And how did Beryozovka look like in 1948?
There were only seventy houses there. Private houses with households. Together with Stoleu’s barracks. There were seventy houses. So the place where, you remember, there was an old wooden hospital, the hatched area, that were Stoleu’s buildings. And here, there were houses built along the roadway, also three of them, over there, where the park is, where the canteen is, - there were two barracks, these houses… And over there close to the Neman there were a couple of houses, and here, in the Leninskaya Street, there were several houses built by Stoleu. And here (in Navagrudskaya street) there was a forest. When Galya was a child, I went here to pick berries. When our father, Galya’s father, left us, so I used to come here with her, a little girl; when I came from work I wanted to eat some berries, so it was enough to walk there, behind the club, and you could pick berries. There were a lot of berries near the club. Still there is a lime tree; there was also a barrack, two lime trees near house twenty two – that was also Stoleu’s barrack. Matsiyeusky lived there some time ago, an old man, with his family.
Researcher: Наталья Иващенко, кандидат исторических наук, ГрГУ им. Я. Купалы, Ксения Адасик, ГрГУ им. Я. Купалы