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  • proper noun historical Literal name of Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe.

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  • noun a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet


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Calque from Russian Белая Русь (Bélaja Rus’).


  • ‡ Belarus is also known as White Russia or Belorussia.


  • Feinsod, daughter of Devorah and Matityahu, was born on December 7, 1889 in Bialystok, White Russia.

    Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod.

  • Rosa Ginossar was born on July 14, 1890 in Gomel (Homel) in White Russia.

    Rosa Ginossar.

  • Born in Lyuban, Minsk region, in White Russia in 1885, Rokhl Faygnberg lost her father Ber, the son of the Rabbi of Lyuban, at age four, and both of her younger brothers before she reached adulthood.

    Rokhl Faygnberg (Imri).

  • Reisen was born in 1885 in Koydenov, White Russia, to a distinguished family.

    Sarah Reisen.

  • The work drew on her colorful childhood memories of life in the Jewish shtetls of White Russia that vanished in World War II.

    Ida Maze.

  • Celia (Zipporah) Levine Dropkin was born in Bobruisk, White Russia, on December 5, 1887.

    Celia Dropkin.

  • Feinsod was a member of the first graduating class of the pedagogical training program for Hebrew-speaking teachers, instituted in 1907 in Grodno, White Russia.

    Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod.

  • Luminous memoir of Jewish festival cycle set in Vitebsk, White Russia c.

    Festivals and Holy Days.

  • Although Molodowsky was born in White Russia and educated in Warsaw and Odessa, by the mid – 1930s she had already immigrated to the United States.

    Holocaust Literature.


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