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History of Skidel and Surrounding Area History
Our Skidel Ancestors
Travel to Skidel
Photos & Images of Skidel and Grodno
Maps of Skidel and Surrounding Areas

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Skidel, Belarus

From Shtetl to "Red City"

Alternate names: Skidel [Rus, Pol, Yid], Skidal' [Bel], Skidziel'

Coordinates: 53°35' N, 24°15' E

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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.


This webpage was created by
Linda Hugle and maintained by her until April 2017.

Compiled by Linda Hugle
Updated  May 2017
Copyright © 1998 Linda Hugle
Webpage Design by Ronald Miller

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