VIDZY

Where the Sabel family lived for many centuries

 

 

Where is it ?

 

This village and former Jewish shtetl is now located in the Republic of Belarus.

There are several variants of its name that are known including Vidz, Vidzh, Vidziai and Widzi. It is just 30 km from the border with Lithuania and was previously within its boundaries and is also close to Latvia.  The Sabel family emigrated from Vidzy in the 1870s and 1880s, and then those who left were referred to as Russians. 

 

      VIDZY located at 55º 24´ N    26º 38´ E

 

                                          

 

 

 

 Map of Vidzy dated 1915 (scale 1:84,000)

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF VIDZY

 

CLICK HERE TO READ ITS HISTORY

 

 

An interesting description and information about Vidzy can be found here

 

Those interested in further research can get information from Jewish Gen

 

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