Defining Moments in Bershad - 20th Century
12 March 1917 - Tsar Overthown
20 March 1917 - Pale of Settlement abolished
Mid Winter 1919 - Dr. Weinfeld, 30, is killed in skirmish between Jewish Defense of Bershad and elements of Petlura's bandits (White Guard nationalists)
Holocaust - Bershad becomes the focal point for the massacre of the Jewish community in Vinnitsa
Traces of the Past
As the ancestral town of the Finelt-Weinstein-Lotterstein-Frantzuskij families , many stories about life in Bershad and nearby Ol'gopol were provided by my father, Aron Finelt, who along with his family left Bershad about 1917.
I invite fellow Bershader's to share their family stories here.