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Pruzhany (Belarusian: Пружаны, Polish: Prużany) is a town in Brest Voblast, Belarus. It is located at 52°33′24″N, 24°27′52″E. Pruzhany is the center of a district in Brest Region, Belarus. Its population is about 20.000 people. Pruzhany has been known as Dabuchin since 1487. In the 16th century it belonged to the Italian queen Bona Sforza of Poland. She brought Renaissance influence and development of trades in this part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1589, her daughter Anna granted town charter and the coat of arms of Pruzhany (a blue snake swallowing a baby on a silver shield). The coat of arms was borrowed from that of Sforza family of Milan. Pruzhany was a center of pottery trade at those times. In the mid 19th century a wealthy Polish landlord Walenty Szwykowski laid out a park and built a pretentious palace that can be seen today. The palace houses a rich collection on the history and arts of the region. The town is located at the confluence of the Mukha River and the Vets Canal, which give the start to Mukhavets River. In 1941 the Nazis hoarded the Jews here to create a ghetto. During January 28 - 31, 1943 the Nazis deported 10,000 Jews of Pruzhany to Auschwitz, via Birkenau, where the men, women and children were ruthlessly and sadistically liquidated (1) (2) (3) (4). 2003, the central part of the town was reconstructed to prepare the town for the national harvest festival “Dozhinki” in autumn 2003. Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Pružany,_Belarus. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Pružany,_Belarus. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Brest voblast is one of the administrative regions in the Republic of Belarus located in the south-west of Poland and Ukraine. ... Bona Sforza in her youth Bona Sforza in 1517 Bona Sforza (February 2, 1494 - November 19, 1557) was a member of the Milanese Sforza dynasty, was a queen of Poland, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, and became the second wife of Sigismund I of Poland in 1518. ... The Renaissance (French for rebirth, or Rinascimento in Italian), was a cultural movement in Italy (and in Europe in general) that began in the late Middle Ages, and spanned roughly the 14th through the 17th century. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... In the United Kingdom and Canada a Royal Charter is a charter granted by the Sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council, which creates or gives special status to an incorporated body. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Mukhavets (Belarusian: Мухаве́ц (Muchaviec); Polish: Muchawiec) is a river in western Belarus, a tributary of the Western Bug. ...


Sources

1. Holocaust Encyclopedia http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/media_cm.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005170&MediaId=1583 accessed 21 September 07.


2. The Holocaust Chronicle http://www.holocaustchronicle.org/StaticPages/421.html accessed 21 September 07.


3. Dr. Philip Riteman biography, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada http://www.mun.ca/2006report/honour/graduates/riteman.php accessed 21 September 07.


4. Women of Valor: Partisans and Resistance Fighters http://www3.sympatico.ca/mighty1/valor/aida2.htm accessed 21 September 07.


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Subdivisions of Brest Voblast, Belarus
Raions:

Baranavichy City | Baranavichy Raion | Byaroza City | Biaroza Raion | Brest City | Brest Raion | Drahichyn Raion | Hantsavichy Raion | Ivanava Raion | Ivatsevichy Raion | Kamenets Raion | Kobryn City | Kobryn Raion | Lyakhavichy Raion | Luninets Raion | Malaryta Raion | Pinsk City | Pinsk Raion | Pruzhany Raion | Stolin Raion | Zhabinka Raion Image File history File links Escut_Oblast_Brest. ... Brest voblast is one of the administrative regions in the Republic of Belarus located in the south-west of Poland and Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Baranavičy (more usually: Baranavichy) (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; Polish: ) is a city in the Brest Province of western Belarus with a population (as of 1995) of 173,000. ... Image:Coat of Arms of Baranavichy, Belarus. ... Biaroza (Belarusian: Бяро́за also Бяро́за-Карту́ская, Russian: Берёза, Polish: Bereza Kartuska) is a town of 31 000 inhabitants (1995) in Western Belarus in Brest voblast, center of the Biaroza rayon. ... arms of Biaroza Biaroza rajon (Belarusian language:Бярозаўскі раён) is an administrative subdivision of the Brest Province of Belarus with the center in Biaroza. ... Brest (Belarusian: , Russian: , Polish: ; Alternative names), formerly Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk, is a city (population 290,000 in 2004) in Belarus close to the Polish border where the Western Bug and Mukhavets Rivers meet. ... Coat of arms Brest Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Drahichyn Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Hantsavichy Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Ivanava Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Image:Coat of Arms of Ivasevichy, Belarus. ... Image:Coat of Arms of Kamenets, Belarus. ... Kobryn (Belarusian: Ко́брынь, Ко́брын; Polish: Kobryń; Russian: Ко́брин) is a city in the Brest voblast of Belarus and the center of the Kobryn District. ... Coat of arms Kobryn Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Lyakhavichy Raion (Belarusian: , Russian: ) is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Location in Belarus Luninets Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Malaryta Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... For other uses, see Pinsk (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms Pinsk Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Pruzhany Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Stolin Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Zhabinka Raion (Žabinka) is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ...

Cities:

Belaazyorsk | Brest | Baranovichi | Biaroza | Davyd-Haradok | Drahichyn | Kamyanyets | Kobryn | Ivatsevichy | Kosava | Luninets | Ivanava | Hantsavichy | Lyahavichy | Malaryta | Mikashevichy | Pinsk | Pruzhany | Stolin | Vysokaye | Zhabinka Coat of arms Belaazyorsk (Belarusian: , Russian: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Brest (Belarusian: , Russian: , Polish: ; Alternative names), formerly Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk, is a city (population 290,000 in 2004) in Belarus close to the Polish border where the Western Bug and Mukhavets Rivers meet. ... Baranovichi (Belarusian Баранавiчы | Baranavičy; Polish Baranowicze) is a city in the Brest voblast in western Belarus with a population of 173 000 (as of 1995). ... Biaroza (Belarusian: Бяро́за also Бяро́за-Карту́ская, Russian: Берёза, Polish: Bereza Kartuska) is a town of 31 000 inhabitants (1995) in Western Belarus in Brest voblast, center of the Biaroza rayon. ... Davyd-Haradok (Belarusian: ; Polish: ; Russian: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Drahičyn (Belarusian: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Drahičyn district. ... Kamianiec (also spelled Kamenets) (Belarusian: Камяне́ц) is a town in the Brest oblast of Belarus and the center of the Kamianiec District. ... Kobryn (Belarusian: Ко́брынь, Ко́брын; Polish: KobryÅ„; Russian: Ко́брин) is a city in the Brest voblast of Belarus and the center of the Kobryn District. ... Ivacevičy (Belarusian: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Ivacevičy district. ... Coat of arms Kosava (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; also known as Mereszowszczyzna, Kossovo, Kosow, Kossov, Kossow, and Kossuv) is a small town in the Ivasevichy Raion in the Brest Province of Belarus, located at . ... Luninets (Belarusian: , Polish: ) is a town and administrative centre for the Luninets district in Brest Province, Belarus, before which it was in Poland (1540-1793, 1920-1939) and Russia and the Soviet Union (1793-1920, 1939-1941, 1944-1991). ... Ivanava or Janava (Belarusian: , Polish: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Ivanava district. ... Hancavičy (Belarusian: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Hancavičy district. ... Lyahavichy is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Malaryta is a city in Malaryta Raion in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Mikashevichy (Belarusian: , Russian: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... For other uses, see Pinsk (disambiguation). ... Stolin (Belarusian: Сто́лін; Russian: Сто́лин) is an old city, that grew up at the heart of Palesse on the river Horyn (Goryn), at the intersection of three roads, one leading northwards to Pinsk, two others eastwards to Davyd... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Zhabinka (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; Polish: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ...


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Pruzhany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Pruzhany is a town in Brest Voblast, Belarus.
Pruzhany is the center of a district in Brest Region, Belarus.
In 1589, her daughter Anna granted town charter and the coat of arms of Pruzhany, that presents on a silver shield a blue snake, swallowing a baby.
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