Zlatopol

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Zlatopil (from Ukrainian: "Golden Field", also as the Russian transliteration Zlatopol) was a small city in Ukraine, located about 80 km northwest of Kirovohrad. Since 1959 it is part of Novomyrhorod city.

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Before the Holocaust, Zlatopil was a prosperous very rich Jewish Shtetl. There was also a gymnasium (school) for rich people in Zlatopil. The Jews of Zlatopil served in the Russian army during World War I and suffered under the pogroms of 1918–1920. Those who remained in Zlatopil were killed in August 1941. After World War II the Jews who survived in the Red Army returned to Zlatopil and buried the Jews of Zlatopil in a common grave in the old Jewish cemetery of Zlatopil. Today there are almost no Jews in Zlatopil.

Some of the most famous Jewish families of Zlatopol are: Brody, Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, rabbis Elijah and Hillel Poisic, (the composer) Pokrass, and Zola.

Painter Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz was born of Polish parentage in Zlatopil.

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Coordinates: 48°47′N 31°38′E / 48.783°N 31.633°E / 48.783; 31.633