Uncategorized | April 29, 2022
1913 List of Jews who owned hotels and furnished rooms for rent, Mogilev guberniya

At the beginning of 20th century, the hotel business became of one of the fastest growing businesses. It was due to the fact that in large cities and towns population was rapidly growing. In order to run the hotel business, business owners had to purchase a special license.  Jews understood the demand and they started constructing and converting existing buildings…

Uncategorized | June 8, 2020
100 Jewish Doctors of Western Belarus from 1938

Regardless of how difficult the time were Jewish parents always understood the importance of education and they tried to make sure that their children get the best education possible. In the former USSR in 1929, every third doctor was Jewish. In modern times, about 25% of Nobel Prize in medicine winners are Jews. Below is the list of 100 Jewish…

Uncategorized | March 13, 2017
1946 List of Polish-born Jews, who returned to Poland from town Lida of Belarus (Part 2)

Lida, Suvalkovskaya Street early 20th century. This is part 2 of the list of Polish-born Jews, which returned to Poland from town Lida. It lists 25 families, which travelled between February 2 and November 30, 1946

Uncategorized | February 26, 2017
Jewish Photographers in Belarus, late-19th to early-20th centuries

During the second half of the 19th-century, photography became very popular in the Russian Empire. New photography studios were opening in the large cities. As in other businesses, Jews became active in this new field. Sculpture of early 20th century photographer installed in Minsk About half of all photo studios in the Pale of Settlement, belonged to Jews in the…