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Lida
Lida, Lida uyezd, Vilna-Grodno gubernia
92.2 miles W of Minsk

Latitude: 53?53' Longitude: 25?18'
Also known as Lyda

Lida, Belarus, Part of Poland ( 1920-1939), part of the Russian Empire prior to the first World War. Grodno Guberniya 1801-1842, Vilna Guberniya 1842-1917

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A German soldier ( First World War) standing with a Jewish family in Lida.

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A Jewish water carrier in Lida.( pre 1939)

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A Jewish shop selling pottery in Lida. ( pre 1939)

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A group of Jews in Lida, gathered to be photographed during the process of issuing ID documents to local residents. ( pre 1939)

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A street scene in Lida at the time of the German occupation during the First World War.

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A Jewish youth carrying a calf on his shoulders on a weekly market day in Lida.

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A tea house in Lida.

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Jewish children playing in a street in Lida.

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Jewish shops in Lida.

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The Jewish cemetery of Lida.

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German soldiers ( during the first World War) in Lida standing next to the loaded sleigh of a Jewish butcher

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Jews beside the synagogue of Lida,waiting to receive assistance monies sent to them by their relatives who left for foreign countries

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Jews waiting in front of a soup kitchen in Lida.

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Jews on a street in Lida.

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Jews in Lida transferring holy objects from the synagogue to their homes, for fear of looting by soldiers of the Russian army. pre 1920

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Jews in Lida at the time of the German occupation during the First World War.

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Jews who worked as chimney sweeps in Lida.

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Polish peasants in front of a Jewish shop in Lida.

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Market day in Lida pre 1939

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A Jewish shopt in Lida selling blocks of lime to Polish peasants.

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Students of the Yeshiva (Hebrew Talmudic Academy of Lida)

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The funeral of a distinguished Jew in Lida.

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During the First World War,at the time of the German occupation .The Germans are issuing of identity cards to the Jews in Lida

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Reading from a Torah scroll during prayers over a recently - deceased Jew in a home in Lida

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Russians and Jews in the marketplace in Lida.

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Pupils of a Jewish school in Lida that was opened by the German occupation authorities during the First World War.

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Jewish tradesmen in Lida in front of their shops.

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Prayers in the home of a recently deceased Jew in Lida.

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Polish peasants beside the shop of a Jewish tradesman in Lida.

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German military personnel measuring the height of a Jew in Lida, in the process of issuing ID documents to local residents during the German occupation of the First World War.

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A Polish interpreter explaining German procedures to the residents during the German occupation of the First World War in Lida

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Jews in Lida at the time of the German occupation during the First World War.

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Jews at the entrance to a shop in Lida.

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Jews of Lida in the Market place

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A German soldier shaking the hand of a Jewish small person in Lida.

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Members of the local branch of the He - Chaluts movement in Lida

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Members of the He - Chaluts movement from the "Tel Hai" pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) in Lida, beside the "Ardal" factory where they were employed.

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Members of the He - Chaluts movement from the "Tel Hai" pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) in Lida.

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Girls from the "Tel Hai" circle of the Freiheit youth movement in Lida.

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An excursion of members of the Freiheit youth movement in Lida.

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A training commune of the Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir youth movement in Lida

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Members of the He - Chaluts movement from the "Tel Hai" pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) in Lida.

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Josef Kaplan, native of Lida, who was a Jewish partisan in Belorussia.

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Lida Parafanov

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Members of the Freiheit youth movement in Lida, at a farewell party for one of their members prior to her immigration to Palestine

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Members of the Freiheit and Ha - Tsofim youth movements in Lida. Barczynski Israel

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Members of the He - Chaluts movement from the "Tel Hai" pioneering training commune (kibbutz hachshara) in Lida.

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Gravestones and burial monuments in the Jewish cemetery in Lida.

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Date pub. April 21, 1929 Photographer Kacyzne, Alter
"'A matzoh into the oven!' The proprietress [center], the 'redler' [perforators, at the table] and the 'shiber' [oven loader] of a matzoh bakery..." (Yiddish caption from a "Jewish Daily Forward" photo essay: "Preparing For The Passover Holidays.")

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Lida synagogue

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This is a card my grandmother ( Zipora Smorgonski) got to remember her time in the Hachshara in Lida.

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Kibbutz Hachshara Lida 1935; Avraham Kilchevksy top left Zipora Smorgonski bottom left

Their grandson; Amir Dekel adekel@bellsouth.net
http://dream-of-genea.blogspot.com

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Lida Hachshara in 1935
Avraham on the right, Zipora 2nd from right.

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Hachshara in Lida: Avraham Kielczewski (Kilchevsky in Israel, later Dekel) from Radzilow, my grandfather, 1st from the left in the 2nd row.
Zipora Smorgonski from Dolhinov, my grandmother, 2nd from the left in the 2nd row.

Thanks,

Amir Dekel (adekel@bellsouth.net)
http://dream-of-genea.blogspot.com

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The Kaganowicz family
From: Karen Alkalay-Gut
http://karenalkalay-gut.com/kaganovich.jpg

from left: Moshe Aaron’s wife, Moshe Aaron, sister, sister, Haya Keile ( nee Kalmanovitz), Yoseph, bottom Dvora, upper probably Malcah, sister, Mira, Mordechai (Motl)

unidentified sisters: Batya, Masha, Shifra. Shifra is probably the one sitting next to Moshe Aaron.

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Moshe Aron Kaganowicz and his son Sasha (Alexander) . Moshe Aron perished, Alexander survived. Alexander went to Dnieperpotrovsk , was rescued by a Christian streetwalker, married her, and had four sons. He had become a principal in a school.

Alexander' cousin; Karen Alkalay-Gut, is looking for information about the family.

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Malka Kaganowicz top left
Malka married Wolf Kravetz and lived in Zhatel. In 1942 they escaped to the forests and joined the partisans.
Malka was killed while fighting the Germans in June of 1944.

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Standing: Frieda Davis Kutchik, Benny Davis, Bluma Kaganovich
Seated: Miriam Davis, Dvora Kaganovich, Batya Kaganovich, Malca Kaganovich
submitted by Professor Karen Alkalay-Gut

http:/www.karenalkalay-gut.com

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To read the yizkor book in English;
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lida/lida.html
To see pictures from the Yizkor book;
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lida/lidpic000.html
The list of the perished;
http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lida/lid414.html

Lida Area Communities;

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lida-District/lida-area.htm

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The following might be of particular interest to those with connections
to
the towns of Lida and Novagrudek.
On Sunday, November 12 at 4pm (EST) the History Channel will present a
production "The Bielski Brothers: Jerusalem in the Woods:" 1,200
Jews
survived the Nazi occupation of Belarussia by taking refuge in the
forest
haven created by these Jewish resistance fighters.
"The Bielski Brothers: Jerusalem In The Woods"
features an interview with the last surviving Bielski
brother... Aron Bielski was twelve years old when he
entered the forest with his older siblings. The
documentary also contains interviews with decendents
of Tuvia, Zus and Asael Bielski and more than a dozen
Bielski Brigade survivors from the United States,
Israel and Great Britain. "The Bielski Brothers:
Jerusalem In The Woods" proudly pays tribute to three
of the greatest unsung heroes of the Holocaust.