From Shtetl to "Red City"


     The shtetl of Skidel is located just 31 kilometers east of Grodno on the road to Lida in Belarus.  Although today there are no Jewish families remaining in Skidel, at one time it was a bustling Jewish commercial center specializing in leather tanning.  Before the break-up of the Soviet Union, Skidel was a "Red City", regional headquarters of the Communist Party.  This site includes geographical, historical, travel, and genealogical information for those interested in researching their Skidel ancestry.


Maps of Skidel and Surrounding Area


Images of Skidel and Grodno


History of Skidel and Surrounding Area


Our Skidel Ancestors


Travel to Skidel

Compiled by Linda Hugle
Updated January 2009
Copyright ©1998 Linda Hugle

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