Alternate names: Svir' [Rus], Świr [Pol], Śvir [Bel], Svir [Yid], Shvir, Svyriai, Russian: Свирь. Belarusian: Сьвір. סוויר - Yiddish. 54°51' N, 26°24' E, in Vitebsk Oblast, 80.6 miles NW of Minsk, 45 miles ENE of Vilnius, 23 miles SSE of Švenčionys (Sventsyany), 21 miles W of Myadzyel. 1900 Jewish population: 1,114. ShtetLink.
Yizkors: Ayaratenu Swir (Tel Aviv, 1959) and Haya hayeta ayarat Swir; ben shtei milhamot ha-olam (Israel, 1975).Our Small Town - Swir.
2003 Photos (before restoration).
restoration photos. [December 2010]
JOWBR burial listings [August 2010]
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