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Alternate names: Rubezhevichi [Rus], Rubieżewicze [Pol], Rubyezheviche, Rubzhevits, Rebzevits, Rubiezhowicze, Rubizhevich, Rubizhevitch, Rubizhevitz, Rubjazevicy. 53°41' N, 26°52' E, 32 miles WSW of Minsk, 15 miles NNE of Stowbtsy (Stołpce), 12 miles W of Dzyarzhynsk (Koydanovo), in Minsk Oblast, formerly Minsk uezd, Minsk guberniya, 32.2 miles WSW of Minsk. 1900 Jewish population: 912. Yizkors: Sefer Rubizhevitsh, Derevne ve-ha-seviva (Tel Aviv, 1968) and Sefer zikaron; Steibts-Sverzhnye ve-ha-ayarot ha-semukhot Rubezevits, Derevno, Nalibok (Tel Aviv, 1964)

Rubezhevichi was in the Velikoselskaya volost'. (Courtesy of This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) See also: IVENETS

photos of massacre site of 360 Jews of the town on 9 June 1942 and memorial. [March 2009]

JOWBR: Paracol River Jewish Cemetery at Rubezhevichi [March 2009]

In 2008, a group of Siena College students, none of whom are Jewish, made their s]econd summer trip to restore the Jewish cemetery destroyed by the Nazis during World War II and neglected by generations of villagers in Rubezhevichi. They cleared weeds and underbrush, restored 550 overturned gravestones and erected a new fence. They also rebuilt the entrance to the cemetery with the help of local residents. The group paid their own way to do this service work. [March 2009]]


Jewish cemetery photos. [February 2010]

Cemetery restoration. [December 2010]

[UPDATE] Rubezhevichi Museum of Rural Jewish Life [June 2017]


Photos from 2015 courtesy Roger Lippman [June 2017]


Photos from 2017 courtesy Roger Lippman [July 2017]

Photos from 2017 courtesy Rae Levine [July 2017] who points out that "The important attribution regarding the Rubezhevichi cemetery is to Tadeusz Sobolevski, a local resident (who is not Jewish), who has taken up restoration and maintenance of the cemetery as a labor of love, with help from his sons."


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