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Shchadryn (Scadryn), Belarus

Last updated September 23, 2012

The Founding and Death of Jewish Shchedrin

Bet Hatefusoth Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, March 2000


Shchedrin, town in southeast Bobruisk Oblast, Belorussian SSR.

In 1841, Chayyim Golodetz, a timber dealer, established a Jewish colony on the estate of Shchedrin. Some of the settlers engaged in general agriculture and some in the timber business of the Golodetz family. In 1897, there were 4,022 Jews in Shchedrin (95% of the total population of the town), about 40% of them engaging in agriculture. A decline in the Golodetz family resulted in a general emigration from the town.

In 1926 there were 1,759 Jews (91% of the total population) in Shchedrin. The Soviet government attempted to develop agriculture and in 1930 over half of the 380 remaining Jewish families were engaged in that occupation, about half of them living on the Kolkhoz, Sotsialistishe Veg ("Socialist Way", in Yiddish).

With the German occupation in 1941, all Jews of Shchedrin were killed.

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Schedrin ReunionsHistory of the Family GolodetzEvolution of Names

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