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Alternate names: Derechin [Rus], Dereczyn [Pol], Deretchin [Yid], Dziarechyn [Bel], Derhichin, Dretchin, Dzjarecyn, Dziarečyn, Belarusian: Дзярэчын. Russian: Деречин. Yiddish: דערעטשין. Located at 53°15' N, 24°55' E, 54 miles ESE of Grodno, 20 miles WNW of Slonim, 19 miles ENE of Vawkavysk, 8 miles NNE of Zelva in former Slonim Uyezd, Grodno Gubernia. Yizkor: Sefer Dereczyn, Tel Aviv, 1966. Town images and links. 1900 Jewish population: 1,887. Partisans and Holocaust.[March 2009]

Cemetery: Apparently the gravestones are intact although worn. The cemetery is overgrown. Source: Everett Leiter [date?]town and cemetery photos [March 2009]

Photos. [February 2010]

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