“Krymno” - Encyclopedia of Jewish
Communities in Poland, Volume V
(Krymno, Ukraine)

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Translation of “Krymno” chapter from
Pinkas Hakehillot Polin

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This is a translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot:
Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Poland, Volume V, page 179,
edited by Shmuel Spector, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

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[Page 179]


A village in Kovel province

Translated by Thia Persoff

Krymno village is situated by the shore of Lake Domashniya, about 25 kilometers southwest of Ratno; about 6 kilometers from the village is the Krymno train station, on the Kovel-Brisk line. Krymno is a very ancient village in the Ratno area. At the beginning of the 20th century, it had 2,698 citizens, including Jews. In 1920, soldiers from Balakhov carried out two pogroms against the village Jews and murdered 68 of them.

Between the two world wars, about 70 families lived there and had a study hall and a ritual bath. They made a living mainly in business but also in the export of agricultural products to the center of Poland.

In the July 1937 elections to the Zionist Congress, 35 persons took part: 26 voted for the Land of Israel Workers' Party, 5 for the General Zionists, and 4 for Mizrachi.

During the Holocaust, the Jews were kept in the village until fall 1942, when Ukrainian policemen took them out to pits and shot them to death.


Yizker-bukh Ratne: Dos lebn un umkum fun a yidish shtetl in Volin [Memorial book of Ratno: The life and destruction of a Jewish town in Volin], Buenos Aires, 1954, pp. 184-194.

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