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Alternate names: Vidzy [Rus, Bel], Widze [Pol], Vidzh [Yid], Vidz, Vidziai, Vidze. Russian: Видзы. Belarusian: Відзы. וידז - Hebrew. 55°24' N, 26°38' E, in NW Belarus, 22 miles SW of Braslaw, 34 miles S of Daugavpils (Dvinsk), 110.1 miles NNW of Minsk,, 125 km north of Vilna near the borders with Lithuania and Latvia. Postavsky Oblast, Vitebsk district. Vidzy is located 26 kilometers from the Dukst train station on the Vilna-Dvinsk line. 1900 Jewish population: 4,348.

town images and links and town [March 2009]

Photos. [May 2013]

Vidzy Cemetery is in the midst of farmland, completely abandoned with no enclosure or sign. Many stones have sunk into the ground. Many lean while others are missing. Used until the Holocaust, the site was probably at least 150 years old. About 200 stones are now visible. One Jew lives in the town. His name is Dovid, owner of three flour mills. Source: Swartz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [2000]

photos. [February 2010]

photos. [May 2013]

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