Mir – 15 May 2012

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Tamara and I take the bus in the morning to the town of Mir. It is about 50km away from Novogrudok, on the way to Minsk.

Mir is where Jill’s Bloch and Cynkin families come from. The town had a substantial Jewish population and many institutions before the Holocaust.

The first set of photos are of our journey and arrival there. People are helpful. For example, the local hotel looks after my bag while we are in town.



Various Jewish buildings including the synagogues, the yeshiva and the rabbi’s house



Other views of Mir



We are met at Mir Castle by Ludmilla, Tamara’s colleague. The museum is excellent and is a must.

It is new. The first room contains a “War” display.



Ludmilla is in charge of the Jewish exhibition. The museum is in need of further Jewish material. If you have anything of Jewish Mir that you would like to contribute, please contact me.

Here are some of the Jewish items in the display.



The cellar where the Jews were kept. The names from the Yiskor book, including some Cynkins.



The rest of the museum is most interesting.



Our walk back to the bus station



The road to Minsk, the capital of Belarus.




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