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Shtetls of Chernigov gubernia

Posted by on Січ 14, 2017 in news | 0 comments

Below is the map of settlements which has more that 1000 of Jewish population according to 1897 census in Chernigov Gubernia. In 1897, there lived 114.452 Jews. Part of Chernigov gubernia was moved to Russia in 1920’s and became a part of Bryansk region. These shtetls wouldn’t be described in this website due to lack of information and difficult political situation. Chernigov 8799 Jews according to 1897 census (32% of total population) Berezne 1357 Jews according to 1897 census (14% of total population) Borzna 1516 Jews according to 1897 census (12% of total population) Glukhov 3853 Jews according to 1897 census (26% of total population) Gorodnya 1249 Jews according to 1897 census (29% of total population) Kozelets 1634 Jews according to 1897 census (32% of total population) Konotop 4426 Jews according to 1897 census (24% of total population) Krolevets 1815 Jews according to 1897 census (17% of total population) Korop 873 Jews according to 1897 census (14% of total population) Mglin (now on the territory of Russia) 2674 Jews according to 1897 census (35% of total population) Novgorod-Severskiy 2956 Jews according to 1897 census (32% of total population) Novozybkov (now on the territory of Russia) 3836 Jews according to 1897 census (25% of total population) Nezhin 7630 Jews according to 1897 census (24% of total population) Oster...

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Zhvanets

Posted by on Січ 14, 2017 in Khmelnytskyi region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Zhvanets is a town in Kamenets district of Khmelnitskiy region. The town’s estimated population is 1,529 (as of 2001). It is situated on the iver Dniester 20 kilometers away from the district center. It has been a town of Kamenets district since the mid 1920s. Before Revolution it was a shtetl of Kamenets ueazd, Podolia gubernia. Beginning The first mention of  Zhvanets that appeared in historical record was in 1431. In 1646 the town received  Magdeburg right. It is known that there was a conflict between the Jews and bishop Chizhevskiy in 1663. Jewish population of Zhvanets: 1765 – 1134 Jews 1784 – 617 Jews 1847 – 1619 Jews 1897 – 3353 (67% of total) 1902 – 3494 Jews 1923 – 1196 Jews 1926 – 1383 (40,2%) 1939 – 626 Jews 1989 – 5 Jews 1993 – 0 In 1768, the Jewish community of Zhvanets was robbed by the Haydamaky (a popular uprising of ethnic Ukrainians against the Polish magnate). In 1770, the Greeks and the Armenians left the shtetl after a devastating epidemic of the plague. Zhvanets was  exempted from all the duties and payments for 12 years.  Jews started to settle in Zhvanets around this time. According to Polish Lustration of 1784, there were 617 Jews in Zhvanets. In 1765, the Jewish...

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Khorol

Posted by on Січ 14, 2017 in Poltava region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Khorol is a town in Poltava region, the centre of Khorol district. Its population is 14,643 according to the 2001 census. In the early XX century it was a center of Khorol uyezd (district), Poltava province. Beginning Jews probably first settled in Khorol at the beginning of the XVII century but in 1648 during the Chmelnitsky uprising the local Jewish community was apparently annihilated. Jews settled in Khorol againl in the early XIX century. According to archival data, in 1800,...

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Olshana

Posted by on Січ 5, 2017 in Shtetls | 0 comments

Olshana is a town in Gorodishche district, Cherkassy region. The town’s estimated population is 3,256 (as of 2011). It was established around 1598 and has been a part of the Russian Empire since 1793. In the XIX  – early XX centuries,  it was a shtetl in the Zvenigorodka district, Kiev gubernia. Beginning In 1847, the Jewish community consisted of 689 people, and in 1897 – 1233 (20%). In 1867, a synagogue was functioning in Olshana. Eliezer-Leyb Shapiro (1858-?) was the rabbi in Olshana...

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Boyarka

Posted by on Січ 5, 2017 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Boyarka is a town located in Lisyanka district of Cherkassy region of central Ukraine. Boyarka is located on the Gniliy Tikich River, a tributary of the South Bug. The town’s estimated population is 654 (as of 2009). Before the Revolution it was a shtetl of Zvenigorodka yezd, Kiev guberniya. Boyarka is approx. 32 km from Korsun and in 160 km from Kiev. Beginning The first evidence of the Jewish community of Boyarka, dating back to the early XVII century,...

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Horodyshche

Posted by on Гру 14, 2016 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Gorodische – Городище (Russian), Gorodish, Horodishtch (Yiddish), Horodische – Городище (Ukrainian), Horodyshche, Horodysce, Gorodisce, Gorodyszcze (Alternative Name) Horodyshche is a historic town located in Cherkassy region, center of Horodyshche district. Horodyshche is located on the Vilshanka River, a tributary of the Dnieper. The city’s estimated population is 14,480 (as of 2011). Before Revolution, Horodyshche was a shtetl of Cherkassy County, Kiev Gubernia. Beginning There is no exact information when Jews first settled around the area of modern Horodyshche. However, they...

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Rosava

Posted by on Гру 12, 2016 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Россава (Russian), Росава (Ukrainian) Rosava is a village in Mironovskiy district, Kiev region. In the 16th – 18th centuries, it was a part of Rechpospolita (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1795). In 1793 Rosava became part of the Russian Empire. In the XIX – early XX centuries, the shtetl Rosava was in Kanev district, Kiev region.  There are seven documents concerning Jews of Rosava on Wikimedia.org, supplied by an unknown user. It was a main source of information for this article. Beginning We don’t...

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