Gorodok/Horodok, Ukraine

"Greiding", “Grayding” “Graydung”, “Graydunk” (Yiddish), (Hebrew) הורודוק

“Horodok” [Ukr] Городок , “Gorodok” [Rus] , "Gorodok-Proskurovskiy” [Rus], “Grσdek” [Pol]

Region: Podolia

Lat: 49°10’ N, Long: 26°34' E

Other variations of spelling or names found for Gorodok are:

“Bedrikhiv – Gorodok”, “Novo Dvor”, “Komkov”, “Grudok”, “Grudek”, “Grudek Podolski”, “Grudek Proskurovski”, “Griding”





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Compiled by Marc Goldberger and Steven Schreiber

Updated: June 2016

Copyright © 2013 Marc Goldberger and Steven Schreiber


Welcome to the Gorodok KehilaLinks page. The Co-Leaders of the Gorodok Research Group are Marc Goldberger and Steven Schreiber. This website is a work in progress. We hope you will feel free to contribute family histories, photos, memoirs and any other information or suggestions you may have.

Google Earth shows 5 towns in Ukraine called “Gorodok/Horodok”

·        Horodok, Khmelnytskyi oblast, Ukraine

·        Horodok, Lviv oblast, Ukraine

·        Horodok, Ternopil's'ka oblast, Ukraine

·        Horodok, Vinnyts'ka oblast, Ukraine

·        Horodok, Rivnens'ka oblast, Ukraine


Our research shows an additional 6 towns named “Gorodok/Horodok” in Ukraine.


There is also a Gorodok in Vitebsk Province, Belarus.


This website refers to the Gorodok/Horodok in the Khmelnytskyi oblast (province), which is part of the region formerly known as Podolia.


The spelling of Gorodok or Horodok is the same, with both beginning with the Cyrillic letter “Г”. The Russians pronounce the letter as  a “G”; the Ukrainians pronounce the letter as an “H”. Since the historical period that most involves the Jewish population is when the town was part of Russia, we use the name “Gorodok” in the rest of this website. However, it is essential to search on both names when conducting research on the town.


Some of the links on this website are to sources that are not in English. Our hope is to provide more translations in the future. In the meantime, the reader is encouraged to use Google “Translate” for an approximation of the meaning of the material.

View of Gorodok via Google Maps

Map of Gorodok and List of Neighboring Towns

Map of Gorodok (Source: Archive of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny 1919 – 1939)





Coat of Arms of Gorodok (Source: Wikipedia)


Gorodok Today (Source: NIKITAKIS-ARNOLD)

Gorodok (Ukrainian: Городок) is a city located on the Smotrych River in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Horodok Raion, housing the district's local administration buildings. Its population is 17,746 (2001). (Source: Wikipedia)


Jews settled in 1630 and by 1765, their population was 645. In the nineteenth century, Jews played an important role in the industrial and commercial development of the town during which time it became a district center. In 1897 the Jewish population was 3,194, 37% of the town’s total population of 8,632. By 1939 the Jewish population had decreased to 2,329 in 1939. 


The Germans captured Gorodok on July 8, 1941. Most of the Jews were executed at Yarmolinsky in fall 1942 along with other Jews from the region. Eighty-seven more were murdered in December 1942 and 16 more in January 1943. (Source:  The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust by Spector, Shmuel 2001, p. 446). Further details on the loss of the Gorodok Jewish population during the holocaust can be found here.


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