Heritage tour to Białystok and Tykocin

We write to thank you both for the truly wonderful trip you took us on in our effort to find the burial place of family members in the Białystok Jewish cemetery.

Everything was beautifully organized from A to Z, including help in planning the route and dealing ahead of time with a bureaucratic problem that arose with local authorities.  The vehicle you provided was roomy and comfortable and the driver highly professional.

As professors of Jewish history, both Rachel and I deeply appreciated your expertise.  It is rare to have as guides two genuine scholars with a deep knowledge not just of what is being seen but its broader context, too.  It enriched our experience a very great deal.

What impressed us most, however, was your preparation ahead of time.  You had not only found evidence of where the grave might be found in the huge cemetery, but even managed to identify the right plot on the ground though it was completely unmarked.   

Beyond even that – and in truly miraculous fashion – once we arrived, you actually managed to locate the very matzevah we sought though it was lying flat, covered in weeds and moss. 

Together, we uncovered and cleaned the stone and then deciphered what it said.  It was an unforgettably moving moment that will stay with us all our lives.

We are extremely grateful to you both and would be delighted to recommend you very warmly to anyone interested in making such a trip.

Adam Teller and Rachel Rojanski
Brown University
Providence, RI

Tour to the Jewish cemetery in Bialystok