Yuri Dorn letter

February 3, 2006

Dear Joel,

My name is Yuri Dorn. I am the President of Union of Religious Jewish Congregation in Belarus, also I am

coordinating work of Jewish Heritage research Group in


I got your email address through one of the

genealogical websites. One month ago we have received

an official letter from Dokshitzy's local

administration saying that in 1965 Jewish old cemetery

was destroyed and replaced with a city park zone, but here are still about 30 tombstones at one of the

corners of the park. Local authorities are looking for

help in preserving of what left from the cemetery. Do

you think that your group of descendants will be

interested to join the project?

While my visit to Paraf'yanovo last summer (10 km away

from Dokshitzy)for the opening of memorial of

casualties of Holocaust I got a chance to meet with

some representatives of Dokshitzy's administration.

They seemed to be very friendly to us.

Shabbat Shalom,

Yuri Dorn.