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    • 27/02/2024

      Oscar Strok. Latvia.

      One of the most famous Jews in Latvia, Oscar Strok, is rightly called the “King of Tango.” Oscar Strok was born on January 6, 1893 in Daugavpils, in the city of Dinamburg, which later became Dvinsk. His father was a famous musician at that time and led one of the klezmer ensembles that performed tr

    • 03/01/2024

      Jews of Vyshny Volochyok

      Vyshny Volochyok was founded on the Valdai Hills, on its northeastern outskirts. The city is located on the Tsna River. At different times it had different status - just a city (since 1770), the district center of the Tver province of the Russian Empire (XIX century - early XX century), the regional

    • 03/01/2024

      Похороны еврея

      После очищения и облачения покойника членами Хевра Кадиша, его везут на еврейское кладбище, чтобы предать земле. Усопшего следует захоронить как можно скорее, поскольку Тора гласит: «Обязательно похорони его в тот же день». Умерших нельзя хоронить в субботу и праздники, поэтому обряд погребения сове

    • 03/01/2024

      Шива

      После погребения покойника скорбящие приходят в его дом, чтобы исполнить шива — семидневный траур. Шива начинается с момента, когда скорбящие покинут территорию кладбища. В доме усопшего они снимают обувь и садятся прямо на пол или очень низкую скамейку. Также в доме, где будет соблюдаться шива,

    • 03/01/2024

      Shloshim, 30th day and anniversary

      On the morning of the last day of seven days of mourning, when shiva ends, those mourning the deceased must take off the clothes they were wearing during kriah (tearing the lapel or collar as a sign of grief) and put on everyday clothes, which should not be new. After the shiva is over, mourners can

    • 03/01/2024

      Antopol ghetto

      According to archival data, in 1940 the Antopol Jewish community numbered about 1,500 people - approximately half of all city residents. With the outbreak of the war, refugees from Poland and other European countries poured into the city, so the Jewish population of Antopol and nearby villages in 19

    • 03/01/2024

      Jews in Antopol

      The town is located in Western Polesie, in the current Brest region of Belarus. At different times it was under the jurisdiction of Poland and the Russian Empire. According to historical data, Jews were seen in Polesie back in the 14th century, however, their active settlement in Antopol itself was

    • 03/01/2024

      Еврейский город Балта

      Сегодня Балта входит в состав Одесской области Украины, но некогда он принадлежал и другим странам. Первые сведения о балтских евреях относится к началу XVI века, когда город был приграничьем между Турцией и Речью Посполитой. В 1791-м он вошел в состав Российской империи, а в 1797-м, после объединен

    • 03/01/2024

      Кладбище в Бобринце

      Точных сведений о том, когда в уездном городе Бобринец Херсонской губернии было организовано кладбище для захоронения евреев, нет. Киркут — кладбище, на котором производится захоронение умерших по еврейским традициям, является одной из святынь еврейского народа. Поэтому его создание становится одним

    • 03/01/2024

      Bragin: Jewish history

      In Bragin, a small town in the Gomel region (Belarus), few local residents live today. Most of the Bragin residents were resettled or left after the Chernobyl disaster, so now the town is inhabited mainly by those who were also evicted from the surrounding villages. For this reason, and also due to

    • 03/01/2024

      Еврейское кладбище Волгограда

      Сегодня старое еврейское кладбище Волгограда закрыто для захоронений. Несмотря на то, что местные власти многие годы не предпринимают действий по поддержанию его в надлежащем состоянии, кладбище не осталось без присмотра еврейской общины города. В иврите кладбище обозначают словами «бейт хаим», что

    • 03/01/2024

      Jewish Dubăsari

      According to historical data, this small Bessarabian town, founded in 1792, was originally built as a Russian fortress on the banks of the Dniester River. When the borders of the empire moved far ahead, Dubăsari lost its importance as a fortress and became one of the centers of trade in Transnistria

    • 03/01/2024

      Jewish cemeteries in Dubăsari

      In Dubăsari, at different times, the Jewish community founded two cemeteries. The oldest was on the site of the current Kotovskogo Street. But it has long been destroyed and built up. The exact date of its founding is unknown, but, as local old-timers testify, the date “1616” was engraved on the old

    • 03/01/2024

      Jewish cemeteries in Dubăsari

      In Dubăsari, at different times, the Jewish community founded two cemeteries. The oldest was on the site of the current Kotovskogo Street. But it has long been destroyed and built up. The exact date of its founding is unknown, but, as local old-timers testify, the date “1616” was engraved on the old

    • 03/01/2024

      Ghetto in Zvenyhorodka

      The occupation of Zvenyhorodka, a small regional center in the Cherkassy region, which before World War II belonged to the Kyiv region, began at the end of July 1941. As in other occupied territories, in the very first days of the occupation the Nazis began implementing their program to exterminate

    • 03/01/2024

      Jewish Zvenyhorodka

      Zvenyhorodka is a small regional center in the Cherkasy region. In the 19th and early 20th centuries it was a district town in the Kyiv province of the Russian Empire. According to the census in the mid-19th century, 2 340 Jews lived in the town. Almost all trade and small industrial enterprises wer

    • 03/01/2024

      Jewish cemetery of Zvenyhorodka

      The Jewish cemetery in Zvenyhorodka, a small town in the Cherkasy region, is one of the oldest kirkuts in the region. According to some information, it was founded at the beginning of the 18th century. Despite the ancient history, even today a number of intact matzevahs have been preserved in the ce

    • 03/01/2024

      Călărași: Jewish heritage

      The town was founded in 1716 and since 1812 was part of Russia. According to the censuses of the Russian Empire, in 1847 there were only about 300 Jews in Călărași, while in 1897 there were already 4,593, which accounted for 89% of all its inhabitants. That is, it is safe to say that Călărași of tha

    • 03/01/2024

      Евреи в Кирове

      Город Киров сегодня является административным центром одноименной области России. Однако такое название он заимел только в 1934 году, когда тогдашнее название «Вятка», существовавшее еще с 1780 года, предпочли имени убитого советского функционера. Стоит отметить, что это уже третье название города —

    • 03/01/2024

      Jews of Klimavichy

      There is no reliable historical data on when Jews settled in Klimavichy, a small regional center in the Mogilev region (Belarus). In the 1764 census conducted by the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (Klimavichy was then in its possession), no mention of Jews was found. The first documentary references