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Emilchino and Stepanivka

Volhynia Gubernia

All the information, stories, and photographs on this page were contributed by Alex Kopelberg.


Emilchino and Stepanivka districts are within the Zhitomir region, and includes the following locations (in modern Ukrainian pronunciation):

Andriyivichy Kochichine Rikhalske Tayky
Annopol Krivotin Rudmya-Ivanivska Usolusy
Barashi (which was the district center by itself till 1962) Kuleshi Ryasne Varvarivka
Berezniky Mala Glumcha Serbo-Slobidka Velika Glumcha
Berezivka Medvedeve Serby Velika Tsvilya
Bobritsya Mikolaivka Seredy Velikiy Yablunets
Bolyarka Moklyaki Sergiivka Verivka
Budo-Bobritsya Nedelishche Simakivka Zelenitsya
Chmil Osivka Simony Yablunets
Emilchino Paranino Sorochen
Kiyanka Pidluby Stepanivka



Emilchino by Alex Kopelberg, copyright 2005



Stepanivka by Alex Kopelberg, copyright 2005


I believe that in many other villages of Emilchino district there lived Jewish families. I hope that archives, old newspapers, photos, stories of other people will add more to this very short essay. Let's believe that we will do it by common efforts. - Alex Kopelberg, November 2005

Links to articles about Emilchino

Memoirs of the daughter of an Emilchino Soviet-Jewish doctor

Interview with Rakhel Givand-Tikhaya (widow of author Noam Tikhiy (nee Shtilerman) of Emilchino)

Interview with Maria Reidman (Her family was from the Medvedovo village in Emilchino district and attended synagogue in Emilchino.)

Judy Malinowski is the coordinator for the Ukrainian Village of Emilchin for the American Historic Society of Germans from Russia. Emilchino was an important part of the settlement of Volhynian Germans who'd been largely forced out of the area in Soviet times. The two groups of "foreigners", Germans and Jews, are said to have had fairly good relations prior to that period. Judy is interested in being contacted by other researchers of the area of all faiths.

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