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Learn about Kremenets: History, Maps, People, and Towns

Kremenets, Ukraine
Alternate names: Krzemieniec [Pol], Kremenitz [Yid], Kremenez [Ger], Kremenits, Kremenec', Kshemyenyets 50°06' N, 25°43' E

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History

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Kremenets in Jewish Encyclopedia, 1901

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Slownik Geograficzny: Entries for Vishnevets, Shumskoye, Oleksinets, & Kremenets

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Extract from "History of the Jews in Russia and Poland", by Simon Dubnow.

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Magnate ownership of Kremenets District towns
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Holocaust-Era Reports

The Kremenets Uprising, an extract from "The Holocaust of Volhynian Jews", by Shmuel Spector

"The Holocaust of the Jews from Krzemieniec in the year 1942", Jerzy Struminski (Caution ... this is graphic and extremely disturbing.)

Child Survivors of the Shoah (Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw) A list of 6 surnames of Kremenets child survivors of the Shoah. Obtained from the Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw) (PDF)

Maps

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Map of Ukraine, Kremenets Area 2009

This map is from the website www.lemko.org/atlas/atlas.html.  It divides Ukraine into 99 rectangular sections. Each rectangular section magnifies when clicked. In each magnified section, 1 inch = 5 miles. Kremenets is in the lower right of section 23.
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Map of Volhynia Guberniya, 1899
from http://www.angelfire.com/or/yizkor/gubmaps.html, modified by Michael Steinore

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Map of Volhynia Guberniya, 1929
This map shows district and subdistrict boundaries

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Volhynia, during WW2
Activities of Jewish resistance groups and partisan units in Volhynia during the period Autumn 1942 through the middle of 1943. This map shows major rivers, roads and railroads. It is from "The Holocaust of Volhynia Jews, 1941-1944" by Shmuel Spector, page 224.

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Topographical Map of Ternopil and Khmelnitsky Oblasts, 1942

This military map is in Russian. It shows key towns including Lanovtsy, Yampol, Belozerka, Teofipol Voronovtsy, Tichomel, Olshanitsa and many other towns. It is map M-35-077 from the UC Berkeley Maps collection

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Map of Kremenets street layout from YB-Stein

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Kremenets Street Map, Interwar Years (Obtained from the Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem)

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Modern Kremenets Street Map (2006) from the Tourist Brochure, "Kremenets Tourism: Historical Town of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian) 

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Relief Map of the Kremenets Hills, c.1883

Relief map of the Kremenets Hills. Scale 1:250,000. Shows Kremenets, Berejtzi, Pochayev, Vishnevets, Novyy Oleksinets.

Source: Reclus, Elisee, The Earth and its inhabitants, Europe, Volume V. NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1885.

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Street Map of Vishnevets, 1941-1942 (Word Doc)
This map appears on the flyleaf of Sefer Vishnevets. It was reconstructed and hand-drawn from memory by Moshe Segal, son of Hersh Matisis. It shows the town of Vishnevets with Jewish and other landmarks during the early Nazi-era, around 1941-1942.

Family Photos

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People

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Mark Kac, Mathematician (b.1914 in Kremenets, d.1984 in Los Angeles)

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Joseph ben Moses, of Kremenetz, 16th cent

YIVO Strashun Exhibit - Features Be'ur al Sefer Mitsvot Gadol (Commentary on the Great Book of Commandments)

Kestenbaum Auction announcement, December 2009 - Auction of Be'ur al Sefer Mitsvot Gadol . Expected price: $400 to $600

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Yitschak Ber Levinson (entry from Jewish Encyclopedia)

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Avraham Landsberg (entry from Jewish Encyclopedia)

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Isaac Stern, born in Kremenets (1920-2001)

Isaac Stern Biography

Isaac Stern, NY Times Obituary

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List of Rabbis from Concordance (pdf) (doc)
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David Katz, a Remembrance
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Wolf, Moshe, and Maurice Kagan

Towns in the Kremenets District (also visit the Maps section above)

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Slownik Geograficzny: Entries for Vishnevets, Shumskoye, Oleksinets, Kremenets

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Shumsk … Thanks to Howard Freedman

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Felshtin (Gvardijske/Hvardiske)

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Pochayev Burial Register, Har Jehuda Jewish Cemetery, Upper Darby, PA
(PDF File)

Data for 83 burials in the Pochayev Voliner Aid Society section of the Har Jehuda Cemetery Data obtained and contributed by Lisa Brahin Weinblatt for KDRG

Har Jehuda Jewish Cemetery Plot Map

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Kremenets towns in Cohen's Shtetl Finder
(Katerinovka, Kremenets, Lanovtsy, Novyy Oleksinets, Pochayev, Radyvyliv,
Velikiye Berezhtsy, Vishnevets,
and Yampol)

 
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