Berdichev - XXXII-26

  • Year: 1909
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Бердичев  Berdychiv [Ukr], Berdichev [Rus], Barditchev [Yid], Berdyczów [Pol], Berdicev [Rom], Berditchev, Berditchov, Berditschew,

Berdytschiw, Berdyciv 

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Brockhaus-Efron Jewish Encyclopedia  Berdychiv is historically and ethnographically part of the Volyn province. In the act of 1546, it is listed

as the village Berichikovo. As a property of the Tyszkiewicz family B. belonged to Poland and from the middle of the 16th century to 1793 was

one of the most significant Polish Jewish communities often called "Jerusalem of Volynia". It is difficult to say when Jews first appeared here.

There is a record from 1593 that "in a newly inhabited place Berdychiv in which there are only 140 houses, a mill was rented by the owner to

a Jew for one hundred kopecks per year, and a dam for one penny per a loaded wagon". In 1627 a Carmelite monastery was founded here

and in the charter of the monastery the B. settlement was already called a small town. During the 17th century there was no record of the

Jewish population of B. At the beginning of the 18th century when in B. there was already a considerable Jewish population, the kahal was

established. The owner of B., Teresa Zavisha, gave a privilege to the Jewish tailor's shop formed in 1732 according to which the rabbi having

no right to interfere in the shop business should judge its members in their disputes but the shop remained dependent on the Kagal and the

Jews had a right to appeal against the decisions of the shop and the Kagal court to the court of the owner. 

B. became a commercial center in 1765 when King Stanislav August founded there ten great fairs every year. In addition, Christian pilgrims

came here to worship the miraculous icon, which also contributed to the development of the local trade. The peaceful rule of Augustus III and

Stanisław Poniatowski and low duties on foreign goods contributed to the influx of merchants to B. The Jews then constituted a majority of

the local population. According to official censuses, there were 1220 Jews in 1765 (together with the Jews of neighboring localities, which

were part of the Berdychiv Kahal - 1541), in 1775 - 788 (in the entire Kahal - 1,053), in 1778 - 741 (1,108), in 1784 - 319 (1,870), in 1787

- 1504 (2,007) and in 1789 - 976 men and 975 women. (in the whole Kagal, 2,460). By occupation, the male population fell into the following

groups: 115 tinkers, 210 landlords, 65 merchants, 95 artisans, 76 servants, and 26 without a definite occupation.

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There is an extensive article at the Brockhaus-Efron JE linked above. 


Вел. Нижгурцы  Veliky Nyzhirtsi [Ukr], Bol’shiye Nizgortsy [Rus], Nizgórce Wielki [Pol], Nizgurtzy Bol'shiye, Velikiye Nizhgurtsy,

Velyka Nyzhirci, Bolshiye Nezgortsi

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Червоно  Chervone [Ukr], Chervonnoye [Rus], Czerwona [Pol], Chervonoye  

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Brockhaus-Efron Jewish Encyclopedia  Chervonne is a village in the Volyn province, Zhitomir county. According to the census of 1847,

the Jewish community of Chervonne consisted of 363 souls. According to the census of 1897 there were 2,638 inhabitants, among

them 711 Jews.


Белополье  Belopol'ye [Rus], Bilopillya [Ukr], Białopol [Pol]  

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Brockhaus-Efron Jewish Encyclopedia  Belopolye is a locality in Berdichev District of Kyiv Province. According to the census of 1847

the inhabitants of Bilopillya consisted of 1,237 souls; according to the census of 1897 the number of Bilopillya inhabitants was 2,619, of

whom 1,141 were Jews.