Belarus SIG #Belarus RE:19th-beginning of the 20th century: List of Jewish Political Prisoners from Belarus sent to Siberia #belarus

JHRG of Belarus <belshtetl@...>

Dear All,

During the second half of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, the
mass wave of political prisoners were sent to Siberia.
The majority of prisoners were educated people who were against the Tzar.
By the early 20th century, some 300,000 people were sent to Siberia and
some were Jews. By 1897, nearly 32,600 Jews, with their families, were
living in Siberia. This number includes prisoners who decided to stay,
with their families.
Here is list of 30 Jews political prisoners who were sent to Siberia
from Belarus:

Yuri Dorn
Coordinator of Jewish Heritage
Research Group in Belarus

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