We honor those lost in and around Lida, Belarus and work to keep the Lida spirit alive and strong for many generations to come
"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." - Elie Wiesel
WELCOMING YOU HOME
Welcome to the homepage of the Lida Holocaust Memorial Foundation. We thank you for visiting our website and giving us the opportunity to share our history with you. Our organization was founded over 50 years ago by survivors of World War ll from the Lida area in modern day Belarus (then Poland) many of whom who were rescued by the Bielski Brothers portrayed in the movie Defiance.
The foundation aims to both cherish the memories of all those who have been lost in Lida and neighboring communities as well as commemorate all those who survived - with the hope of keeping the Lida spirit alive for generations to come. Our fundraising efforts support a vast number of causes including gravesite maintenance, Holocaust awareness/education events, memorial services and much more.
Throughout our website you will find a community forever united by our past and still connected to one another. We remain committed to educating future generations as well as reconnecting with those who share our history. Here the Lida spirit lives on!
We invite you to travel throughout this site where you will read stories of survival, see pictures of the past and present, news, and much more. On behalf of the entire community pat and present, thank you for visiting.
NEWS AND UPDATES
The 2021 Annual Meeting will again be virtual over Zoom.
It will take place on:
Sunday, May 9, 3:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Please email for the link and details.
SEND YOUR STORIES
Lida community - please send us any written stories, pictures, or recorded videos so that we may publish them online.
New Website In Beta
Our new website is now in preview mode. The updated site features a more modern look and feel, will appear properly on both mobile devices as well as computers and is built on a platform that can be updated far more easily than the previous build. We hope you enjoy exploring it.
Learn more about the region during World War 2, the Holocaust, the Bielski Partisans and other Resistance Groups by visiting their respective websites.
Visit our online photo galleries to see how the Lida community lived before World War 2, view images of the Foundation at work and much more
STORIES OF SURVIVAL
Learn from the survivors and their descendants and hear how they lost friends and relatives, fought the Nazis, escaped the holocaust and started new lives.
Your tax-deductible donation will sponsor speaker events, memorial services, help fund the Jewish community living in Lida today, maintain burial sites, and much more.