Re: Request for info on agronomy school in Minsk founded by "VEKO" #general

Evertjan. <exxjxw.hannivoort@...>

Leslie Pyenson wrote on 16 Jan 2015:

My grandfather, David PYENSON (PAENSON/PAIENSOHN in Cyrillic/Yiddish),
graduated >from an agronomy school in Minsk in 1905 and shortly
thereafter arrived in the US. According to a letter he wrote circa 1950
(in Yiddish, which I have had translated) that accompanied his class
photo, the school was founded in 1900 by "VEKO" and disbanded in 1908.
Can anyone tell me what "VEKO" (Yiddish transliteration/?abbreviation)
stands for and anything about this school?
Veko seems to be a family name, common around Minsk.

Evertjan Hannivoort.
The Netherlands.
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