Navahrudak Tunnel

NavaHrudak Jewish Partisans’ Tunnel

Video

Navarudok Jewish Partisans’ Tunnel

Tamara Vershitskaya 14 May 2018

Source: youtu.be/iB1okmue4fg

 

We Remember Novogrudok

Video

We Remember Novogrudak

Novogrudak School #4

Source: youtu.be/PDIGVhRKH3E

Museum of the Jewish resistance

Novogrudok, Belarus

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/navahrudak/Museum_of_History.html

Lenin

Monument to mark mass ghetto escape unveiled in Novogrudok | Press releases, Belarus | Belarus.by

Monument to mark mass ghetto escape unveiled in Novogrudok | Press releases, Belarus | Belarus.by

Official press releases, Belarus

Source: www.belarus.by/en/press-center/press-release/monument-to-mark-mass-ghetto-escape-unveiled-in-novogrudok_i_0000065139.html

 

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

 

Naliboki

Nalibaki – Wikipedia

Nalibaki – Wikipedia

Nalibaki (Belarusian: Налібакі, Russian: Налибоки, Polish: Naliboki) is an agrotown in Minsk Region, in western Belarus.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalibaki

Video – Jewish Historical References in Naliboki

Jewish Historical References in Naliboki

Tamara Vershitskaya 16 May 2018

Source: youtu.be/TU2ZVBzldtE

Video – Jewish Memorial in Naliboki

Jewish Memorial in Naliboki

Tamara Vershitskaya, Alexander Pilinkievich, chairman of the local village council, and Ivan – builder 16 May 2018

Source: youtu.be/Nf3QBLP-YYA

Video – Plans for Naliboki

Plans for Naliboki

Tamara Vershitskaya and Ivan 16 May 2018

Source: youtu.be/aFb4YnB9j4Q

A Private Mikvah

 

Video – The Private Mikvah

The Private Mikvah

Tamara Vershitskaya talks about the mikvah in Naliboki Belarus 16 May 2018

Source: youtu.be/lndsEPiKshM

Naliboki massacre – Wikipedia

Naliboki massacre – Wikipedia

The Naliboki massacre (Polish: Zbrodnia w Nalibokach) was the mass killing of 129 Poles,[2] including women and children, by Soviet partisans[3] on 8 May 1943 in the small town of Naliboki[4] in German-occupied Poland (the town is now in Belarus).[5] Before the 1939 German-Soviet invasion of Poland, Naliboki was part of Stołpce County, Nowogródek Voivodeship, in eastern Poland.[1]

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naliboki_massacre

Jerusalem 17

The inside of the Hurva

On the bus at the entrance to Jerusalem

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Family & Friends

Shopping in Jerusalem

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Mahane Yehuda Market – Wikipedia

Mahane Yehuda Market (Hebrew: שוק מחנה יהודה‎, Shuk Mahane Yehuda), often referred to as “The Shuk”,[1] is a marketplace (originally open-air, but now at least partially covered) in Jerusalem, Israel. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the market’s more than 250 vendors[2] sell fresh fruits and vegetables; baked goods; fish, meat and cheeses; nuts, seeds, and spices; wines and liquors; clothing and shoes; and housewares, textiles, and Judaica.[3][4]

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahane_Yehuda_Market

Newly discovered old family photos

Hadara
From Orla, Poland to Volksrust, Transvaal, South Africa

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Personal Journeys: From One Photograph to Journeys of Research and Discovery – Avotaynu Online

All I ever knew was that I am named after my great-uncle Moshe. Moshe died in a motor accident, six weeks before his planned wedding. The date of his death is unknown, but it was sometime between the late 1920s …

Source: www.avotaynuonline.com/2016/08/from-one-photograph-to-journeys-of-research-and-discovery/

On our way to Machane Yehuda

Nachi

Nachi
Richard & Nachi
Richard & Cheryl
Alfi

Early morning walk from Talpiot to the Old City

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The Hurva represents the community that my 3rd great grandfather, Avraham Shlomo Zalman Tzoref (Salomon) established in 1811.

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The Hurva

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Hurva Synagogue – Wikipedia

The Hurva Synagogue, (Hebrew: בית הכנסת החורבה‎‎, translit: Beit ha-Knesset ha-Hurva, lit. “The Ruin Synagogue”), also known as Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid (“Ruin of Rabbi Judah the Pious”), is a historic synagogue located in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurva_Synagogue

The Kotel

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Western Wall – Wikipedia

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew:  הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי‎ (help·info), translit.: HaKotel HaMa’aravi; Ashkenazic pronunciation: HaKosel HaMa’arovi; Arabic: حائط البراق‎‎, translit.: Ḥā’iṭ al-Burāq, translat.: the Buraq Wall, or Arabic: المبكى‎‎ al-Mabkā: the Place of Weeping) is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far longer ancient retaining wall, known also in its entirety as the “Western Wall”. The wall was originally erected as part of the expansion of the Second Jewish Temple begun by Herod the Great, which resulted in the encasement of the natural, steep hill known to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount, in a large rectangular structure topped by a huge flat platform, thus creating more space for the Temple itself and its auxiliary buildings.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Wall

Back to Yeshurun Synagogue via Mamilla

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Tony Sachs

On the way to Yad Vashem

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Yad Vashem International School For Holocaust Studies

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The Partisan Memorial area

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Tehilla, Jane & Allison

Yad Vashem – Wikipedia

Yad Vashem (Hebrew: יָד וַשֵׁם‎) is Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. It is dedicated to preserving the memory of the dead; honouring Jews who fought against their Nazi oppressors and Gentiles who selflessly aided Jews in need; and researching the phenomenon of the Holocaust in particular and genocide in general, with the aim of avoiding such events in the future.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yad_Vashem