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Kiselev’s List (Russian Documentary) When the Jews of Dolginovo (Dalhinev) were under attack by the Nazis in 1942, some people managed to escape to the surrounding forests. Nikolai Kiselev, a Russian partisan, led them to safety 1500 kilometers to the … Continue reading

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Belarus, It’s Complicated [part III]

Dalhinev, continued There are two memorials to the Jews who perished here during the Holocaust. A matching memorial is placed outside the cemetery, with a plaque from the Belarus Ministry of Education. Some of Dalhinev’s original shtetl neighborhood is intact, … Continue reading

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Belarus, It’s Complicated [part II]

Typical of the many Jewish shtetl towns throughout the region, Jewish homes were located right along the market square, and the non-Jewish peasant homes were located further back, to accommodate their livestock. Jewish families typically owned small shops and their … Continue reading

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Belarus, It’s Complicated [part I]

With all of the choices around the world for a vacation (magnificent beaches, World Heritage sites, Italy, India, Australia, etc.) why would I choose to visit an isolated mostly unknown country ruled by a communist dictator who is currently grooming … Continue reading

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Dalhinev (Dolginovo), Belarus Photos

Dalhinev photos Dalhinev Synagogue Dalhinev Cemetery There are two memorials to the Jews who perished here during the Holocaust. A matching memorial is placed outside the cemetery, with a plaque from the Belarus Ministry of Education. Dalhinev’s shtetl neighborhood

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Volozhin, Belarus Photos

Volozhin, Belarus Volozhin Yeshiva   Volozhin

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Dokshitsy, Belarus Photos

                     

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