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Zvenigorodka

Posted by on Лют 14, 2017 in Kiev region | 0 comments

Zvenigorodka is a city and district center in Cherkassy region. The city’s estimated population is 17,400 (as of 2016). It was first mentioned in historical record in 1545. According to another version it existed during the Kievan Rus period. In 1569 Zvenigorodka was in Kiev district, Kiev province in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was incorperated into  the Russian Empire in 1793. In the XIX – early XX centuries Zvenigorodka was a district town of Kiev gubernia. Beginning In 1765, there...

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Buky

Posted by on Лют 8, 2017 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Buky is a small town in Mankovka district, Cherkassy region. The town’s estimated population is 2,134 (2007). Since 1793 it’s been a part of the Russian Empire. In the XIX – early XX centuries, it was a shtetl of Uman district, Kiev province. Beginning The first mention of Buky in historical record was in 1554. In the early 18th century a synagogue was built in Buky and two more ones in the late XIX. In the 1740’s, count Kiselev sold...

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Liantskorun

Posted by on Січ 29, 2017 in Khmelnytskyi region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Zarichanka (Liantskorun by 1947), is a village in Chemerovtsy district of the Khmelnitskiy region. The village is located on the river Zhvanchik and the tributary Letavka. In 1793 it was incoperated into the Russian Empire. By the late XIX – early XX century it was a shtetl in Kamenets district of Podolye province. In 1923-1928 it was a district center. According to the census of 2001 its population was 892 people. In 2000 a local resident Ruslan Kozak (born in 1979)...

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Stepantsy

Posted by on Січ 26, 2017 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Stepantsy is a village located in Kaniv district of Cherkassy region. The villag’s estimated population is 2,770 (as of 2007). In XIX – beginning of XX century it was village of Kaniv uezd of Kiev gubernia. Beginning The first mention of Jews in Stepantsy dates back to 1765, when 12 people lived here. In 1845, Stepantsy was bought by Rogozinskiy for his daughter Antonina. She was married to Liudvik Klementyevich Khamets. By 1863, the local population consisted of 2,370...

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Lysianka

Posted by on Січ 25, 2017 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Lysianka is district center in Cherkassy region, Ukraine. The city’s estimated population is 8,161 (as of 2001). In the XIX – early XX centuries, it was a shtetl in Zvenigorodka district of Kiev province. Beginning Jews appeared in Lysianka in XVII century. In 1702, The Haydamaky rebels killed almost all the Jews in Lysianka. The Jewish population of Lysianka suffered a lot in 1768 during the period “Koliyivshchyna”. Burials in the Jewish cemetery which date back to 1761 prove the existence...

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Tagancha

Posted by on Січ 24, 2017 in Cherkasy region, Shtetls | 0 comments

Tagancha is a village in Ukraine in Kanev district, Cherkassy region. The settlement’s estimated population is 1,413 (as of 2001). In XIX – beginning of XX century it was a shtetl of Kanev Yezd of Kiev Gubernia. Beginning Tagancha first appears on the map of the territory adjusted to Kiev in the early XV century. We can assume that Jews appeared in Tagancha at the beginning of the XVI century but there isn’t any documentary evidence. During Bohdan Khmelnitskiy’s...

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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%...

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