|BARYSAW: (Borisov) Minsk|
Alternate names: Barysaw [Bel], Borisov [Rus, Yid], Borysów [Pol], Baryssau [Ger], Borisovas [Lith], Borissow, Barysaŭ. Located at 5415 2830, 44 miles ENE of Minsk. in Borisov uezd, Minsk guberniya/Oblast, 44.9 miles ENE of Minsk. ShtetLink: JOWBR: Yizkor. Belarus SIG newsletter article.1900 Jewish population: 7,722. [March 2009]
"Unidentified assailants have smashed dozens of Jewish tombstones in Belarus, prompting Jewish activists to accuse Belarusian authorities Friday of inaction amid a string of anti-Semitic incidents. ... 19 tombstones destroyed at one cemetery in ... Minsk. ... Last week, more than 70 tombstones were desecrated in the city of Borisov east of Minsk, and police arrested some teenagers suspected of committing the attack... " Source: Ha'aretz English Edition: July 22, 2002-Av 13, 5762. [July 2002]
2007 vandalism: "16 Jewish memorials were broken on the cemetery. /In Barysau the criminal case was brought in May - soon after the act of vandalism. Then 16 monuments were broken on Jewish cemeteries.But, according to the head of local Jewish organization Mikhal Perats, the militia hasn't found the evil-doers:"The official answer - the identity of the criminals has not been established. And nothing more. The similar affair was in 1998. It repeated this year, but the result is the same. The governmental structures don't help us", - said Perats.Babruisk: "Stars of David on gallows are drawn. "People in Babruisk speak not only about impunity of the vandals. They say Aliaksandr Lukashenka's statements about Jews, he said 12 October, are provoking the unpredictable behavior of anti-Semites."It the town, where anti-Semitism is flourishing. The walls are drawn with the RNU (Russian National Unity) symbols. Stars of David on gallows are drawn. The inscriptions such as "Jews get away!" appear. And the authorities turn a blind eye to these facts", - Babruisk dweller Ales Chyhir said.
Burial list [October 2010]
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