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    • 25/01/2022

      Jews in Moscow, Russia

      Moscow was founded in the XII century. From the 16th to the 18th centuries - the capital of the Moscow state. The first mention of Jews dates back to the 15th century. Jews appeared in the city as visiting merchants and doctors. Preserved information about the execution in 1490 of the Jewish doctor

    • 25/01/2022

      Jewish cemetery in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

      Jews have settled in Rostov-on-Don since the 19th century. By the end of the century, they made up 10% of the urban population. There were several Jewish graveyards in the city: Old cemetery Founded in the first third of the 19th century. Researchers wrote that the earliest burials in the

    • 18/01/2022

      Berkovetskoe cemetery, Kyiv, Ukraine

      The Berkovetskoe cemetery got its name from the Berkovets farm, which became part of Kyiv in the 1920s. The cemetery was established in 1957 and operated until 1986. The main entrance is located on Stetsenko Street. After the official closure, related subburials are allowed. Berkovetskoe cemetery

    • 18/01/2022

      Jews in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

      Rostov-on-Don was founded in 1749. After 47 years in the fortress of St. Dimitry of Rostov, which gave rise to the city, seven Jews-petty bourgeois lived. By 1800, there were ten. Over the next seven years, the number of Jews in Rostov increased to 94 people. Until the 1880s Rostov was part of th

    • 10/01/2022

      Baikove cemetery, Kyiv, Ukraine

      Cemetery in the Holosiivskyi district of Kyiv with an area of ​​more than 72 hectares. One of the oldest necropolises preserved in the capital of Ukraine. Founded in the 1830s in connection with the need to transfer burials from the territory allocated for the construction of the New Pechersk For

    • 10/01/2022

      Holocaust in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

      On the eve of the war, Rostov-on-Don was the third city in Russia in terms of the number of Jews after Leningrad and Moscow. It was home to 27 thousand Jews. With the outbreak of hostilities, the number of Jews in the city increased due to refugees from the front-line areas. According to German stat

    • 27/12/2021

      Jewish section of the cemetery No. 3 in Kharkov

      Jews settled in Kharkov from the end of the 18th century. The first mention of the Jewish cemetery dates back to 1799. At the beginning of the 20th century, Jews constituted 8% of the urban population. There is information that already in 1913, due to a shortage of land, the Jewish community acquire

    • 27/12/2021

      Ghetto in Kherson, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, 16.1 thousand Jews lived in Kherson. With the outbreak of World War II, the population was replenished by refugees. Data on the Jews of Kherson evacuated and drafted into the Red Army have not been preserved. The city was occupied by the Nazis on August 19, 1941. Alr

    • 16/12/2021

      Ghetto in Novaya Ushitsa urban-type settlement, Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, more than 3.5 thousand Jews lived in Novaya Ushitsa, accounting for more than 54% of the local population. Information about those evacuated and drafted into the army has not been preserved. According to eyewitnesses, many Jews refused to leave the settlement, rememberi

    • 16/12/2021

      Jews in Kharkov

      At the beginning of the 18th century, the Epiphany Fair was held in Kharkov. The appearance of the first Jewish merchants in the city is associated with it. By the 1780s, there was a small Jewish community headed by a rabbi. By the end of the 18th century, a Jewish cemetery was founded. At the be

    • 08/12/2021

      Ghetto in Kharkov, Ukraine

      According to the 1939 census, there were 130.2 thousand Jews in Kharkov, who accounted for 15.6% of the population. With the outbreak of war, the city's population increased to 1.5 million people due to refugees. 400 thousand of them managed to evacuate before the start of the occupation. Data on th

    • 08/12/2021

      Jews in Novaya Ushitsa urban-type settlement, Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine

      Novaya Ushitsa is the center of the district of the same name in the Khmelnytskyi region of Ukraine. Until 1826 it was called Litnevtsy. In sources it is mentioned from the 15th century as the possession of the gentry Senko. Since the XVI century. - under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth. In the

    • 29/11/2021

      Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine

      According to the military-economic information from May 1941, 215.7 thousand Jews lived in Kiev, accounting for 25.5% of the urban population. According to Yad Vashem, the number of Jews in Kiev on the eve of the occupation was 224,200. Accurate data on the number of those drafted into the Red Ar

    • 29/11/2021

      Jews in Kherson, Ukraine

      Kherson is the center of the region of the same name in Ukraine. Founded in the 1770s as a base for the construction of ships of the Black Sea Fleet. Jews appeared in Kherson from the moment of its foundation. According to some sources, the role in the founding of the city was played by the student

    • 22/11/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Kherson, Ukraine

      In Kherson in different years, there were two Jewish cemeteries. At the end of the 18th century, the authorities founded a city necropolis in the Zabalka region. The area received its name due to the fact that it was separated from the city by a ravine (gully in Ukrainian). The cemetery was named

    • 22/11/2021

      Jews in Kiev, Ukraine

      It has been known about Jews in the capital of Ukraine since the 10th century. A 30-line letter has survived about the fate of a member of the Kiev community, Yaakov ben Hanukkah, who ended up in a debt prison. Members of the Kiev community appealed to European Jews with a request to help ransom the

    • 19/11/2021

      Евреи в г. Енакиево, Украина

      Енакиево (Украина)— населенный пункт в Донецкой области. Возник в результате объединения сел Раздольское и Софиевка (основаны в 1783 г.) в период строительства Петровского чугунолитейного завода в 1898 году. Евреи появились при строительстве Петровского завода как купцы. Фотограф З. Июхвид делал

    • 09/11/2021

      Preobrazhenskoye Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Russia

      The Preobrazhenskoye Jewish Cemetery is located at 66 Aleksandrovskoy Fermy Avenue. It covers an area of ​​27.4 hectares. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, it was part of the city's Preobrazhenskoye cemetery, and then it was separated into a separate one. Burials were carried out from 18

    • 09/11/2021

      Old Jewish cemetery Ulyanovsk

      Jews in Simbirsk (the name of Ulyanovsk until 1924) settled in the first half of the 19th century. The Jewish cemetery is located along Robespierre Street. The necropolis was founded in 1843 on the northwestern outskirts of the city, not far from the city's slaughterhouses. 34 years later, the city

    • 28/10/2021

      Jewish cemetery in Chernivtsi

      Jews have been settling in Chernivtsi since the 15th century. The existence of the first Jewish cemetery has been known since the 18th century. The preserved Jewish cemetery was founded in 1866 by a decision of the municipality. The city authorities allocated a small plot and the Jewish community of