Dokshitsy Belarus cemetery restoration #general


aiginsburg
 

Dear Friends,

In May, after two years of effort, 14 people >from Moscow, Cape Town,
and the US went with The Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy, Inc to attend
the rededication of the Jewish cemetery. The town carried out the
project with the help of the Friends and our many supporters after
finding 100 tombstones that had been buried under a road when the
cemetery was destroyed in 1965.

The rededication was on May 23, 2008 (Lag B'Omer), the anniversery of
one of the massacres during the Holocaust in Dokshitsy. The town
planned activities that lasted an entire day. At jewishdokshitsy.org
you will find the full story with pictures of 134 tombstones and of
our time in Dokshitsy, Minsk, and Moscow and a video by Mark Izeman
that captures the day. Here is a direct link to the video:
http://www.vimeo.com/1264449?pg=embed&sec=1264449

For many of us, what started as an interest in our family history
became something much larger. Jewishgen.org played a role in helping
us to learn about the town of our ancestors, and helping us find each
other.

Please contact me for more information.


Aaron Ginsburg
President, The Friends of Jewish Dokshitsy
www.jewishdokshitsy.org
aaron.ginsburg@gmail.com
Sharon, Ma
http://yousaypokrassa.googlepages.com/home

Researching Dokshitsy, Belarus: KUSINITZ, GINSBURG, CIRLIN, and many
others; Gorodishche, Ukraine: POKROSS

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