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Shtetls of Volyn gubernia

Posted by on Сер 10, 2016 in news | 0 comments

We first appeared here about 500 years ago… On the eve of the first world war around 400,000 of our ancestors lived in over 100 shtetls of Volyn Gubernia. Most of Volyn shtetls are on this map     Nowograd Wolynsk, Zviagel, Zwiahl, Zwiahel (Polish), Zvihil, Zvil, Zvehil, זוויל ,זוועהיל, Zvhil (Yiddish), Новоград-Вол 9378 Jews according to 1897 census (55% of total population) Ovruc, Ovrutch (Yiddish), Owrucz (Polish), Ovruch (Russian) 3445 Jews according to 1897 census (46% of total population) ‎ Ostra, Ostraha, Ostre, Ostrog (Yiddish), Ostróg (Polish), Острог – Ostroh (Ukrainian) 9208 Jews according to 1897 census (62% of total population) Rovne (Yiddish), Równe (Polish),Ровно – Rovno (Russian) 13780 Jews according to 1897 census (56% of total population) ‎ Starokonstantinov 9212 Jews according to 1897 census (56% of total population) Новые Веледники – Novye Veledniki (Russian) 569 Jews according...

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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), Yusefgorod (Polish), Балта – Balta (Russian) 13235 Jews according to 1897 census (57% of total population) Bracław (Polish), Bratzlav, בראָסלעוו (Yiddish), Braslav (Formerly), Брацлав – Bratslav (Russian) – more details 3290 Jews according to 1897 census (42% of total population) ‎Winitza (Yiddish), Winnica (Polish), Винница – Vinnitsa (Russian) 11689 Jews according to 1897 census (38% of total population) Aysyn (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 (24% of total population) Zinkov, Zen’kov (Russian), Zienkow (Polish), Zin’kiv (Ukrainian) 1263 Jews according to 1897 census (12% of total population) Zolotonsza (Polish), Золотоноша (Ukrainian), Золотоноша – Zolotonosha (Russian) 2769 Jews according to 1897 census (32% of total population) Kobeliaki, Кобеляки (Ukrainian,Russian) 2119 Jews according to 1897 census (20% of total population) Konstantinograd – Красноград (Ukrainian) since 1922, Красноград –...

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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 (Formerly) 916 Jews( 46% of total population) Anatovka (Yiddish Transliteration), Гнатівка – Hnativka (Ukrainian), Игнатовка – Ignatovka (Russian), אנטבקה (Yiddish) 926 Jews( 85% of total population) Tahancho 953 Jews( 21% of total population) Dimer (Yiddish Transliteration), Dymir (Polish), Димер – Dymer (Ukrainian), Дымер – Dymer, Dimer (Russian), דימער (Yiddish) 984 Jews( 31% of total population) Moshny (English), Мошны (Ukrainian) 1022...

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Died last Jew in Medzhibozh

Posted by on Сер 30, 2014 in news | 0 comments

The last Jew in Medzhibozh Vladimir Semenovich Dilman died on August 16, 2014. He was 97 years...

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Weekly update

Posted by on Сер 16, 2014 in news | 0 comments

– added articles about Berezna  and Novgorod-Seversky – due to help of Anna Roizner  was created article about Izyaslav – added list of arrested Zionist activist in Priluki in the 1920’s – was added list of Priluki enterpreneurs from Russian Empire Business Directories by 1903 – amazing photos of shtetl’s building in Dunaevtsy were made by Pavel Zholtovskiy and Stefan Taranyshenko in the 1920′s-1930′s, you can see them here    ...

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Weekly Update

Posted by on Лип 14, 2014 in news | 0 comments

During last few months I changed website design and added different usefull features for more confortable reading. There were added many youtube video from Yad Vashem and other sources which related to certain shtetles. As a result of 2 visits in Chernigov Archiv was find and added to site list of Priluki synagogues and list of pogrom...

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Priluki bad news

Posted by on Жов 24, 2013 in news | 0 comments

Today died Lipin Pavel Grigorevich. For many years he was a Head of Priluki Jewish Community, conducted Jewish Holidays, oraganized sunday school for children and Yiddish classes for adults, organized Jewish cemetery cleaning, renovation of Holocaust mass grave in Pliskunovka Ravine and many many other things for Priluki Jewish community.   RIP  ...

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Jewish house in museum

Posted by on Вер 16, 2013 in news | 0 comments

During my last trip to Uzhgorod I visited local Museum of Folk Architecture near custle. Among different wooden buildings and household constructions of XIX century stand one pisant house with David stars on the roof. I haven’t recognize them unless museum caretaker point to them and said that it is “Jewish House” and belong to jewish shoemaker. On the small building’s description table I find that it was build at 1869 in village Rakoshine near Mukachevo and was bought during museum creation from peasant Kotsiban at 1969. On the door jamb were find lightly recognizable mark of destroyed mezuzah… It is obviously that last house owner was a Ukrainian and many unanswered questions appear in that moment. What happened with last Jewish inhabitans of this house? Are they still laying in unknown grave near their native village or turned...

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Pogroms book

Posted by on Лип 27, 2013 in news | 0 comments

I have get this book more than one year ago – “Jewish Pogroms of 1918–1921” by Ostrovsky, Z. – Moscow, 1926.  Today I cut 99 photos from it – Jewish victims, corps, self-defence units,  funerals… Many small snapshots of Great tragedy called Jewish Pogroms during Russian Civil War… This photos will be published in correspondence shtetl articles.        ...

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Bobrovytsia Jewish Cemetery

Posted by on Чер 21, 2013 in news | 0 comments

  During my last visit in Bobrovytsia I make this photo. It is not a simple field of local farm, it  is former Jewish Cemetery which was destroyed in 1980’s… 36 pogrom victims are still lying there in 6 graves since cold winter of 1921 and nothing remind here about this…    ...

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Priluki ghetto

Posted by on Тра 20, 2013 in news | 0 comments

Today is a 71-anniversary of Priluki ghetto elimination. In Pliskunovka ravine were killed 1290 Jews who survived during terrible winter 1941/1942. There  was women, children and aged people. Mans who can resist were taked from ghetto and killed at unknown place in months before and their graves still unknown… Due to efforts of the local Jewish Community a new monument was erected honoring the Jewish victims. As late as 2005 the plaque written in neutral terms commemorated only the “Soviet citizens”. In his memoir Priluki holocaust survivor Vladimir Entin, mentions an extraordinary case atypical to the nature of the Holocaust in Ukrainian. According to Entin during the Pliskunovka massacre a few young Ukrainian auxiliary policeman refused orders to shoot and kill Jews. The defiant Policemen were disarmed by the Germans, given shovels and ordered to dig their own graves. The soviet...

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Photo from Talne

Posted by on Тра 11, 2013 in news | 2 comments

I have get this photo from Titler Valentina Romanovna. She is a Head of last Jewish Community in Talne (It is only 20 members which are most retirees and seems that Jews will disappear in this small city in next 20 years and will end 400-years history of our presence on this picturesque piece of Ukrainian land). This photo was made during remains reburial ceremony of  Jews-specealist who were killed by nazi near butchery in April, 1942. I haven’t pay attention to this small picture more than one month but once I try to add it on site it start to be very symbolic for me… What we can see? Two coffins are on the truck with bones of last Jews who left in occupation. Few dozens of Jews who returned from evacuation are walking behind. And all this ceremony is on the front...

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New article

Posted by on Січ 1, 2013 in news | 0 comments

Chernobyl article was added.

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Productive day

Posted by on Лис 9, 2012 in news | 0 comments

So these was done today: – complete Uman article – add photo of synagogues in Talnoe – add jewish geneologic data for Chernigov , Belaya Tserkov, Berdichev and Polonnoe  Next steps will be: – create article for Lubny, Poltava district –...

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Berdichev

Posted by on Жов 29, 2012 in news | 0 comments

It takes more than 2 months to fill article about Berdichev.

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Talne description

Posted by on Лип 30, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Create page with info about Talne .

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New article

Posted by on Лип 27, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Article about Polonnoe created. It takes 3-4 days.

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Belaya Tserkov article

Posted by on Лип 10, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Article about Belaya Tserkov  practically сompleted.

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Last week

Posted by on Лип 5, 2012 in news | 0 comments

So last week was rather efficient. It was trip to Belaya Tserkov and much googling for creation a really cool article about this city. Finally I systematized a descriptions of Jewish Communities property all over Ukraine (more than 400 objects and obviously list isnt complete) which contain important info like first owner of some building, address, year of nationalization etc. Plan for a next few weeks: to complete Kiev and Belaya Tserkov articles, to make photo from Altman’s “Holocost Encyclopedia”, begin Berdichev and Medzhiboz...

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Interesting statistics

Posted by on Чер 26, 2012 in news | 0 comments

From 37  signatories of the Israeli Declaration of Independence on May 14, 1948 there were 8 persons which had been born in Ukraine – Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (Poltava), Rachel Cohen-Kagan (Odessa) Golda Meir (Kiev), Daniel Auster (Knyahinin, now part of Ivano-Frankovsk), Berl Repetur (Ruzhyn), Moshe Sharett (Kherson), Ben-Zion Sternberg (Czernowitz), Kalman Kahana (Brody). 28 from 37 persons were born on the territory of Russian...

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Article about Kiev

Posted by on Чер 24, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Creation of article about Kiev started. Too mach info and photos so will try to compose them...

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Statistic data from 2001 census

Posted by on Чер 20, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Recieved reply for my official mail from Department of Statistics, so now I have info about quantity of  jewish population in ukraininan cities in...

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Photo of Kaniv

Posted by on Чер 18, 2012 in news | 0 comments

It takes more than 2 hours to make normal article about  Kaniv. Find only 3 objects with photos and 1 without and this is not bad  as for place which I havent...

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New places

Posted by on Чер 16, 2012 in news | 0 comments

Recognized that info about communities isnt a problem, problems are photos and locations. So for example I know that jewish cemetery exist and wasnt destroyed but find photos of this cemetery is a big quest...

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First post

Posted by on Тра 27, 2012 in news | 0 comments

So I started my project 🙂 Idea was in head more than one year and now it became a real website. Decided to insert my birthplace as a first city , it is Priluki. Article now is very small but contain all places of Jewish Heritage on map, so i promise to add few photos of this places in next 2 days. All info about history of jews in Priluki which i have will be available on official web site of community which i should to do...

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