Orla [Pol], Orli [Rus], Orlova [Yid], Orlowa, Orle, Orlja,
53°30' N 24°59' E, near the northern border with
Lithuania, Lida District
site is dedicated to the study of Jewish family history in the
town of Orlya, now in Belarus, but formerly part of the
Welcome to Orlya
|Maps of Orlya
|This map, from the Yiskor
Book, shows the proximity of Orlya to Zaludok, Lida,
This map shows the proximity of Orlya to the Nemen
River. The bridge over the Nemen River is described
in the Yiskor
Book chapter written by Gittel Pomerantz.
In Summer 2010, Rhoda Miller
and Susan Stone visited Orlya as part of the Roots Tour of the Jewish Heritage
Trip to Lithuania
sponsored by Howard Margol and Peggy Freedman. A full
description, with photgraphs and video clips, is on the Travelogue page.
Orlya Municipal Building - Formerly a Jewish residence
Due to Orlya's changing governance and
location of records in various archives, it is strongly
recommended that all databases be searched.
Last updated 10 July 2016
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