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Posted by on Jan 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 Khmelnytskyi uprising the local Jewish community was apparently annihilated. Jews settled in Khorol again in the early XIX century. According to archival data, in 1800, 44 Jewish peasants lived in the town. The revision in 1847 showed that there was a “Khorol Jewish Society” containing 78 people in the region. Jewish population of Khorol: 1897 – 2,056 (25% of total) 1926 – 2,089 (19,7%), 1939 – 701 (6.4%) 2016 ~ 10 Jews According to the 1897 census, more than 173,000 residents lived in the region....

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Posted by on Mar 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. Information about after-war Jews of Piriatin was provided by poet Velvel Chernin in 2019. Velvel used to come to Piriatin to spent the summer with his grandparents in the 1960’s. Beginning A Jewish community was first recorded in Pyriatyn at the start of the XVII centuryPyriatyn. At the time of ”Khmelnytchina”–a popular uprising led by Bogdan Kmelnitsky–, in 1648, the community was destroyed. By the end of the...

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Shtetls of Poltava Gubernia

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in news, Poltava region | 6 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. My locationGet Directions   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...

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Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Poltava region | 0 comments

Luben (Yiddish), Łubnie, Lubin, Łubny (Polish) Lubny is a city in the Poltava region. Serving as the administrative center of the Lubensky Raion (district), the city itself is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast. The current estimated population is around 52,600 (as of 1999). Beginning Jews settled in Lubny in the first half of the 17th century, under the auspices of the important Vishnievietski family. Jews defended the town during the Pavliuk uprising (1637–38), and 200 of them were killed during the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648–49, rabbi was burned alive. The Jews appeared again in Lubny at the end of the 18th century.  In 1865 there were 2 synagogues. From 361 in 1847, their numbers increased to 3,006 (30% of the total population) in 1897. The writer Shalom Aleichem served there as state rabbi in 1880–83 and Mair Shapiro in the end of 19th century. After...

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