VISHNEVO: Minsk/Vilna (Wiszniew, Vishneva, Višnieŭ,Vishnava, Vishnev, Vishniva, Viszniew, Wisznievo, Wiszniewo, Visneva) Print

Alternate names: Vishnevo [Rus], Wiszniew [Pol], Vishneva [Yid], Višnieŭ [Bel], Vishnava, Vishnev, Vishniva, Viszniew, Wisznievo, Wiszniewo, Visneva, Belarusian: Вішнеў. Russian: Вишнево. וישניבה - Hebrew. yizkor: Vishneva, ke-fi she-hayeta ve-enena od; sefer zikaron (Tel Aviv, 1972) ShtetLink. Located at 54°08' N, 26°14' E, 13 miles WNW of Valozhyn (Wołożyn), 23 miles SSE of Ashmyany (Oshmyany)  in former Novogrodskie woj, Poland between WWI and WWII. Jewish population: 1900-1,463 and 1907 - 1863 out of total of 2650.  a town history

Jerusalem Post article and cemetery reference [Apr 2013]

See cemetery information. Contact: Yuval Helberg at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Also Eilat Gordin Levitan's Vishnevo site has excellent information and photos. [December 2001]

Documentation of the Jewish Cemetery in Vishnive and full documentation of the Jewish community history. photo of Holocaust memorial [March 2009]

UPDATE: Renovation of the Vishnevo Jewish cemetery and related projects: "In May 1996, we visited Vishnive and found that the totally neglected Jewish cemetery is almost inaccessible due to very thick, wild growth of trees, thorny bushes, and grass. The stones are toppled, partially covered with dirt, and in very poor shape. The mass grave near the Jewish cemetery, where the first group of 38 Jewish victims was gunned down and buried in August 1941, is unmarked. On Krave Street where the Jewish population of the shtetl was slaughtered and burned on August 30th, 1942, a Russian language memorial notes the death of "2000 Soviet Citizens," totally ignoring the fact that all of the victims were Jews.

"During our visit, we discussed with our guide, Ms. Regina Kopilevich, the possibility of renovation of the Jewish cemetery; erection of a stone at the site of the 1941 mass grave, and an addition to the Krave Street memorial. That addition would state clearly in English, Hebrew, and Russian that all of the victims were Jews murdered by the Nazis and their local collaborators. "Regina told us that she took Ms. Zane Buzby on a tour of Vishnive. At that time, they talked with the Director of Culture in Vishnive, who told them that she could organize a cleaning and maintenance project for the Jewish cemetery. In exchange for this project, she asked for a $1000 contribution for the heating and renovation of the local kindergarten. We volunteered to help by trying to collect donations from Visnive families and descendants, who live in Israel. Zane Buzby volunteered to collect donations in America. If we succeed in collecting more than $1000, we will pursue the Krave Street memorial addition and the 1941 mass grave marker.

"Regina Kopilevich volunteered to oversee the execution of the project and to serve as liaison between the donors and the Director of Culture in Vishnive. So far, several hundred dollars have been collected. Any amount contributed will be accepted thankfully." Please contact Dvora Rogovin Helberg and Uri Helberg, Modi'in, Israel directly regarding this project. (Do NOT contact the IAJGS project volunteers about this.) Contact Ms. Zane Buzby in California at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Dvora & Uri Helberg address in Israel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and . [January 2002]

cemetery photos. [February 2010]

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