Minsk travelogue (with visits to Lapichi and Borisov) on SIG website #general

David Gordon <dgordon@...>

A few weeks ago, I wrote to describe in general terms my recent visit to
Belarus (November 2001). I wanted to encourage those who were
interested in going but had safety (or other) concerns. I received a
great number of responses. Some wrote with specific questions, some had
general queries, and many asked whether I would write up my visit or
post pictures. At the suggestion of Dave Fox and with the tremendous
assistance of Edward Rosenbaum (webmaster), I have now posted a lengthy
travelogue and chosen some pictures to accompany it.

The travelogue discusses Minsk (where I was based for one week) plus day
visits to Lapichi and Borisov and a quick visit to Smolevichi. For
those who are interested, the travelogue and pictures can be found at
http://www.jewishgen.org/belarus/belarus_travelogue.htm I hope that
these will be of interest to many of you. I will be happy to respond
general questions about my visit if you write to me. However, I did not
visit any archives during my stay, so can tell you nothing about them.
And I am sorry but I cannot respond to inquiries about individual
families--I simply do not have any information whatsoever. Otherwise,
please feel free to write to me privately.

David Gordon
Chicago, Illinois

Searching: HORWITZ—Smolevichi, Lapichi (Bobruisk?), GORDON—Vilna or
Kovno;GEBALOVITCH—Borisov, LEVIN—Vilna or Kovno, DRAZIN—Bobruisk,

P.S. For those who are interested, I also wrote up my stay in Moscow
and am completing my essay on St. Petersburg. The Moscow write-up can
be found at http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/.162688/1367/?s=b

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