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  • Grodno Ghetto

    Grodno Ghetto was created by Nazi Germans in November 1941, in the city of Hrodna (Grodno), which was part of the Second Polish Republic until the Soviet invasion of Poland, and subsequently incorporated by the Soviets into the Belarusian SSR. Hrodna (German: Garten) was annexed by the Nazis to the Bezirk Bialystok district of East Prussia in the aftermath of the German attack on the Soviet Uni...

  • Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

    The Minsk Ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It was one of the largest in Eastern Europe , and the largest in the German-occupied territory of the Soviet Union. It housed close to 100,000 Jews, most of whom perished in The Holocaust. The ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union and capture of the city of Minsk, capital of the Be...

  • Notable Russian Jews

    The Russian Empire at one time hosted the largest population of Jews in the world. Within these territories the Jewish community flourished and developed many of modern Judaism's most distinctive theological and cultural traditions. Jews have been present in contemporary Armenia and Georgia since the Babylonian captivity. Records exist from the 4th century showing that there were Armenian cit...

  • Jewish Families of Turov and Zhitkovichi, Belarus

    The towns of Turov (Turau, Turaw, Тураў) and Zhitkovichi (Zhitkovich, Zhytkavichy, Zytkowicze) are on either side of the Pripyat River, in the southern Polesia region, now in Belarus. The two towns are genealogically connected because some families had members in both, or even moved back and forth between the the two. Turov is one of the oldest cities in the...

  • Jews of Belarus

    This is an umbrella project for all of the projects related to the Jews of Belarus, plus some links to closely related discussions. "Belarus was once a major center of European Jews, with 10% of the population being Jewish. But since the mid-20th century, the number of Jews has been reduced by the Holocaust, deportation, and emigration, so that today it is a very small minority of less than one...

  • Stolin, Belarus

    This project seeks to increase cooperative research concerning past residents of the town of Stolin, Belarus (formerly part of the Russian and Polish Empires). Please join us and feel free to add any relatives who were born in or lived in Stolin to the project. For more information on Stolin, visit ------------------------------------- Karlin-Stolin Chasidim ...

  • Sporovo, Biaroza District, Brest Region, Belarus / Спорово, Березовский район, Брестская область, Беларусь

    This project seeks to increase cooperative research concerning past residents of the village of Sporovo, Biaroza District, Brest Region, Belarus . Please, add any profiles to the project for persons who was born or lived or died or was buried in Sporovo. ______________________________ Этот проект соз...

  • Jewish Families of David-Horodok

    This project seeks to bring together descendants of those who once lived in the town of David-Horodok, located in what is now the Pinsk district of Belarus. Also spelled David-Gorodok and sometimes Davyd-Haradok on current maps. Much information about the town's history and residents can be found on the JewishGen KehilaLink at [ .] Families from David-Horodok live all over the world, with lar...

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  • Granadier Families of Belarus

    This project brings together all families who have ancestors with the Granadier and variant surnames (Grenadier, Grenader, Granadir, Grand), who lived in what is now Belarus. This work will also tie in any families who are connected to the Granadiers by marriage. There are several large, well documented Granadier families from the region of the Pripyat River (southern Polesia ), particularly ...

  • Beshenkovichi, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus

    Documents pertaining to Beshenkovichi, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus which was decimated by the Nazis in 1942. A Jewish community was established in Beshenkovichi at the beginning of the 17th century. In the period between the two world wars local Jews worked in crafts and small trade until the latter was forbiden at the beginning of the 1930s. In the area there were also more than one Jewish kolkh...

  • Mogilev Region (Belarus)

    The Mogilev Region is a province (voblast) of Belarus with its administrative center being Mogilyov (Mahilyow).Important cities within the voblast' include: Mogilyov, Asipovichy, and Babruysk.

  • Dereczyn Ghetto

    This Ghetto contained Jews from Dereczyn, Halinka and Kolonia--Sinaiska. The Ghetto was liquidated by the SS Death Squads - Einsatzgruppen on July 24, 1942 or 10 day of Av 5702. -------------------------- El Moley Rachamim Holocaust Prayer

  • Jewish Communities of the Borisov District, Belarus

    This is an umbrella project, listing all of the sub-projects on Jews from towns in the Borisov uezd (county) of the Minsk District of Belarus. Our goal is to set up a project page for each of the communities, and include links to families from those communities on the particular project page. For a good example of what can be done, see [ TBD ]. Shtetls of Belarus - Borisov JewishGen Bor...

  • Pińsk Ghetto

    The Pińsk Ghetto (Polish: Getto w Pińsku) was a World War II extermination ghetto created by Nazi Germany for the confinement of Polish Jews living in the city of Pińsk (now Pinsk, Belarus) in the eastern territory of occupied Poland. Pińsk was overrun by the Red Army in 1939 during the Soviet invasion of Poland and captured in 1941 by the Wehrmacht in Operation Barb...

  • Stolin Ghetto

    Stolin was occupied by the Germans from July 1941 to 1944. In August 1941, many Jewish refugees – especially women and children - from the nearby town of David-Gorodok came to Stolin. A ghetto was created in May 1942, surrounded by a barbed-wire fence. About 7,000 Jews lived in this small and unhealthy area, along the Bank River. The liquidation of the ghetto was conducted on September 1...