Beryl Segal, Orinin, My Shtetl.


Beryl Segal describes turn of the century life in his community, now in present day west Ukraine. Located just 10 miles

from Kamenets-Podolsk it was very close to the border of Austrian Galicia. The writer gives a balanced account of the

pleasures and hardships of day to day life. This is not an idealized shtetl but a frank account, some of which can be

associated or understood with this Russian military map from 1917; the Jewish cemetery has been colored in blue.


We are thankful for the permission of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association.



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