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Bzhozuvka / Huta Niemena

Compiled from the sources at the bottom of the page by Ellen Sadove Renck

Huta Niemena/Brzozowka/Bzhozuvka at 53°54' 24°56': see Dokudowo

In Huta Niemena, near Ivye was designated as an colony fabr. (work colony) of Dokudowo in the First Uchastok, Lida powiat, Nowogrodskie voevodstvo of Poland. The Justice of the Peace was in Lida and the Justice Court in Wilno. The 1928 population was 604. The railway station was nine kilometers away in Niemen. The post office, telegraph and telephone were in Lida. Huta Niemena had one Catholic church and glassworks.

Huta refers to glass-making; Niemena to its proximity to the Neman River. There is a Polish page on the glass manufactured here; if you paste the link into google translate, you can almost understand it. Notable is the fact that about 1/3 of the glassware sold in Poland in the 1930s was made here.

For an English-language page on the company, with an example of the glass it made, click here.

Its Slownik entry in English - scroll down.

Ksiega Adresowa Handlowa, Warszawa Bydgoszcz 1929

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Lida District genealogical records translation is a joint effort of Lida District Researchers of Belarus SIG and Lida District Research Group (DRG) of LitvakSIG. Record translations cover all shtetls (towns) in the Lida Uyezd (district) of Vilnius Guberniya (region) of Lithuania including the town of Lida itself. This page is hosted at no cost to the public by JewishGen, Inc., a non-profit corporation. If useful or if you are moved by this effort to preserve the memory of our lost communities, your JewishGen-erosity will be appreciated.