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Ruzhany, Grodno gubernia

Latitude: 5252' Longitude: 2453'

Also known as ROZANA, Rozhinoy, Rozinoi, and RUZHANA



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Search the Jewish Encyclopedia website for articles about Ruzhany.  This site contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. There may also be information in the Jewish Encyclopedia under an alternate name of Ruzhany. To search other spellings of Ruzhany, use the box above the SEARCH JE button.



The Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database contains a comprehensive list of archival holdings for Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, and the Ukraine.  Use the link on the left to see if there are any records for Ruzhany. There may also be information in the Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database under an alternate name of Ruzhany. To search other spellings of Ruzhany, use the box above the SEARCH RTR button.

Search the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute Reading Room for information on Ruzhany. There may also be information in the USHMM database under an alternate name of Ruzhany. To search other spellings of Ruzhany, use the box above the SEARCH USHMM button.

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Links for the shtetl of Ruzhany

Click here for Chevra Adath Kdeishim Anshei Rozenoy: A New York metropolitan landsmannschaften for Ruzhany, Belarus, contributed by Ann Rabinowitz

Links for the gubernia of Grodno

Click here for a description and history of the Grodno gubernia
Click here for Conscription in the Grodno Guberniya, translated by Irene Newhouse, transcribed by Billie Stein
Click here for Documentary Sources for the Study of the Grodno Gubernia, by Ellen Sadove Renck. APORT Russian Search Engine - Besides being a Russian search engine, this site will translate any web site from English-to-Russian, or from Russian-to-English. All Belarus Database - Search all of the Belarus databases from this one site. There are also links for searching the Belarus SIG newsgroup archives and all of the web pages of JewishGen
Click here for Grodno Genealogy Group, Inc., website of the former Grodno SIG
Click here for Grodno gubernia page of the Belarus SIG. Includes a list of all the known shtetls for this gubernia.
Click here for Grodno Organizations, by Jerry Seligsohn
Click here for History of Grodno, by Ellen Sadove Renck
Click here for Jewish Communities of the Grodno Province, reproduced from 'RAGAS Report', with the permission of Valadislav Y. Soshnikov
Click here for records for the Grodno and Minsk gubernia that are in the Brest State Archive
Click here for Selected Records from the Grodno Oblast Archive (mss.) [Manuscript RG-53.004M] in USHMM, compiled by Tilford Bartman
Click here for the 1837 list of voters for Rabbi: Brest, Kobrin, Slonim, Novogrudok, Pruzhany, Volkovysk, Slonim, and Grodno uyezds
Click here for the 1880 Russian Army Deserters
Click here for the Grodno Gubernia 1912 Voters List Database
Click here for the Grodno Regional Library
Click here for the Jewish agricultural colonies in Western Russia, prior to 1904, by Lou Goldman
Click here for unpublished materials at Yad Vashem. Email the archivist and ask what materials exist for Ruzhany.

Ruzhany Jewish cemetery. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany Jewish cemetery. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany Jewish cemetery. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany synagogue. Now in terrible condition. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany synagogue. Now in terrible condition. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany synagogue. Now in terrible condition. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany yeshiva. Today it is a dwelling house. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany complex of synagogues. Now it is in ruins. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany complex of synagogues. Yeshiva building in back of beit knesset building. Now it is in ruins. Complex used as a garage. (4/27/98 by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany synagogue. (from the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations of the Republic of Belarus 5763 calendar, contributed by Yuri Dorn (iro@open.by))
Ruzhany synagogue. Today it is in terrible condition. (4/27/98 by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)
Ruzhany synagogue. Today it is in terrible condition. (undated by Vitaly Pruss of the Belarus Jewish community)


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