Novogrudok, Belarus


                                                                                          Navahrudak, Belarus 


                    Novogrudok, Navaredok    


Alternate names: Navahrudak [Bel], Novogrudok [Rus], Nowogródek [Pol], Navaredok [Yid], Naugardukas [Lith], Novaredok, Novogrudek, Novohorodok, Novradok, Nowogrudok, Nowogradek, Navharadak, Nawahradak

Region: Minsk                                                        Coordinates: 53°36' N, 25°50' E                    

  1. Yizkor Books (4 Books):

    1. Pinkas Navaredok (Tel Aviv, 1963) 

    2. Be'ghetto Novogrudok ve'Betnua Ha'Partizanit (Tel Aviv, 1988)

    3. Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Poland vol. 8: Vilna, Białystok, Nowogródek districts (Jerusalem, 2005)

    4. Novogrudok: The History of a Jewish Shtetl (London; Portland, OR, 2006)

  1. JOWBR: Jewish Cemetery


                                                                    Town                                    District                            Province                            Country

Before WWI (c. 1900):                      Novogrudok                        Novogrudok                 Minsk                                  Russian Empire

Between the wars (c. 1930):            Nowogródek                       Nowogródek                Nowogródek                     Poland

After WWII (c. 1950):                        Novogrudok                                                                                                                 Soviet Union

Today (c. 2000):                                  Navahrudak                                                                                                                 Belarus

Jewish Population in 1900:

5,015 (in 1897), 6,309 (in 1931)

Belarusian: Навагрудак. Russian: Новогрудок. Yiddish: נאַוואַרעדאָק

82 miles  131 km E of Hrodna (Grodno), 74 miles  118 km WSW of Minsk, 33 miles  53 km NNW of Baranavichy, 29 miles 46 km SE of Lida.

Watch this: December 2019

School #7 video - English at 2 min 53 sec - Tamara Vershitskaya

Novogrudok Landsmanshaft Information

Novogrudok / Navaredok  Landsmanshaft Cemetery Plots in the New York Area:

Independent Nowaridoker Association – Washington (Brooklyn) Cemetery - Section 5, Post 515

Navaredker Brothers Association – Beth Moses Cemetery -  Block 14, Section 2

Navaredker Lodge #536 IOBA - Union Field (Ridgewood, NY0 Cemetery - Block 73

Navaredker Lodge #536 IOBA - Beth David (Elmont) -  Section AA, Block 9 -

Navaridok Brothers Association - Mt. Zion Cemetery - Path D6 Left, Gate 13

Navaridok Brothers Association - Mt. Lebanon (NY) Cemetery - Block M, Section 17

Navaridok Brothers Association - Beth Moses Cemetery - Block 14, Section 2

Nawaredker Brothers Verein - Washington (Brooklyn) Cemetery - Section 3, Post 299

Additional information for Navahrudak:

  1. Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 908-909: "Nowogrodek".

  2. Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 8 (2005), pp. 430-437: "Nowogródek".

  3. Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 64: "Novradok".

  4. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), VII, pp. 255-263: "Nowogródek".

  5. JewishGen Belarus SIG


The JewishGen Belarus Database is a multiple-database search containing more than 500,000 entries from Belarus which incorporates the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JRI -Poland, Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Birth Records, Marriage Records, Belarus Names Database, Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854, Revision Lists and much more! The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly.

The URL for the JewishGen Belarus Database:


Special Interest Group (SIG) webpage

Translation of the Pinkas Navaredok / Navaredok Yizkor Book:

Translation of “Novogrudok” chapter from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

Description of the Navahrudak Jewish Cemetery:

The Pinḳes Naṿaredoḳ / Yizkor Book was scanned by The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division.

All the pages can be viewed in the original format:

The Jewish Ghetto –Navahrudak

NOVOGRUDOK - Jewish Encyclopedia

Jewish Novogrudok. This includes photgraphs of the tombstones in the cemetery.


A description of Novogrudok before WWI

An online exhibit about the history of Jewish Novogrudok

An article from the New York Times on May 28, 2000 about the Bielski Brothers

A visit to Novogrudok by Mitch Kotler in 2001

Rae Kushner Leads Daring Escape Through Tunnel

Tamara Vershitskaya - December 2019

School #7 video - English at 2:53 Tamara Vershitskaya


Nearby Jewish Communities:

  1. Vselyub 8 miles N

  2. Negnevichi 11 miles ENE

  3. Karelichy 13 miles E

  4. Novoyel'nya 14 miles SW

  5. Delyatichi 14 miles NNE

  6. Lyubcha 14 miles NE

  7. Dvorets 18 miles SW

  8. Tsirin 19 miles SE

  9. Gav'ya 20 miles NNW

  10. Dzyatlava 20 miles WSW

  11. Dolmatovshchina 20 miles SE

  12. Molchad 20 miles SSW

  13. Yeremichi 21 miles E

  14. Turets 21 miles ESE

  15. Gorodishche 21 miles SSE

  16. Belitsa 21 miles W

  17. Iwye 23 miles N

  18. Bakshty 27 miles NNE

  19. Naliboki 27 miles ENE

  20. Stolovichi 28 miles SSE

  21. Mir 28 miles ESE

  22. Lipnishki 29 miles NNW

  23. Lida 29 miles NW

  24. Kozlovshchina 29 miles SW


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