are stories of persecution, unimaginable hatred, and
mass extermination - but also they are stories of survival,
courage, and hope- all of which should never be forgotten.
Many innocent men, women and children were killed but
thanks to brave Jews such as the Bielski Brothers, who
helped guide the survivors from Lida and surrounding towns
for years in the woods, many managed to survive and our
presence today will forever be a testament
to their defiance.
are now in our sixth year collecting and sharing stories
contributed by members and friends of the United Lieder
Relief Society. This collection of stories is an on-going
project to honor and remember the people who called Lida
and the surrounding areas "home". It is also
a way to honor and preserve the memory and stories of
all holocaust victims and survivors for the generations
are many stories below- including a very happy surprise
for one family who discovered after many years of searching
some information about her long lost family members.
hope this will continue to be a way for you to open the
door, and step forward, to communicate with your children,
family and others - to leave a footprint of an important
time in your lives. Please share with us your family's
stories. We ask that you set
and mail them to us at:
Lieder Relief Society
1001 East 21st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
You may also submit
them via Email for inclusion on our website as well
in as our records.