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It was a shtetl, a small village with a strong Jewish presence.
Yet there are no markers, no tombstones — centuries-old family headstones were carted away during the war to be used as paving stones — just long grass and brambles on a deserted patch of land.
The trip to Korzangorodok began with a three-hour drive south from the capital, Minsk. The tracing of my family tree had developed from a casual hobby into a serious search.
I had spent countless hours exploring records and archives.
He was about 45, and eagerly volunteered to join us.
His 76-year-old mother would surely want to talk to us, he said, but first he insisted on a little tour.