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Rykun

Posted by on Кві 26, 2016 in Kiev region | 0 comments

Rykun village is a part of Dymer, an urban-type settlement in  Kiev region, Ukraine. It was founded as a Jewish agricultural settlement in Kiev Uezd of Kiev province in 1853. Since the 1980s it has been the village of Dymer district, Kiev region.  The city’s estimated population is 275 (as of 2001). Beginning The origin of the village name is not known. A local historian from Dymer, Grigoriy Alekseenko reckons that Rykun is the surname of one of the first Jewish settlers who came there from Uman. This version was first suggested after a visit of an emigrant descendant from Uman, Jonathan J.Rikoon whose last name is similar to the village name.As a representative of American Heritage Commission, he visited the inauguration of the Holocaust memorial in Dymer in 2011. In 1850 32 families resided in the village, 323 people (34 families) lived in Rykun in 1898. In 1917 there were 288people. Starting from 1941 the number of the inhabitants was decreasing, down to just 150. Starting from 1853 in Dymer suburbs each colonist family was assigned 11 plots of land to use and was to be “compensated” in perpetuity for the use of their land. The state-owned land was not particularly productive and consisted of 16.2 acres (compared to 54-108 acres that were assigned...

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Boryspol

Posted by on Кві 10, 2016 in Kiev region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Boryspol is a historic city located in Kiev region,Ukraine, center of Boryspol district. The city’s estimated population is 60,102 (as of 2013). Boryspol became a part of Russia Empire in 1667, in XIX – beginning of XX century it was shtetl of Pereyaslav Yezd of Poltava Gubernia. Boryspil was first mentioned in the XI century as ‘Lta’, when the son of Prince Vladimir, Boris, died at the river Alta. It is presumed that the modern name appeared during the XVI century, in honor of Saint Boris. It is not known exactly when the Jewish population arrived in the city, although we know that the community suffered during the Khmelnitsky pogroms of the XVI century. Jewish population of Boryspol: 1897 – 1094 (12,2%) 1910 – 955 jews 1923 – 419 jews 1939 – 375 jews 1989 – 68 2010 ~ 40 As in most places in Poltava province, the Jewish community in Boryspil re-appeared in the XIX century. Jacob Rubin wrote that his grandfather, Moshe Bernstein, served with General F. Trepova during the Crimean War and in one battle saved his life. When the General resigned, he appointed his rescuer to administer his mansion in Boryspil. At Moshe’s request, the General received the Tsar’s permission for Jews to settle in Boryspil. Around 60 people came to the city from...

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Khabno

Posted by on Кві 2, 2016 in Kiev region, Shtetls | 0 comments

«… This town is known as Khabnoe. It has everything that you need in a shtetl: the post office, a state-appointed and a local rabbi, the river, telegraph service, a cemetery, a police station, a Talmud Torah, some Hasidim, two synagogues, a lot of poor Jews and a handful of the rich, just like it is in our shtetls.» (Sholom Aleikhem “Khabnoe town”) Кагановичи – Kaganovichi, Kahanovychi (Formerly), Кагановичі Перші – Kahanovychi Pershi (Formerly), Полесское – Polesskoe (Russian), Поліське –...

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Pyriatyn

Posted by on Бер 26, 2016 in Poltava region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Пирятин (Ukrainian), Пирятин – Piriatin (Russian) Pyriatyn is a historic town located in Poltava region of central Ukraine, center of Piriatyn district. Piriatyn is located on the Udai River, a tributary of the Sula. The city’s estimated population is 16,146 (as of 2011). In XIX – beginning of XX century it was center of Piriatyn Yezd of Poltava Gubernia. Piryatin is approx. 44 km from Priluki, 150 km from Kiev and in 47 km from Lubny. Beginning A Jewish community was first recorded in...

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Shtetls of Podolskaya Gubernia

Posted by on Бер 17, 2016 in news | 0 comments

We first appeared here about 500 years ago… On the even of the first world war 400,000 of our ancestors lived in over 100 small-towns (Shtetlach) in this picturesque part of Ukraine called Podolia. On this map you can find 96 shtetls of Podololia Gubernia which has more than 1000 person of Jewish population according to 1897 census. Каменец-Подольский – Kamenets-Podolsky (Russian) – more details 16211 Jews according to 1897 census (45% of total population) Bałta (Polish), Balte (Yiddish),...

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Shtetls of Poltava Gubernia

Posted by on Січ 30, 2016 in news, Poltava region | 2 comments

Below is the map of settlements which has more that 1000 of Jewish popualtion according to 1897 census in Kiev Gubernia. Part of them were city but most was “classic” shtetl. More details and naming variants you can find below the map. Some names was changes and some shtetls disappeared but on the map mentioned real Pre-Revolution name.   Poltava 10954 Jews according to 1897 census (20% of total population) Gadiach, Гадяч (Ukrainian) 853 Jews according to 1897 census...

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Shtetls of Kiev Gubernia

Posted by on Січ 4, 2016 in Kiev region, news | 0 comments

Below is the map with 88 settlements which has more that 1000 of Jewish popualtion according to 1897 census in Kiev Gubernia. Part of them were city but most was “classic” shtetl. More details and naming variants you can find below the map. Some names was changes and some shtetls disappeared but on the map mentioned real Pre-Revolution name. Hostoml (Polish), Hostomla, Ostomla (Alternative Name), Гостомель – Gostomel, Gostomel’ (Russian), Гостомель – Hostomel, Hostomel’ (Ukrainian), Остромир – Ostromir, Ostromyr...

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