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Shtetls of Kherson gubernia

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in news | 3 comments

  All places with significant Jewish population in former Kherson gubernia on one map according to 1897 census. On the eve of World War I, more than 340 000 Jews lived in this area.     Get Directions Kherson 17492 Jews according to 1897 census (30% of total population) Берислав – Berislav (Russian) 2641 Jews according to 1897 census (22% of total population) Nikolaev 19555 Jews according to 1897 census (21% of total population) Александрия – Alexandriia (Russian) 3735...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Shtetls, Zhytomyr region | 0 comments

Norinsk is a village in the Ovruch district, Zhitomir region (Ukraine), first recorded in 1545. In the XVI-XVIII centuries, it was a shtetl in the Ovruch district of the Volyn voivodship in the Commonwealth of Lithuania. In 1793, it became part of the Russian Empire and until early XX century, it remained a shtetl of Ovruch uezd in the Volyn gubernia. According to the 2001 census, its population is 1,360 people. Some information in this article was provided by...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2018 in Shtetls, Zhytomyr region | 0 comments

Horodnytsa is a town in Novograd-Volynskyi district of the Zhitomir region. Its population was 5,470 in 2011. Before the revolution of 1917, Horodnytsa was a small town in the Novograd-Volynskiy uyezd of the Volin gubernia. Horodnytsa is situated on the River Sluch, 42 km northwest of Novohrad-Volynskyi and 121 km northwest of Zhytomyr. The small town initially belonged to the Korecki family and from 1651 – to Princes Chartoryski. In 1810 it passed to Princes Lubomirski, and in 1856...

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Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Shtetls, Zhytomyr region | 0 comments

Искорость – Iskorost’ (Russian), Коростень – Korosten’ (Ukrainian) Korosten (Iskorosten – by 1923) is a town, a district center in Zhitomir region. Since the 14th century it has been incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Since 1569 it has been a part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Since 1793 – a part of the Russian Empire. In the XIX – early XX centuries it was a shtetl of Ovruch uyezd, Volyn gubernia. Beginning Jews in Korosten were first mentioned in...

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Medvedovka (Yiddish Transliteration), Медведовка, Medvedovka (Russian) Medvedovka is a village in Chigirin district, Cherkassy region. In the XVI-XVII centuries it was a part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, in the early XVII century it got Magdeburg Rights, and from 1793 it was incorporated into the Russian Empire. In the XIX-early XX centuries it was a shtetl of Chigirin Uyezd, Kiev Gubernia.   In 1790 an 18-year-old rabbi, Rebbe Nachman and his family, settled in Medvedevka  surrounded by numerous Hassidim. In...

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Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Kirovohrad region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Pokotilovo is a village in the Novoarkhangelsk district of the Kirovograd region in the Ukraine.  In the XIX and XX centuries, however, it was considered a shtetl in the Uman Uyezd, and part of Kiev province. Beginning According to historians, the first Jews settled in Pokotilovo in the XVIII century. By 1897, more than half of its residents were Jewish. Reports differ on the number of synagogues or prayer houses that existed during the XIX century.  Some say two;...

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Kiev region, Shtetls | 2 comments

Vasilkov is a city in Kiev region with a population, as of 2013, of 36,672. Vasilkov was incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1686 and belonged to the Kiev-Pechersk Monastery till 1785. In 1796, it became a center of the Vasilkov uyezd of Kiev gubernia. In 1648, Vasilkov was conquered by chmielnicki’s cossacks who massacred its inhabitants, Jews and Poles alike. Since Vasilkov was annexed to Russia in 1686 no Jewish community existed there until the second partition of Poland...

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