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Lyady, Alternate names: Lyady Ляды [Rus], Liady [Yid], Lady [Bel, Pol], Lyadi, Ljady, Liadi. Ляды [Bel]. 54°36' N, 31°10' E, 36 miles WSW of Smolensk, 56 miles SE of Vitsyebsk, 58 miles NE of Mahilyow (Mogilev), on the modern Belarus-Russia border. 1900 Jewish population: 3,763. BRIOVKA  RAYON 
  • JewishGen Belarus SIG
  • Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), V, p. 63: "Lady".
  • Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 47: "Liady".
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 775: "Lyady".
  • Wikipedia [Apr 2014]: It was the center of Chabad chasidism for over a decade, when the first rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi settled there in at the invitation of Prince Stanisław Lubomirski, voivode of the town, after his second imprisonment in 1800. He left the town in 1812, fleeing the French Invasion under NapoleonAfter the German occupation of Belarus in the Second World War, the town's Jews were gather in a ghetto. On April 2,1942, over 2,000 Jews in the ghetto were killed

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