New Online Newsletter articles #belarus

Fran Bock

Dear JewishGenners,

The BelarusSIG Online Newsletter is pleased to announce the publication of
four new articles. Two are by Vitaly Charny, adding to his series of
articles about famous Belarusian Jews, and two are based on presentations at
the Toronto conference by Dr. Oleg Perzashkevich, head of the Minsk
Historical Genealogy Group.

One of the famous Belarusian Jews is Boris Shaposhnik, Soviet
engineer-extraordinaire, whose designs included the truck chassis >from which
Iraq launched SKUD missiles at Israel during the 1991 Gulf war. To read more
about his remarkable career, go to:

The other famous Belarusian Jew is Yehuda Pen, founder of the Vitebsk art
school, among whose disciples was Marc Chagall. To read more about Pen, go

Dr. Perzashevich's contributions are full of valuable information on primary
and secondary genealogical resources in various archives and libraries in
Belarus. To read these articles, go to:

We have several fascinating articles in the pipeline, and hope to have more
postings in the near future. So, keep looking at the online newsletter.

Finally, feel free to e-mail me with your own possibilities for future

Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

Fran Bock
East Williston, NY

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