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Located at 5327 2644 in Minsk Oblast, formerly Minsk uezd, Minsk guberniya, 46.1 miles SW of Minsk.

Alternate names: Novyy Sverzhen' [Rus], Świerżeń Nowy [Pol], Śvieržań Novy [Bel], Sverzhna [Yid], Svierzen-Novy, Novy S'verzhen', Russian: Свержень Новый. Belarusian: Сьвержань Новы. סוורז׳נא-Hebrew. 53°27' N, 26°44' E 46 miles SW of Minsk, 2 miles S of Stowbtsy (Stolbtsy). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), XI, pp. 677-678: "Świerżeń" #2.


In 1976, I found an old Jewish cemetery near the village of Novy Sverzhen near Stolbtsy, Minsk Oblast, Belarus. It was completely covered by woods with just few graves visible under moss and grass. I cannot read Hebrew/Yiddish but I am 100% sure it was a Jewish cemetery. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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