ORSHA: Vitebsk Print

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".

JOWBR: Jewish Cemetery burial listings

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.

http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/newsletter/epstein.htm and http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/newsletter/luninets.htm [October 2000]

 

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