Berezuvatka, Berezovatka (modern name)
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Isrealovka Izrailovka Israilovka
48° 01'/ 32° 36'
There are modern Ukrainian Oblast maps that show Berezovatka at this location.
Berezovatka (Israilevka) is located 9 km Northeast of Ustinovka and 30 km East of Bobrinets.
Index to Names on AMS 1:250,000 Maps of Eastern Europe, Series N501. 1966 V.1 & V.2
Israilevka is on Map NM-36-11 Lat 48 01, Long 32 36 (the Index lists a Lat of 47 57 which is not correct).
Israilevka is on the, Edition 2 map of NM-36-11.
Today I have found what I believe is our Israelovka-Yaser, according to Max Baryshnikov, who wrote to Ukraine Sig:
We have read Your letter about Israilovka and this is what I found by the
1. I found 2 places with old names similar with Israilovka
A) Iz(s)railovka now Berezuvatka, Ustynivskiy rayon (region in
Ukraine), Kirovogrdaskaya oblast Ukraine.
B) Israilovka, now Grabarivka, today part of Serebrinci silska rada
(local authority), Mogilev-Podilskiy rayon, Vinnitskaya oblast, 24015
I'm attaching a map where the place (Berezuvatka) is shown from Microsoft Atlas Encarta (I have drawn it up). I have found it by a chance, when looking for my grandfather's friends birthplaces. If you try to find it, looking for "Berezuvatka" in you will appear near Jarkov. The information and the place are according to other facts I know at this moment. In the surroundings of the village there are a lot of little towns from were was originated the "Kherson Group" in which my family was included, they were from Israelovka-Yaser. The group were about 100 colonists families that arrived in Argentina in 1904/1905 under the Baron Hirsch's Jewish Colonization Association. They settled in Monigotes (some names published in Israelovka's site), a little town close to Moises Ville, and in Santa Isabel colony, a settlement near Concordia, Entre Rios province.
Today I know that my ancestors born in Israelovka were NOT originated in Vinnitskaya Oblast as previously shown in the site. They were neighbors and relatives and friends of those who integrated the Kherson group originated in Bovrinets, Novo-Paltovka, Berezovka, all places in Ustinovka (Ustynivskiy) region, Kirovograd (Elizibethgrad) province.
Mario N. Jeifetz
At the end of 1885 there were 76 families in the colony.
From: Livne, Zvi. 1965. Jewish Agriculturists on the Plains of Russia. Merchavyah, Israel. (Hebrew)
Here are my grandfather friends, born in Israelovka (Yazer or Iazer) and buried in Monigotes,
a Jewish colony near Moises Ville
" Memoirs left by a relative say she grew up in Izrailovka (she used various spellings), "and the Jews used to call it Yazev". She locates it near Bobrinets in the Kherson Gub. Her father on his citizen ship papers say he is from Izrailovka (Israelofsky on his papers) near Odessa."
Modern Map showing Berezovatka (formerly Izrailevka)
A detail map (in Ukrainian) – shows Berezovatka (formerly Izrailevka) in detail.
See lower left quadrant of the map, find – Б е р е зоватка
On MapQuest.com enter a Latitude of 48 01 00 and Longitude of 32 36 00.
Zoom in and you will find Berezuvatka.
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust
Editor - Shmuel Spector
This encyclopedia has information about two different shtetl of Israilovka.
Izrailovka (I) (1944, Berezovatka) Kirovograd Dist, Ukraine.
Articles on the web about Izrailevka and war crimes.
Web sites that mention Izrailevka
There are four record groups, birth, death, census, and marriage listed for “Izrailovka Colony” Kirovograd Oblast
Sources: Mario Jeifetz; WWWW: PHR1; Jewish Encyclopedia
JGFF Researcher: Mario Jeifetz; Barry Chernick
Research Contact: Chaim Freedman