Melnitse - מילניצע
included in the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG). Shtetlach were interwoven
together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked
by marriages, trade and marketing. They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher
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Variant shtetl names: Mel'nytsya-Podil's'ka [ukr], Mielnica [pol], Melnitse [yid], Mel'nitsa-Podol'skaya [rus], Mielnica Podolska, Melnitsa, Melnitse, Mielnice, Myelnitsa, Melnycja Podilska, Melnytsia-Nad-Dnistrom, Mielnica Nad Dniestrem
SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch
Administrative District: Borszczów
Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Mielnica
Circuit / Regional court: Czortków
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,429 (in 1880), 1,411 (in 1921)
- Latitude-Longitude: 48°37' - 26°10'
- Altitude: 895 feet
- 38.2 miles SSE of Suchostaw
- 69.6 miles SSE of Tarnopol
- 14 miles NNW of Borszczów
|History and Geography: |
- Before WWI (c. 1900) Mielnica was part of Galicia / Austro-Hungarian Empire. Between WWI and WWII (c. 1930) Mielnica was part of Poland·
- In present day Ukraine, Mel’nytsya-Podil’s’ka is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province) and in Borshchivskyi Raion (County/ District). Borschiv is the seat of the Borshchivskyi Raion (County/ District).
- Mielnica / Mel’nytsya-Podil’s’ka is located on the banks of the Dniester River.
- Translation of the Pinkas Hakehillot entry for Mielnica submitted by Eleanore Jeanne Andelman (z"l)
The People of Mielnica:
- The Tailor Shop by Eleanore Jeanne Andelman. The Tailor Shop follows the journey of individuals from Mielnica, and shows us a glimpse of life as it was in the old world and its transfiguration as they adapted to the American way.
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