~ History ~
(Kopaigorod [Yid], Kopaihorod [Ukr], Kopaygorod [Rus], Copaigorod [Rom], Kopajgród [Pol], Kopajgorod, Kopayhorod, Kopai Gorod, Koprod, Kipared)
Kopaigorod is a small village in southwest Ukraine, in the region of Podolia, 41 miles southwest of Vinnitsya and 15 miles SE of Bar. There is barely a mention of Kopaigorod on Google. It is not included in the Wikipedia list of Shtetls of Ukraine. It does appear on maps of the 16th century but is probably older.
Contact me if you have been to Kopaigorod yourself, consider writing up a synopsis of your trip with photos and I will add it to our site.
We are thrilled that Mikhail Kupershtyn has written a book for us about the town of Kopaigorod. The book is titled The Jewish Town of My Life. The cost of translation to English will be around $2000.
This is a local history and biography where Mikhail describes the town of Sataniv, where his father came from, and the town of Murovani Kurylivtsi where he himself grew up, but primarily about the village and residents of Kopaigorod, where his mother came from and where his parents lived. Sataniv is about 150 km NW from Kopaigorod in Podolia, but in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast instead of the Vinnytsia Oblast. Murovani Kurylivtsi is very close to Kopaigorod, about 15 miles SW.
I have seen the manuscript in Ukrainian. It looks fantastic. Full of photos of buildings and people, with letters and newspaper articles. The book is around 373 pages long.
I feel this is so important. The book contains information that would otherwise be lost to us. For those with families that come from this area there may be important clues not only about family members who stayed behind, but about what life was like for those that lived in our shtetl.
To those of you that have contributed to this project already, thank you so much!
Please contribute what you can by donating via Jewish Gen — add your donation to "Kopaigorod Town and Vicinity" under the Project list.
If coming from the Jewish Gen homepage, click "DONATE" on the top right, select “Specific Projects”. On the right, under "JewishGen Research Divisions", click on "Ukraine" (near the bottom). Find "Kopaigorod Town and Vicinity", under project.