Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Ozëry, Belarus - Original Linocut

Yiddish name: Ozra

Previous name, country: Jeziory Poland

The wooden synagogue of Ozery was erected in the mid-1700’s. The Jewish town of Ozra came to an end on Nov. 11, 1942. That was the day when the Jewish population (1,370) of the Ozery ghetto and all its Jews were transferred to the Kelbasin forced-labor camp. Ozery was known as a place for Torah study, attracting young men from the surrounding district. The main sources of Jewish livelihood were sawmills, lake fishing, tanning and other crafts. Zionist activity started at the beginning of the century, and groups supporting the labor parties in Erez Israel were active before World War II; Ozery had a center for training Jewish pioneers in the agricultural settlements of modern Israel, and there was also some emigration to Erez Israel. Jews from the town were among the pioneers of Jewish colonization in the Argentine.

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