Volozhiners began to visit the shtetl after the Soviet Union has been dissolved.
During the thirties among the 6000 Volozhin residents, 3000 were Jews. Now the
shtetl was found completely judenrein.
The town, now populated by 12000 inhabitants expands on 2000 by 2500 meters area. The town center might be enclosed inside a small circle of 900 meters in diameter.
The center includes the town authorities offices, the graph's estate & its palace, the Catholic (Polish) and orthodox (Russian) churches, the Belarus town schools and all the places where the Volozhin Jews used to live.
Inside this small center circle the visitor will find the Kulinaria restaurant installed inside the famous Volozhin Yeshiva, the ancient graveyard and the old houses abandoned by the expelled Jews. In the same small circle he might visit the places of the three destroyed synagogues, the Streets where the Ghetto concentration camp was situated and the three mass slaughter sites.
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