Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Romania, Volume 2
48°35' / 25°53'
Translation of Dorosauti chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Romania
Published in Jerusalem, 1980
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Dorosauti a village in Czernowitz district, 4 km from Vasilau
(presently Vasil'ou, 48°36', 25°50') and 7 km from Zastavna (48°31', 25°51').
Today it is within the borders of the Ukraine.
Number of Jews
Percentage of Jews in
Before World War II
The Jews of Dorosauti were a branch of Zastavna community and prayed in the
Vasilau synagogue. Most were merchants, primarily dealing in trading with
farmers. Twenty merchants made their living working at a water mill, and one
Jew owned the alcohol factory.
The rest of the population were Ukrainians and, before the Goga
Cuza government came to power (1937), there was a good relationship
between the Jewish and Ukrainian residents.
When Bukowina was annexed to the U.S.S.R. (1940), the Russians came into the
village. When the war between the U.S.S.R. and Romania started (June 1941), the
Romanians came back. Local Jews were sent to Ocna (near the border), and there
almost all of them perished, together with the Jews from Vasilau. The few who
survived were deported to Transnistria.
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