Get Pruzhany essential facts below. View Videos or join the Pruzhany discussion. Add Pruzhany to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.

Pruzhany Palace
Pruzhany Palace
Flag of Pruzhany
Coat of arms of Pruzhany
Coat of arms
Pruzhany is located in Belarus
Coordinates: 52°33?24?N 24°27?52?E / 52.55667°N 24.46444°E / 52.55667; 24.46444
Country Belarus
RegionBrest Region
DistrictPruzhany District
 o Total18,500
Time zoneUTC+3 (FET[2])
Postal code
Area code(s)+375 1632
License plate1

Pruzhany (Belarusian: , [pru'?an?]; Russian: ?, Polish: Pru?ana, Yiddish: Pruzhene) is a town in Brest Voblast, Belarus. Pruzhany is the center of a district in Brest Region, Belarus. Its population is about 18,500 people.[3] The town is located at the confluence of the Mukha River and the Vets Canal, which give the start to Mukhavets River.


The war memorial to commemorate the villages of the Pruzhany District burnt to ashes by Nazis in the last war

Pruzhany has been known as Dabuchyn since 1487. In the 16th century, it belonged to queen Bona Sforza of Poland. She brought Renaissance influence and development of trades in this part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1589, her daughter Anna granted a town charter and the coat of arms of Pruzhany (a blue snake swallowing a baby on a silver shield). The coat of arms was borrowed from that of the Sforza family of Milan. Pruzhany was a center of pottery trade at those times. In the mid-19th century, a wealthy Polish landlord, Walenty Szwykowski, laid out a park and built a pretentious palace that houses a museum today, after a restoration. The museum has a rich collection on the history and arts of the region. Another tourist attraction is the landmark at the confluence of the Mukha River and the Vets Canal. It presents a statue of a passionate pair rising over waves. The Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was consecrated in 1884.

One of the tourist attractions in today's Pruzhany is the landmark at the confluence of the Mukha River and the Vets Canal

The Jewish population in 1900 was 5,080.[4] During World War II, Pruzhany was occupied by the Germans from 26 June 1941 to 17 July 1944. In 1941, the Nazis herded the Jews of Bia?ystok and the vicinity here to create a ghetto.[5] In Aktion roundups on 28-31 January 1943, the Nazis deported 10,000 Jews of the Pruzhany ghetto to Auschwitz, via Birkenau, where the men, women and children were murdered.[6][7][8][9]

In 2003, the central part of the town was reconstructed to prepare the town for the national harvest festival "Dozhinki" in autumn 2003.

Pruzhany is the birthplace of Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the Torah scholar and Jewish leader.

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Eternal Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Belarus". 19 September 2011. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of the Ghettos during the Holocaust, ed. Guy Miro, vol. II, p. 615. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem (2009)
  6. ^ Holocaust Encyclopedia (accessed 21 September 07) Archived 2007-06-22 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ The Holocaust Chronicle (accessed 21 September 07)
  8. ^ Dr. Philip Riteman biography, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada (accessed 21 September 07)
  9. ^ Women of Valor: Partisans and Resistance Fighters (accessed 21 September 07) Archived 2006-08-23 at the Wayback Machine

External links

Coordinates: 52°33?24?N 24°27?52?E / 52.55667°N 24.46444°E / 52.55667; 24.46444

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes