Travel to Belarus #belarus

J. Rothstein <jr483@...>

Hello everyone,

I would have to agree with Frank. I just came back >from Belarus and I had an
amazing experience visiting the shtetls my family came from. Just walking
the streets of the shtetls takes you to a different world and understand the
region, the way of life, the living conditions all takes you back a century
and helps you understand why your ancesters left. I highly recommend the
trip and will be sending out a description of my experiences after the
holidays. I would also suggest that you get in touch with Yuri Dorn, the
director of the Religious Communities of Belarus, based in Minsk, who can
help you with your trip. My amazing trip could not have been possible
without him. When I send out my full description, everyone will understand.

All the best,
Yehuda “J.R.” Rothstein
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Franklin J. Swartz <eejhp@...>

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 10:36:10 AM

Dear All,

I forgot to mention in my last post that JewishGen's Shtetlschlepper
programme offers an excellent service not just for Belarus but
all countries in Europe. In addition to making in-country arrangements
Joanna Fletcher of Shtetlschleppers can arrange flights and
international land transport: Shtelschleppers
offers a highly professional service with added the benefit that your trip
also helps to support JewishGen's important work. I have always been
impressed by Joanna's attention to detail and concern for her clients
and would Shtetlschleppers them above all others.

Best regards,

Franklin J. Swartz
Executive Director
East European Jewish Heritage Project
P.O.Box 97
Republic of Belarus