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    • 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

    • 08/02/2021

      Jews in Merkinė, Lithuania

      Merkinė is a small town in the south of Lithuania with a population of 1.2 thousand people. It was first mentioned in written sources under 1359. In the 16th century, the city received the Magdeburg rights. Then Jews began to settle in the city. A document about the litigation of a Christian with a

    • 04/02/2021

      Ghetto in Zhytomyr, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, there were more than 29 thousand Jews in Zhytomyr, who made up a third of the local population. With the outbreak of hostilities, some of the Jews were mobilized into the Red Army. About 20 thousand Jews managed to evacuate. At the time of the occupation on July 7, 1941

    • 27/01/2021

      Ghetto in Novograd-Volynskiy, Ukraine

      Novograd-Volynskiy is a city in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, in which, according to 1939 data, lived 6.8 thousand Jews, accounting for 28.8% of the local population. Due to the rapid advance of the German forces, the evacuation was not organized properly. The last evacuation train left at the

    • 27/01/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Novograd-Volynskiy, Ukraine

      Novograd-Volynskiy (Zvyagel until the 18th century) is a city in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, where Jews at the end of the 18th century accounted for more than 70% of the population, and until the beginning of the 20th century, their share in the population fluctuated within 50%. The first men

    • 26/01/2021

      Jews in Zhytomyr, Ukraine

      Zhytomyr is the regional center of Ukraine. The settlement appeared here in the second half of the 9th century, and the city was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1240. During the stay of the city under the jurisdiction of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Jews were officially prohibited from s

    • 18/01/2021

      Jews in Novograd-Volynskiy, Ukraine

      Novograd-Volynsky is a regional center in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine. Known in chronicles since 1256. Until 1795, it was called Zvyagel. The Jews in the village have been known since 1488. A document of the King of Lithuania Casimir Jagiellon about the transfer of taverns and fees to three Je

    • 15/01/2021

      Cemetery Yuzhnoe-1, Gomel

      Gomel is a Belarusian city known since the 12th century. As of early 2020, more than 0.5 million people live in it. There are more than 20 cemeteries in the city, of which only two are active. Cemetery Yuzhnoye 1, located on Ilyicha Street, belongs to completely closed cemeteries. Burials and sub

    • 04/01/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Chernigov, Ukraine

      As of 2016, there were 11 cemeteries in Chernigov. Only five of them worked. The Jewish cemetery is located on Lyubetskaya Street. It is considered the oldest surviving necropolis and the city's only confessional cemetery. The exact date of the foundation of the cemetery is unknown. It was establ

    • 04/01/2021

      Glukhovskoe cemetery, Noginsk, Russia

      Noginsk is a city in the Moscow region with a population of over 100 thousand people. Until 1930, it was called Bogorodsk. Glukhovskoe cemetery is the first suburban cemetery in the city. It originated on the eastern outskirts of the city behind the city's manufactures. It got its name from the v

    • 04/01/2021

      Holocaust in Malyn, Ukraine

      Malyn is a settlement in the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine. In 1939, Jews made up 32% of the population here. There were 3.6 thousand of them. The city was occupied a month after the start of the Nazi invasion on July 22, 1941. According to eyewitnesses, immediately after entering the settlement, a

    • 26/12/2020

      Jews in Malyn, Ukraine

      Malyn is a city of the Korostensky district of the Zhytomyr region. It is mentioned in sources since the 11th century. The name comes from the name of the prince of the Drevlians named Mal. According to another version, on behalf of the daughter of the ruler of Malusha. Malyn officially became the c

    • 26/12/2020

      Holocaust in Chernigov, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, 12.2 thousand Jews lived in Chernigov. They accounted for 17.7% of the townspeople. In August 1941, during the German offensive, the city was evacuated. It is known that before the railroad service was cut off, four trains with residents left the city. Then there was

    • 24/12/2020

      Ghetto in Berdychiv, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, about 23.2 thousand Jews lived in the city, who accounted for 37.5% of the local population. In 1941, at the expense of refugees, the number of the Jewish population of Berdychiv, according to historians, increased to 25-26 thousand people. Уже 1 июля 1941 года в гор

    • 21/12/2020

      Jews in Chernigov, Ukraine

      Chernigov is a regional center in Ukraine. In written sources, it has been known since the 10th century in the list of lands that paid tribute to the Khazars. At the same time, the first Jews appeared in the city. The existence of the community has been known since the 11th century. Also in written

    • 16/12/2020

      Jewish cemetery in Berdychiv, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

      Jews have lived in Berdychiv since the 18th century and by the end of the 19th century, they accounted for up to 80% of the population. There are two Jewish cemeteries in the city. The first arose at the end of the 16th-17th centuries and operated until the end of the 18th century. It was located on

    • 16/12/2020

      Jews in Berdychiv, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine

      Berdychiv is the center of the eponymous district of the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine. It is mentioned in written sources since the XIV century. In the inventory description of the owner of the city Fyodor Tyshkevich under 1593, a Jewish tenant of the mill is mentioned. Since 1712, it has been know