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    • 18/10/2021

      Jews in Penza, Russia

      Penza is the center of the region of the same name in Russia. The city was founded in 1663. Penza was beyond the Pale of Settlement. Jews have appeared as soldiers, visiting merchants or visiting artisans since the 18th century. In the funds of the local archive, a document from 1791 was preserved o

    • 10/10/2021

      Jews in Saint Petersburg, Russia

      St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and the second city in terms of Jewish population after Moscow. Founded at the beginning of the 18th century. Until the first half of the 18th century, only baptized Jews could stay in the city. There are known cases of burning (1738) and repres

    • 10/10/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Pugachyov, Saratov region, Russia

      Pugachyov is the administrative center of the eponymous district of the Saratov region. Founded in 1764. Until 1918, it was called Nikolayevsk. It received the status of a city in 1835. Nikolayevsk was not part of the Pale of Settlement. Jews appeared in the city in the second half of the 19th ce

    • 05/10/2021

      Jews in Chernivtsi, Ukraine

      Chernivtsi is the center of the region of the same name in Ukraine. The city was founded in the XII century. Until the 18th century, it was part of the Moldavian principality, then Austria. From 1918 to 1940 - part of Romania. The settlement of Jews has been known since the 15th century. Ashkenaz

    • 05/10/2021

      Northern cemetery in Ulyanovsk, Russia

      Northern cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city of Ulyanovsk. Has an area of ​​120 hectares. It is located near the village of Isheevka, therefore it has a second name - Isheevskoe. Located at Kinologicheskaya 3. In 2019, after the closure of the Zavolzhsky (Arkhangelsk) cemetery, it became

    • 28/09/2021

      Гетто в г. Черновцы, Украина

      В 1930 году евреи составляли 38% населения города. Здесь проживали 42,9 тыс. человек. В период с 1939 года и до начала советско-германской войны летом 1941 года еврейское население Черновцов возросло до 51,5 тыс. за счет беженцев. Сведений о количестве эвакуировавшихся не сохранилось. 5 июля 1941

    • 28/09/2021

      Jews in Ternopil, Ukraine

      Ternopil is the regional center of Ukraine. Founded as a private town in 1550 by Jan Amor Tarnowski. After the division of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772, it came under the rule of Austria. From 1809 to 1815, it was under the jurisdiction of the Russian Empire. From 1815 to 1918, under t

    • 14/09/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Ternopil

      Ternopil is the regional center of Ukraine, where Jews have settled since the 16th century. In the 19th century, they accounted for up to 50% of the local population. There are two Jewish cemeteries in Ternopil (in Poland and Galicia - kirikut) - "Stare Okopisko", dating back to the 16th century

    • 14/09/2021

      Jews in Yelets, Lipetsk region, Russia

      Yelets is the center of the eponymous district of the Lipetsk region of Russia. It has been mentioned in sources since the XII century. In the 18th century, it received the status of a city. From the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, it was the district town of the Oryol Governorate. Yel

    • 06/09/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Yelets, Lipetsk region, Russia

      Yelets was beyond the Pale of Settlement. Jews have settled in the city since the 19th century. According to the 1897 census, 764 Jews lived in Yelets. By the 1970s, the number of Jews had dropped to 0.2%. 195 Jews lived in the city. The Jewish cemetery appeared in the city at the beginning of th

    • 06/09/2021

      Jews in Staryi Sambir, Ukraine

      Staryi Sambir is a settlement in the Lviv region of Ukraine. In sources, it is known from the XI century as Sambir. Destroyed during the Mongol-Tatar invasion. Some of the townspeople moved to the town of Pogonich, calling it Novyi Sambir. Over time, Novyi Sambir began to be called Sambir, and the o

    • 31/08/2021

      Еврейский Петриков

      Петриков — центр одноименного района Гомельской области в Беларуси с населением более 10 тыс. человек. Согласно преданиям, основан в Х веке. По письменным источникам известен с XVI века, когда князь Юрий Олелькович построил деревянный замок, вокруг которого возникло местечко. Находился в составе

    • 31/08/2021

      Гетто в г. Тернополь, Украина

      Тернополь — областной центр Украины, в котором евреи селились с XVI века. В 1939 году на момент первой советской оккупации в городе проживало 18 тыс. евреев. К 1940 году еврейское население увеличилось за счет беженцев из польских земель, оккупированных нацистами. По подсчетам историков на момент

    • 25/08/2021

      Jews in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

      Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan with a population of over 1 million people. Founded in 1878 as Pishpek. From 1926 to 1992, it was called Frunze, then Bishkek. Ashkenazi Jews appeared in Kyrgyzstan along with the Russian colonial authorities. These were Russified Jews, oriented towards a secu

    • 25/08/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Romny, Ukraine

      Romny is a city in the Sumy region of Ukraine, where Jews settled from the beginning of the 19th century. The city's community reached its maximum size in the first decades of the twentieth century. Then Jews accounted for more than 40% of urban residents. By 1939, the number of Jews had dropped to

    • 16/08/2021

      Jews in Mumbai, India

      Mumbai (Bombay until 1995) is the second most populous city in India and the seventh most populous city in the world. Jews have been settling in the city since the 18th century. The Jewish population of Mumbai consisted of several groups: • Bene Israel According to legend, in the 2nd centur

    • 16/08/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Staryi Sambir, Ukraine

      Staryi Sambir is a settlement in the Lviv region of Ukraine, where Jews were allowed to settle since the 16th century. In the first decades of the twentieth century, they accounted for up to 80% of the city's population. The Jewish cemetery in Staryi Sambir dates back to the middle of the 16th ce

    • 09/08/2021

      Southwestern Cemetery in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

      Jews have been settling in Bishkek since the end of the 19th century. The Jewish community of Bishkek increased significantly in the 20th century with the advent of Soviet power and evacuation during the Second World War. The Jews did not have a separate cemetery. According to eyewitnesses, during t

    • 09/08/2021

      Jews in Romny, Ukraine

      Romny is the center of the eponymous district in the Sumy region of Ukraine. It is mentioned in sources since the XI century. Documentary evidence of the existence of the community in Romny dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. At the end of the 18th century, the Cossack Colonel Andrei M

    • 01/08/2021

      Холокост в г. Старый Самбор, Украина

      Накануне Второй мировой войны в Старом Самборе насчитывалось более 2 тыс. евреев. Нацисты дважды оккупировали город. В сентябре 1939 года немецкие войска вошли в город. Евреев, праздновавших Рош га-Шана выгнали из синагоги на рыночную площадь. Угрожая оружием, нацисты заставляли евреев, закутанных в