Alternate names: Orsha [Rus, Yid], Vorša [Bel], Orsza [Pol], Orscha [Ger], Orša [Lith], Orcha, Russian: Орша. Belarusian: Ворша. 54°31' N, 30°24' E, in NE Belarus, on the Dnieper, 41 miles N of Mogilev, 48 miles S of Vitebsk, 123.3 miles ENE of Minsk in Orsha uezd, Mogilev guberniya-Mogilev Oblast.. 1900 Jewish population: 7,383. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), VII, pp. 598-604: "Orsza".
The cemetery is on Engels Street. Cemetery still remains active, at least through the 1990s.
The stones with broken wooden branches symbolize the pogrom in 1905. Source: Irene Kudish.
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