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The History of the Jewish Community in Byerazino / Pahost

by Carola Murray-Seegert, Ph.D.


Berezinsky Water System

Under the Tsars

World War I

Civil War and Soviet-Polish War

The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic

The Holocaust

1944 and After the War


Berezino - A Typical Shtetl

by Professor E.G. Joffe


Pogost in 1925

by Anatol Sinilo 


The Beresina in Flood. Sketch by Carl Sauermilch, 1918. Source:

"Zeichnungen von Curt Sauermilch von der Ostfront." Europeana 1914 -1918.


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