Minkovt'sy, Ukraine

Minkovitz (Yiddish)  מינקאוויץ

Minkowce [Pol],Myn'kivtsi [Ukr], Myn'kivci

Lat: 48° 51' N, Long: 27° 06'E

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Compiled by Barbara Ellman

Updated: Dec, 2015

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Barbara Ellman

Minkovt'sy is situated 60 km northeast of Kamenets-Podolskii, on the way to Vinnitsa.  

The town is located in the broad valley surrounded by high hills, on the banks of the

Ushitsa river (a tributary of the Dnestr), on the road between Dunaevtsy (21 km)

and Novaia Ushitsa (13 km).


                                            Minkovitz Synagogue

Built in 1776, the big wooden synagogue was located on the bank of the Ushitsa River.  An ezrat nashim (women's gallery) was added later to the second level.  The walls and cupola were decorated with frescos, some included prayers and psalms.  The frescos included symbolic mystical depictions of a battle between a lion and a unicorn and a carriage passing through the gates
and other representations of Paradise.


         1908 Map of Minkovitz area


Visit to Minkovt'sy

      Thanks to Joan Adler and Bobbi Furst for providing a trip report of their visit to our ancestors home

Book about Minkowitz

Spoon from Minkowitz This funny, sad, thoroughly engaging book just came out to critical acclaim.  It is about Judith Fein's search for Minkowitz, and how it turned her life into a detective story and solved the mystery of where she came from and what remains of the world her grandmother left behind.

The book was published in Jan, 2014. (Click on the book's image to connect to Amazon to order)

Photos by Judith's husband, Paul Ross are located on the Photos page.

Searchable Databases

      Click the button to show all entries for Minkovt’sy in the JewishGen Ukraine Database. (About the JewishGen Ukraine Database).

      JewishGen "All Ukraine Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases: Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much much more.
International Jewish Cemetery Project
Photos of the cemetery are found on the Photos page

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