Alley of the Righteous Among the Nations – a memorial set in Bobruisk in honor of local residents who, at the risk of their own lives, saved the Jews from the Nazi-German invaders during the Great Patriotic War.
The alley was opened in Bobruisk in 2005 – to the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the city from the German occupation. The authors of the project became the famous Belarusian architect, chairman of the Union of Jewish Public Associations and Communities Leonid Levin and his daughter Galina.
The length of the alley is about 30 m. Along it are planted 15 spruce and willows. Nearby are 15 boulders, on which the names of the Righteous Among the World – inhabitants of Bobruisk and Shchedrin village of Zhlobin district, which saved Jews from Nazis during the Great Patriotic War, were engraved.
At the end of the alley there is a large boulder about 1.5 m high and about 2 m wide. It simultaneously reminds both the crown of the tree – a symbol of the continuation of life, and the heart broken in half is a symbol of sorrow and grief. On the stone there is an inscription in the Belarusian and Hebrew languages: “Righteous among the peoples of the world, people who, with a risk to their own lives, saved the Jews during the war years”.
The alley was created with the help of a charitable foundation located in the Netherlands, as well as voluntary donations of people. Financial support was also provided by the Bobruisk city Jewish community and the Jewish religious community “Or Avner” (Moscow).
Address – Bobruisk Alley of the Righteous Among the Nations: Republic of Belarus, Mogilev Region, Bobruisk, Socialisticheskaya st., 119.