Bobrynets

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Bobrynets
Бобринець
City
St Nicholas Church in Bobrynets
St Nicholas Church in Bobrynets
Flag of Bobrynets
Flag
Coat of arms of Bobrynets
Coat of arms
Country Ukraine
Oblast Kirovohrad Oblast
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,991

Bobrynets (Ukrainian: Бо́бринець, Yiddish: בוברניץ‎) is a city in Kirovohrad Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Bobrynets Raion. Population: 10,991 (2013 est.)[1].

History[edit]

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Jewish population of the town was 3,500 inhabitants. During the Russian civil war (1918–1920), 160 Jews were killed during pogroms. Many left the city before the Germans occupied the area. In 1941, they were kept prisoners in a ghetto. At the beginning of 1942, 358 Jews were murdered in mass executions perpetrated in the nearby forest.[2]

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Coordinates: 48°3′28″N 32°9′29″E / 48.05778°N 32.15806°E / 48.05778; 32.15806