Copyright © 2017 wysokie-litewskie.org/vysokoye.org -- All Rights Reserved
Nothing on this site may be re-published without our permission.
View the site in...
Table of Contents
Site Page Counts
Old News Articles about Wysokie-Litewskie
Massive Fire in the Town: A Disaster (2)
This passage is from the Hatzfira June 17th 1889, issue 122, page 502, right column:
Visoko Litovsk (p' Grodno). On May 11th 10 o'clock in the morning a fire broke out from one of the houses and for 2 hours, 130 houses were burnt down and only 7 of them were insured. About 300 families were left with nothing and their condition is horrible. Now the eyes of these miserable people are lifted towards their merciful brothers to hurry and help them in their misery.
[signed] Asher Yona Dirdak, who shares the misery of the people of his shtetl.