Gorokhov - XXIX-17


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Гороховъ  Horokhiv [Ukr], Gorokhov [Rus], Horochów [Pol], Horchov [Yid], Horkhov, Horkhuv, Horochiv, Horohiv

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Brockhaus-Efron Jewish Encyclopedia  Gorokhov,  (Horochow) - during the era of Polish rule, a city in the Volyn Voivodeship, Lutsk Povet. 

Jews settled in the early 17th century, if not earlier. The charter of Prince Grigory Lvovich Sangushko-Koshirsky, confirmed by King

Sigismund III in 1601, demanded that Jews be under princely jurisdiction and that the burghers “have nothing to do with them; a special

street fromthe marketto the school should be marked out for them, and a place for meat rows near the school should be indicated.” In

the same year, the prince leased the city of G. and other areas with all his subjects, “boyars and peasants,” and all kinds of income for

3 years for 40 thousand zlotys to two Torchin Jews. By the way, tenants were given the right to judge their subjects and even apply the

death penalty. G. subsequently acquired importance as the seat of the Volyn sejmik, or vaad (for example, in 1700). In 1765, there were

752 Jews in G. and 1023 in the Kahal district (including G.). These figures dropped in 1778 to 442 and 599, which is probably explained

by the events of 1768, but increased again in 1797 (597 and 965).


Свинюхи  Pryvitne [Ukr], Świniuchy [Pol], Svinyukhi [Rus], Svinech [Yid], Privetnoye [Rus], Sviniochi, Swinjuchi, Svynyukhy, S'vinyukhy  

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Локачи  Lokachi [Ukr, Rus], Lokatsh [Yid], Łokacze [Pol], Lokatchi, Lokach, Lekatsh, Lokache  

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