Several questions have been post on other JewishGen-related forums related
to specific shtetlach in Belarus. Though the following information does not
respond precisely to the issues raised earlier, as I wrote this response, I
thought that my letter also might be of interest to members of the Belarus SIG.
A documentarian named TAMAR ROGOFF made a piece on her trip to her
ancestral shtetl of "Ivye" in modern Belarus, a feature which was shown at last year's
Hamptons International Film Festival. The film's name was SUMMER IN IVYE.
I am equally certain that, c. 1880, this shtetl would have been part of the
Vilna Gubernyia of Lithuania.
The film was extremely interesting. The segment with the elderly Gentile
townspeople who reported on the Nazi occupation was fascinating, and
predictably heartbreaking. Belarus in the summertime looked beautiful, a bit like the
gentle hills of upstate New York or New England.
New York City