Re: Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story? #belarus


Do you have a Napoleon 1812 story?

Roots-Key, the journal of Jewish Genealogical Society Los Angeles, is
collecting information about Napoleon's Russian Campaign of 1812. We
hope to be able to plot the route >from Kovno to Moscow with your stories.

Napoleon's army covered a broad front that stretched north and south
through Kovno, Vilna, Svensionys, Vitebsk, Mogilev and Minsk, bordered
by the Pripet Marshes on the south, and crossing the Nieman, the Dneiper,
and the Berezino Rivers. Major battles were in Smolensk, Borisov and
Borodino. Every village and villager was affected. Construction,
demolition, pillage, disease and death threatened every shtetl and town
in his path.

If you have a story, no matter how insignificant or obscure it sounds,
we would like to hear it. If you would like to participate in this JGSLA
project, please contact Nancy Holden, Editor of Roots-Key, at:

Sonia Hoffman
President, JGSLA

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