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    • 13/05/2021

      Jews in Tukums, Latvia

      Tukums is a city in Latvia with a population of 17.5 thousand people. In 1795, together with the Courland Governorate, it became part of the Russian Empire. Then it received the status of a city from Catherine II. Jews received permission to settle in Tukums after its annexation by the Russian Em

    • 13/05/2021

      Jews in Odessa, Ukraine

      Odessa is the regional center of southern Ukraine with a population of over 1 million people. It was first mentioned in sources as Kachibey in 1415. Since the 16th century, the settlement has been known as Khadzhibey. In 1789, it was captured by Russian troops. Since 1794, an imperial decree was iss

    • 03/05/2021

      The Third Jewish cemetery in Odessa, Ukraine

      Odessa is the regional center of southern Ukraine with a population of one million, where Jews have lived since their official foundation in 1794. The first Jewish cemetery appeared in the city a year before its official foundation. Its area, according to local historians, was 2.68 hectares. The

    • 03/05/2021

      Jews in Klintsy, Russia

      Klintsy is a settlement in the Bryansk region of Russia. It was founded as a settlement of the landowner Ivan Borozdnya on the site of the Ukrainian villages of Glukhovka and Stodola in 1707. In 1782, by the decree of Empress Catherine II, the settlement received the status of a posad. Since July 19

    • 27/04/2021

      Central Jewish cemetery in Samara, Russia

      Samara is a city in Russia outside the Pale of Settlement. The Jewish population appeared there in the second half of the 19th century and ranged from 1.5% in 1897 to 4% in the 1920s. By the mid-1990s, it accounted for 0.67% of the townspeople. The Jewish cemetery appeared in the city in 1867. It

    • 27/04/2021

      Ghetto in Ovruch, Ukraine

      Ovruch is a city in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, where, according to the 1939 census, 3.8 thousand Jews lived. They made up 33% of the local population. Researchers believe that a significant part of the city's Jews managed to evacuate before the arrival of the Nazis. Some of the Ovruch Jews were

    • 19/04/2021

      Ghetto in Klintsy, Russia

      Klintsy is a regional center in the Bryansk region of Russia. According to the 1939 census, 6.5 thousand Jews lived here. Data on the number of those drafted into the Red Army and evacuees has not been preserved. Eyewitnesses of the events in their memoirs said that they did not want to leave, since

    • 19/04/2021

      Jews in Bershad, Ukraine

      Bershad is a settlement in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. Since 1966 - a city. Founded in 1459 as a fortress on the southern border of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1617, at the request of the Turks, the fortress was burned down, and the population was resettled to the other side of the Dohna R

    • 12/04/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Ovruch, Ukraine

      Ovruch is a city in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, where Jews have lived since the 18th century. In 1918, their share in the population was 66%. By the end of the 1970s, it had dropped to 7%. In the 21st century, several dozen Jews lived in the city. According to sources, there were two Jewish c

    • 06/04/2021

      Jews in Haisyn, Ukraine

      Haisyn is a city in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine. The settlement has been mentioned in historical documents since 1545. In 1600 it received city privileges. There is little information about the Jewish community before the 18th century. It is known that the Jews of Haisyn suffered during the Upri

    • 02/04/2021

      Евреи в г. Самара, Россия

      Самара — областной центр в Российской Федерации с населением более 1 млн человек. Город основан в 1568 году. Поскольку земли, на которых расположен город, входили в состав Хазарского каганата, среди местных евреев популярна легенда о том, что Самара названа в честь израильской Самарии. Однако исслед

    • 30/03/2021

      Гетто в г. Одесса, Украина

      По данным переписи 1939 года в городе насчитывалось 180 тыс. евреев. Они составляли почти треть городского населения. В первые дни войны еврейское население Одессы пополнилось за счет беженцев из других регионов. По подсчетам исследователей от 80 до 90 тыс. евреев смогли эвакуироваться. Евреи приним

    • 25/03/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Haisyn, Ukraine

      Haisyn is a city in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, where Jews have lived since the 18th century. At the end of the 19th century, they accounted for more than 50% of the population. By the end of the 1939s, their share in the population had dropped to 30%. According to local historians, there we

    • 18/03/2021

      Ghetto in Haisyn, Ukraine

      Haisyn is a settlement in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, in which, according to the 1939 census, 4.1 thousand Jews lived. They constituted 27.7% of the local population. Information about the number of those called up to the Red Army and evacuated has not been preserved. Nevertheless, there is

    • 11/03/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Bershad, Ukraine

      Bershad is a city in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, where Jews from the end of the 19th century to the end of the 1930s accounted for more than 70% of the population. There are two Jewish cemeteries in the city. The old one operated in the 17th - 19th centuries. It is known for the fact that at

    • 09/03/2021

      Ghetto in Bershad, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, 4.2 thousand Jews lived in Bershad, who accounted for 74% of the population. Data on the number of those evacuated and drafted into the Red Army has not been preserved. According to eyewitnesses, in the summer of 1941, German troops attacked quickly, blew up the bridge

    • 01/03/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Klintsy, Russia

      Klintsy is the center of the eponymous district of the Bryansk region of Russia. According to local historians, the first Jewish cemetery appeared here in the 1860s and existed until the 1930s. It was later demolished and no trace of it remained. A new Jewish cemetery appeared in the 1930s and ha

    • 16/02/2021

      Ghetto in Merkinė, Lithuania

      Merkinė is a city in the Alytus county of Lithuania, where a significant Jewish community lived. In the interwar period, there were seven Jewish primary schools in the city, a Jewish bank with 325 depositors. Jews owned over 140 shops, five pubs, one inn, a brick factory, and craft workshops. Aft

    • 15/02/2021

      Cemetery Yuzhnoe 2, Gomel

      One of 20 cemeteries in Gomel located along the Chernigov highway behind the village of Tsagelnya. Now, the cemetery is closed, but subburials are allowed on it. The Jewish sector of the cemetery occupies approximately 70% of the territory. It is located in the central part of Yuzhnoye 2. Accordi

    • 15/02/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Zhytomyr

      Officially, Jews received the right to settle in Zhytomyr from the beginning of the 18th century. By the end of the century, they accounted for a third of the population, and by the end of the 19th century already 46%. According to local historians, at the end of the 18th century there were three ce