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Mir Landsmenschaft in Israel

The Mir Landsmenschaft in Israel is made up of people who left Mir in the early part of the 20th century to settle in Israel, survivors of the Mir ghetto, and other partisans and survivors from Mir and their descendants.

The group serves many purposes. They have created memorials in Israel and in Mir. They sponsor lectures, support students with scholarships and are currently providing the groundwork for a Jewish museum in Mir Castle.

With the fall of the Soviet Union, it was now possible to once again visit Mir. A group of Mir Landsmen returned to Mir for the first time since 1945 and told the assembled group about their trip.
A memorial service was held as part of this meeting.

From left to right: Principal of ORT, Israel Shifron, Resnik, Benjamin Gurevitz

1991 Survivors from Mir

At a special meeting of Mirer survivors, 50 years after the Germans attacked Russia.
Above (from left) Israel Shifron, Oswald Rufeisen (Father Daniel) and David Sinder.

Gravestone for the victims of Mir, in the Nachalat-Itzchak cemetery, near Tel-Aviv

A gathering of Mir Landsmen for the dedication service.

To Return visit of survivors to Mir
To Living Survivors of the Mir Ghetto
Updated March 2005


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