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Lyubar, Ukraine

4955' N /2745' E
205 km WSW of Kyyiv, 47 miles WSW of Zhytomer,
37 miles W of Berdychiv, 17 miles SE of Polonnoye

 

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Unidentified encyclopedia listing for Lyubar in German. Translated by Peter Lande.

Lyubar, small city in the Ukraine in Berditschev county. Jews lived here as early as the end of the 17th century. In 1702 Jews and Catholics fled Lyubar on learning the approach of the "Haidamaken" (translated as raiders). In the year 1765 Lyubar had 405 Jewish taxpayers. The Jews of Novy Ostropol were placed under the supervision of the Lyubar "Kahal" (Jewish council or rabbinate). In the year 1847 there were 3,770 Jews in Lyubar, in 1897 5,435 (43% of the population), in 1910 8,648, while in 1923, as a result of the war and post-war confusion, there were 3,038 and in 1926 4,146 (35.3% of the population).

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