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Coat of arms of Vietka Alternate names: Vyetka [Bel], Vetka [Rus], Viatka [Yid], Wietka [Pol], Vietka. 52°34' N, 31°11' E, 11 miles NE of Homyel (Gomel). ВеткаJewish population: 3,726 (in 1897). Small, historical town in Belarus on the bank of the Sozh Vietka Rajon in Homiel oblast.

The Chernobylnuclear catastrophe on April 26, 1986, caused immense depletion of population; (up to 40,000) who were resettled in areas away from radiation effect, and the remaining population of the town was reported as only 7,000 on the first anniversary of the disaster.


videos/photos. [Apr 2014]

Russian language site with a catalog of Jewish graves  forBobruisk, Osevets, Prudkovski, Cherchersk, Vetka, plus
Use your online translator as needed. Names, birth/death years, photographs of stones are listed, as available. Click on thumbnails of images to enlarge [July 2015\




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