Forest Jerusalem

My visit to the Naliboki Forest in Belarus on 16 May 2018, with Tamara, Alexander and Ivan.

This is where the Bielskis and many other partisans had their camps in the latter part of WWII. Aptly named Forest Jerusalem.

Please watch the nine videos of Tamara telling us more.

The road into the forest.

Naliboki forest

Naliboki forest – Wikipedia

Naliboki Forest (Belarusian: Налібоцкая пушча, Nalibotskaya Pushcha (pushcha: wild forest, primeval forest)) is a large forest complex in the northwestern Belarus, on the right bank of the Neman River, on the Belarusian Ridge.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naliboki_forest

Alexander and Ivan walking towards the partisan camp.

Oak Tree Remembers

Oak Tree Remembers

Tamara Vershitskaya in the Naliboki Forest

Source: youtu.be/oaL75ktaeVs

Tunnel Escape in Novogrudok

Tunnel Escape

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/wt1odw9pU9c

A metal bucket

Proof of Bielski Camp

Proof of Bielski Camp

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/HQ8HCRYDVJM

Partisans in the Naliboki Forest

Partisans in the Naliboki Forest

Tamara Vershitskaya talks about the Naliboki Forest and the Bielskis

Source: youtu.be/q6u8qcKO7Cg

Amount of People

Amount of People

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/5C_M-kNrJiA

Women and children

Women and children

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/OKc_wMsKxwE

Attack on the camp

Attack on the camp

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/bOKtffhGIkk

Naliboki Forest Jerusalem- Information

Naliboki Forest Jerusalem

Tamara Vershitskaya talks about Naliboki Forest and Bielskis with Alexander Pilinkievich

Source: youtu.be/Uc6O0YJUyfc

Artifact found

Artifact found

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/wl6LA6vNI9o

Ivan preparing our picnic lunch near the fire ranger

A VERY treif lunch – I had the herring!

Beekeepers

Trees for sale

Amnesia’s Antidote by Ariel and Ryan Luckey

Amnesia’s Antidote by Ariel and Ryan Luckey

www.arielluckey.com www.comuntierra.org In May 2013, the Luckey Brothers journeyed to their great-great-grandfather’s childhood village Lubca in rural Belaru…

Source: youtu.be/XPCGtmxd2Hk

Zog Nit Keynmol – The Partisans’ Song

Zog Nit Keynmol

Source: elirab.me/zog-nit-keynmol/

Bielski partisans 

Bielski partisans – Wikipedia

The Bielski partisans were an organization of Jewish partisans who rescued Jews from extermination and fought against the Nazi German occupiers and their collaborators in the vicinity of Nowogródek (Navahrudak) and Lida in German-occupied Poland (now western Belarus). They are named after the Bielskis, a family of Polish Jews who led the organization.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielski_partisans