Volozhin map in the thirties
(VYB page 8-9)
The Volozhin Yeshiva
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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