Sunday, August 12, 2012

[Belarus] Virtual Shtetl Discovers Belarus

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has a new video on their website: "The Virtual Shtetl Is Discovering Belarus."  The movie shows Virtual Shtetl workers and volunteers' efforts  to unearth and record the Jewish heritage in Belarus. It is a 17.5 minute video by Julia Poplawska. It shows the virtual shtetl workers search and record the Jewish history of Belarus by visiting several small towns, cemeteries and interviewing residents.  The short film is available in Polish, English and Belarusian--the later two
with subtitles. It can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/c4rt5k8
original url:
http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/cms/news/2616,virtual-shtetl-discovers-belarus/

The movie was made possible due to financial support of the US Embassy  (Federal Assistance Award for the 'Supporting transition in Belarus by promotion of good practices of preservation of Jewish heritage' project) in Poland and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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