Berdichev

Berdichev

 

a city in Zhitomir Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, on the Gnilopiat’ River (Dnieper basin) 43 km south of Zhitomir. Junction for railroad lines (to Zhitomir, Shepetovka, and Kazatin). Population, 60,000 (1968).

In Berdichev there is machine building (chemical engineering and machine tools), food processing (sugar, malt, and other factories), and light industry (a shoe factory and clothing factories). The city has a pedagogical institute and a machine-building technicum. There are pedagogical and medical colleges in Berdichev. Among the historical monuments that have been preserved are the monastery fortress of the Carmelites (founded in 1627) and the Polish Roman Catholic church in which Honoré de Balzac, the French writer, and Evelina Hanska were married in 1850. Berdichev was first mentioned in 1545.

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24) The scale of the operation was so huge that, for instance, in Berdichev, 60% of Poles living there were arrested by June 1938.
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He attended the liberation of the Ukraine and reported on the mass graves of Eastern Hebraicide, writing a prose monument to the horrors of Babi Yar and his own hometown of Berdichev, where his beloved mother perished, an event fictionalized with incalculable poignancy in the novel.
Born in Berdichev, Ukraine, on November 1, 1884 into a family of fervent Korshev Hasidim, he was traditionally educated.
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A Jew born in Berdichev, Ukraine, where some twenty thousand Jews are believed to have perished (thus the title of the book), he lived through the tribulations faced by any creative artist in the Stalin-Brezhnev years: the persecutions, the censorship, the imprisonments.
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Major organization : EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF BERDICHEV ZHYTOMYR REGION