Alternate names: Sopotskin [Rus], Sopoćkinie [Pol], Sopotkin [Yid], Sapotskin [Bel], Sopochinie, Sopochkinye, Sopockin, Sopockine, Sopotzkin, Sapockin, Belarusian: Сапоцкін. 53°50' N, 23°39' E, 13 miles NW of Hrodna (Grodno), 27 miles E of Augustów, 159.5 miles W of Minsk in Grodno Oblast in NE Belarus. 1900 Jewish population: 1,674.
yizkors: Korot ayara ahat; megilat ha-sigsug ve-ha-hurban shel kehilat Sopotkin (Tel Aviv, 1960) and Kol adam ve-zikhrono: ayarah, perihatah ve-hurbanah, hayeha, demuyoteha ve-tipusehah : Sopotkin nikra otah ... / nikhtav ve-neerakh ba-haruzim al yede (Tel Aviv, 1964).
Jewish cemetery photo. [February 2010]
JOWBR burial listings [August 2010]
Cemetery restoration. [December 2010]
NY Orthodontist Michael Lozman began restoration of the cemetery in his father's village, which spread to help restore other Belarusian village Jewish cemeteries. Dr. Lozman realized he could not do this alone and recruited students from Dartmouth College to help during their summers over several years. One-third of the participating students are Jewish. He has started the Restoration of Eastern European Jewish Cemeteries Project to help restore more Jewish cemeteries and has received requests for restoration in Belarus and Lithuania. [December 2012]
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