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Alternate names: Craisk, Kraysk [Rus], Krajsk [Pol, Bel], Kraisk, Russian/Belarusian: Крайск. 54°31' N, 27°30' E, 43 miles N of Minsk, 23 miles E of Vilyeyka, 9 miles S of Dolginovo, 42.7 miles N of Minsk. 1900 Jewish population: 549. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, p. 586: "Krajsk".

Cemetery: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , former BELARUS SIG Coordinator, forwarded the following: "One of our researchers reports what he believes to be an undiscovered Jewish cemetery in Craisk, 60 miles NNW of Minsk. None of the stones is standing; and many are partially buried. This was formerly a very prosperous town with a large Jewish population. Today, there are only a few hundred inhabitants. All the stones are supposedly in Hebrew except one; it is in Russian and marks the grave of a Jewish partisan commander. Many graves were dug up after the war in a search of gold. Many stones used for foundations and pathways are supposedly still visible." [2000]

photos. [February 2010

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