Bel. Мір, Yid. מיר
Mir is an urban-type settlement in Korelich district, Grodno region of Belarus.
Mir became world-wide famous thanks to its Gothic-renaissance castle which was included to the list of UNESCO world heritage, as well as thanks to the well-known Yeshiva being the center of learning of the eastern-European Jewry.
The Americans are mostly sons of wealthy parents, except for several children of American rabbis. None of them lacked the best of everything in America. Yet when they came to Mir – a place that isn’t even on the map – they had to change their entire lives.
From American Universities to the Polish Yeshivas