Yurevichi, Belarus

Rechitsa Uyezd, Minsk Gubernia

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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life

Spector, Shmuel, and Geoffrey Wigoder. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2001.

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Volume 3, Page 1477

Location

Yurevichi is located in the Polesie region of Belorussia.

Population

Jewish Population Total Population
Late 1700s Jews are first mentioned
1811 65
1897 1,2871) 1,5772)
1926 1,139

Schools

A Musar Yeshiva was active in Yurevichi until 1922. It was banned by Soviet authorities. A Jewish elementary school was opened in 1922.

Economy

In the early 1930s, 60% of the Jews were artisans. In 1930, two Jewish kolkhozes (collective farms) near Yurevichi supported 50 Jewish families.

Timeline

  • 22 August 1941 - The Germans occupied Yurevichi
  • October 1941 - Germans establish ghetto
  • 19 November 1941 - Between 200-250 Jews were murdered on the banks of the Pripet Rever.
  • 27 November 1941 - Another 200 Jews from the ghetto were murdered beside a pit near the town.
1) , 2) This population figure probably came from Jewish Encyclopedia of Brockhaus and Efron in Russian
sources/ejl/start.txt · Last modified: 2013/10/04 23:20 by Jon Jaroker