POLATSK: Vitebsk Print

Alternate names: Polatsk [Bel], Polotsk [Rus, Yid], Połock [Pol], Polazk [Ger], Polockas [Lith], Polozk, Polazak, Belarusian: Полацк. Russian: Полоцк. 55°29' N, 28°48' E, 58 miles WNW of Vitsyebsk (Vitebsk), 119.6 miles NNE of Minsk in Polotsk uezd, Vitebsk guberniya. . 1900 Jewish population: 12,481.  Hasidic center. Belarus SIG newsletter article [October 2000]


I am the Director of The Together Plan Charity based in London. We are helping to empower small and isolated Jewish communities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Union. In Polotsk, Belarus, there is a small Jewish community who are now running a most wonderful cemetery project. Last weekend they discovered the completely overgrown Jewish cemetery in Bobynichi. They sent us photos and a report. A very large cemetery in Gorodok requires rehab. A member of the Chagall family os buried there. We have a history of the Jewish community of Gorodok which we can share. The cemetery project is proving to be a really valuable community project, bringing the existing Jewish community together and we really want to help to bring more support to enable it to develop. I look forward to hearing from you.Regards Debra Brunner/ Director, The Together Plan, UK registered charity no. 1154167.

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