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St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Porazava

Porazava (Belarusian: Поразава, Russian: Порозово, Polish: Porozów, Yiddish: פּאָרוזעוועPorozeve, Lithuanian: Porozovas) is a town in Grodno Region, Belarus near the town of Svislac.[1]

The town had a thriving Jewish community and synagagogue prior to World War II. Among those born in the town was the "mother of Yiddish theatre" Ester Rachel Kamińska.


  1. ^ Vitaut Kipel, Zora Kipel Byelorussian statehood: reader and bibliography 1988 - Page 320 "He was born in the town of Porazava, near the city of Vatikavysk on December 16. 1888. His parents were poor urbanites who owned some land on which they worked. Hadleuski went to local schools in Porazava and in the town of Svislac."

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Coordinates: 52°56′N 24°22′E / 52.933°N 24.367°E / 52.933; 24.367