Polonnoye is located in Khmelnyts'ka Oblast (formerly Kamenets-Podolski
Alternate town names include:
shtetls are Poninka,
Novalabun, Baranovka, Lyubar,
Sudilkov, Shepetivka, Rogachev, Kamennyy Brod, Chudnov, and Starokonstantinov.
Jews from Polonnoye included the poet Peretz
Markish (1895-1952) and a number of prominent
Many descendants of Jews from Polonnoye continue to research this
shtetl and live in the United States, Israel, Canada, Russia, Argentina,
Australia, New Zealand, and Spain.
landsmanshaften included the Independent Poloner Kranken Unt. Verein,
Poloner Independent Aid Society, Inc., and the Poloner Relief Society.
Cemeteries, photos, and records from these expatriate groups survive.
resources and historical
references including two yizkor memorial books that document the
Jewish history of Polonnoye. The pre-Holocaust Jewish population was
approximately 5,500. Nearly all were murdered by the Germans during
World War II. As of 1999, approximately 100 Jews lived in the community.
Records show that Jews settled in the area as early as the 14th century
and that 10,000 people, including Jews and Poles, were killed during
the Chmielnicki massacres in 1648.
the best and most personal historical accounts are from individuals
who have provided personal
memoirs and memorabilia about their ancestors.
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