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Volozhin map in the thirties

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The Volozhin Yeshiva

(code 902)


The famous old Yeshiva structure, built at the 19th century's start, survived the war. It is very solid and strong. The walls are 4 (four) feet thick. The building is badly maintained with a leaking roof and outside peeled of walls. A snack bar is functioning inside and a big sign “Culinary” was fixed on its entry. During our visit in Volozhyn we asked and obtained from the local authorities their permission to fix a memorial plaque on the Yeshiva entry. We produced in Tel Aviv a large metal plaque with a three-language text engraved. It was sent to Volozhyn and was installed in May 99 above the yeshiva staircase, in presence of the town mayor, the Israeli ambassador to Belarus, and a big audience. The “Culinary” sign was removed. Every one who's passing near the yeshiva door may read and learn about it's glorious past in Hebrew, Russian or English.



The Yeshiva in the thirties

(Volozhin Yizkor Book - page 116)

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