stepping up to the challenges in a pandemic – together apart in a virtual world
As we come to the end of our first month in lockdown in the UK and coronavirus starts to impact Belarus, we are adapting and reacting to meet the demands. Our amazing team in the UK and in Belarus have been hard at work to support community members and keep our Together Plan family engaged and connected in new, innovative and safe ways. We bring you more content around the history and heritage of the field in which we work with some fascinating stories from the Holocaust in Belarus and the Stalin era. And if its family heritage or east European Jewish cuisine that whets your appetite – look no further.
All the best and stay safe,
The Together Plan team
April’s news round up
A zoom in on news from home and the field
Catch up with the latest news on how The Together Plan is creatively adapting to the new virtual world of being together apart both in the UK and in Belarus.
Words of a Slonim survivor – the Holocaust in Belarus
As Yom Hashoah approaches – we remember those who perished in the Holocaust. At The Together Plan we light our candle in honour of the Jews of Belarus, whose unspeakable and unfathomable losses and pain remains unknown.
Being a Jew in Stalin’s Russia
It is essential to understand the history and background of the people you are working to support. The legacy of the Soviet Union weighs heavy on those who lived through those dark times.
The genealogist’s guide to DNA tests
Ever thought of doing a DNA test in search of your identity and that of your family and been a little confused as to where to start? Fear not! We asked the questions and got some great answers.