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Located at 5302 2616, 80.2 miles SW of Minsk in Slutzk uezd, Minsk guberniya, now Minsk Oblast. Alternate names: Lyakhavichy [Bel], Lyakhovichi [Rus], Lachowicze [Pol], Lechovitz [Yid], Lechowitz, Lechovich, Lachovitch, Liachovitch, Lakhovits, Lyakhoviche, Lachavičy, Ljachovicy, Lachovic, Russian: Ляховичи. Belarusian: Ляхавічы. לאחוביץ: Yiddish. Yizkor: Lachowicze; sefer zikaron (Tel Aviv, 1948-49).Belarus SIG Newsletter article. 53°02' N, 26°16' E, 12 miles SE of Baranavichy, 42 miles SSE of Navahrudak (Nowogródek), 54 miles W of Slutsk. 1900 Jewish population: 3,846. Shtetlink [October 2000]

The Jewish cemetery in Lackovichi was converted by the government into an off-road area for driving instruction during the Communist regime, ended in 1991. Such desecration could not happen now under the present government. Source: Swartz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A farmer's field now occupies the land that formerly was the cemetery. Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery holds the 1991 graves of Maier Maierovich and his wife, Maria Vinograd. They have a joint headstone with pictures in beautiful condition. I have pictures of their gravesite. Theirs is the only one without a cross that I could find there. There are memorials at the sites of two mass graves in the town also. He visited May 5-9, 1977. Source for Lyakhovicki: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [1999]

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