Bershad

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Bershad
Бершадь
Flag of Bershad
Flag
Coat of arms of Bershad
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Vinnytsia Oblast
Raion Bershad Raion
Population (2015)
 • Total 13,038[1]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Bershad (Ukrainian: Бершадь, translit., Bershad’), is a town in the Vinnytsia Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the predominantly-agricultural Bershad Raion (district). Population: 13,038 (2015 est.)[1]

Bershad is home to the football club FC Nyva Bershad.

History[edit]

Before World War II, the city had an important Jewish community.[2] Many Jews worldwide bear a "Bershidsky/Bershadsky" surname referring to the town. Most Bershad Jews were murdered in the Holocaust during the World War Two Nazi occupation of Ukraine.[3]

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Coordinates: 48°22′22″N 29°31′57″E / 48.37278°N 29.53250°E / 48.37278; 29.53250