Old Website Town Pages
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Ekaterinoslav was named for Czar Catherine - "Catherine's City". After the revolution of 1917, not only were the Czars overthrown, so was everything they stood for. So the city was renamed Dnepropetrovsk, because it was on the Dneiper River. Because my ancestors knew it as Ekaterinoslav, we'll generally use that name on this website.
Ekaterinoslav is in the center of the Ukraine, on the Dnieper River. The Dnieper river runs south all the way from Dorogobuzh, Russia, northeast of Belarus, through Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine to the Black Sea.
My Visit To Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine (Dnepropetrovsk)
with an excerpt from
the "Memoirs of Aunt Clara Chernoy Katzel"
My paternal great aunt, Clara Katzel (1896-1990), was everyone's Aunty.
So, when she went to the Jewish Home to live in 1986, I visited her
frequently. During our many conversations I realized that I didn't
know anything about my family who had lived until 1912 in Ekaterinoslav,
(then) Russia. Since she was the oldest remaining relative, I began
taping a series of interviews which lasted from 1986-1990 when she
died at the age of 94.
These "memoirs" which consisted of 8 hours of tape have since been
put into a "book" and distributed to our family. Read the rest of the story here.
Ekaterinoslav in Postcards
The following photos are courtesy of Gayle Schlissel Riley.
Marv Brooks sent these images of one of the Ekaterinoslav
Ekaterinoslav railway station