Iwye (Belarusian: Іўе [ˈiʊje]; Lithuanian: Yvija; Russian: Ивье [ˈivʲjɪ]; Polish: Iwje; Yiddish: איוויעIvye) is a city and former shtetl in Belarus in the Grodno Region, 158 km east of Grodno. It is a station on the railway line between Lida and Maladzyechna. It was the site of a dangerous rescue mission by the Bielski Brothers in late 1942, as the Germans prepared to liquidate the ghetto, as the area was occupied during Operation Barbarossa. The population of Iwye was 8,900 in 1995.

Iwye

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View of the town, August 2010
View of the town, August 2010
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Iwye is located in Belarus
Iwye
Iwye
Coordinates: 53°55′N 25°46′E / 53.917°N 25.767°E / 53.917; 25.767
Country Belarus
VoblastGrodno Region
RaionIwye district
Mentioned1444
Population
 • Total9,684
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
231337
Area code(s)+375 1595
License plate4

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Coordinates: 53°55′N 25°46′E / 53.917°N 25.767°E / 53.917; 25.767