Kopcheve (Yiddish) Kopciowo (Polish) Koptsiovo (Russian)
The Sky of Dzukija
During their trip to Kapciamiestis, Carol Hoffman and Connie Buchanan learned of a local history project the school had undertaken. Sigmund Sablius (b.1928) was a chemistry teacher prior to becoming mayor of Kapciamiestis (1990-1995). His wife, Valerie, had conducted the oral history project at the school. It was Sigmund who read a chapter from Po Dz ukijos dangumi to them having first recounted his personal experiences of the German invasion. He read slowly, allowing time for their guide Regina to translate into English. The book has been out of print for some years. A translator we have recently found was able to find a copy of the book in the library and translated this section about Kapciamiestis for us.
The Jewish Community
The following links are to articles/translations about Jewish Kopcheve.
Kapciamiestis Jewish Youth Association, publication for this website, 2012.
JewishGen Kehilalinks Jewish Community of Kopcheve see Litvak
The Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego ( Georgraphical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other slavonic countries) was written between 1880 and 1902 and consists of 17 volumes. It includes some details of the history of the area. A digital edition is available from The Polish Genealogical Society of America. For translations of entries relating to
In the spring of 2016 the Emilija Pliater Museum under the direction of archivist Odeta Barkauskiene uncovered the exhibition of the History of the Jews in Kapciamiestis. That exhibition is also an interactive computer exhibition in English, Lithuanian and Russian in the museum. You can preview parts of it here
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