere: tipn un epizodn fun a shtetl in Letland mit zekhtsik yor tsurik
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 446-447: "Gostini".
Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 24: "Glazminka".
CEMETERY: Located in a forest about 2 kilometers from Gostini on the Madona road, about 160 tombstones are left. Parts of destroyed tombstones remain. Aleksandrs Feigmanis, Kahovkas 2-12 LV-1021, Riga, Latvia.
UPDATE: I reconstructed the lost Jewish cemetery in the forest near Gostini (Dankere) with an international youth camp in 2005 and 2006. We have taken picture of all stones and now the Steinheim-Institut in Duisburg is trying to translate the names and the dates. We have found about 280 stones (most in very good condition). I will try to make an index of the names (but very much stone have just the first names). That will be possible I hope in winter.We will try to have another cemetery (or two cemeteries) in 2007 and so we are interested in sponsors. Klaus-Peter Rex, Kastanienallee 57, D-42489 Wuelfrath [August 2006] website of restoration [January 2011]
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