47° 06' / 32° 57'
182 km NE of Odessa
At the end of 1885 there were 104 families in the colony.
From the Encyclopedia Judaica:
The settlement numbered 86 families in 1810, and 165 in 1815 (416 men and 327 women). Additional families were transferred there in 1825, 1837, and 1841, and the settlement numbered 1,184 in 1849; 1,248 in 1897 and over 2,000 in 1926. Under the Soviet government, Bobrovy Kut was incorporated in the autonomous Jewish district of Kalinindorf and like the other Jewish settlements traversed many vicissitudes. It suffered years of hunger, was changed into a kolkhoz, and underwent "internationalization" (ie: admission of non - Jews). The Jewish settlers were often accused of being "petit - Bourgeois, " nationalists, or Zionists. Many of the younger settlers were arrested and deported, while most of the older ones left. It was completely destroyed during the Nazi occupation and almost all its settlers perished.
From the Hebrew Press:
Birthplace of Simon Frug 1860-1916 a poet in Russian and yiddish
Sources: WWWW: EJ
Research Contact: Chaim
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