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Map of Bessarabia:
The Jewish Population before the 29 December 1930 Census

Translated by Sheli Fain




Counties No. of settlements in the county Number of people Percentage of total Jewish population in the region Percentage of the total population in the county
Orgheiev (Orhei) 25 19,566 9.5 7
Ismail 5 6,433 3.1 2.9
Akkerman 12 11,400 5.5 3.3
Beltz 24 31,916 15.4 8.3
Bender 12 16,954 8.2 5.5
Khotin 21 36,510 17.5 9.2
Soroca 26 29,510 14.3 9.3
Cahul 3 4,444 2.1 2.3
Kishinev 11 50,603 24.4 12.1
Total 139 206,958 100 7.2

bes001a.jpg 9 county capital cities
bes001b.jpg 7 cities and villages with 3,001 - 10,000 Jews
bes001c.jpg 29 settlements and villages with 501 - 3,000 Jews
bes001d.jpg 30 rural settlements with 201 - 500 Jews
64 rural settlements with 101 - 200 Jews (not marked)

[Title page]

David Vinitzky

Jewish Bessarabia and its struggles
Between the Two Wars 1914-1940


Volume A


The Zionist Library “Bessarabia Scrolls” Publishing

Jerusalem 1973 (5733)

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Dedication in Memory
Of my youth companion and faithful wife
On our short life's journey together
Manya, nee Drachlis
Who perished in the Transnistria Inferno, Bogdanovka, 2 Tevet 5702,
22 December 1941
And to our only daughter, 9 year old Shlomit,
She disappeared on the trail of affliction.
Both without a trace!

[Copyright page]

“Bessarabia Scrolls”: Public Committee

Tzvi Schwartz, Advocate, Chairman; Michael Landau, Vice-Chairman; Issachar Haimovich, Treasurer, David Vinitzky, Secretary, Josef Barafael, Miriam Bernstein-Cohen, K.A. Bertini, Eliezer Drachlis, B.I. Michali, Minister Nathan Peled.


This book was published on paper provided by the Hedera Paper Company, with their gracious assistance.


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