Bykhaw (Belarusian: Бы́хаў, Łacinka: Bychaŭ, pronounced [ˈbɨxaʊ]) or Bykhov (Russian: Бы́хов, Polish: Bychów, Yiddish: Bihov ,ביחאָוו, Lithuanian: Bychavas) is a town in the eastern Belarusian voblast of Mahilyow. It is located 44 km south of Mahilyow (Mahilyou) on the Dnieper River (Dniapro), and is the administrative center of the Bykhov Raion. As of 2009, its population was 17,031.
Bykhaw is known for its 17th-century synagogue. During WWII, the German occupation began on July, 4, 1941.
The Jews of Bykhov were killed in two mass shootings in September and November of 1941. According to the German and Soviet archives, there were 4600 Jews from Bykhaw who were shot in Voronino.
- Численность населения областей и районов: Могилевская (PDF) (in Russian). Национальный статистический комитет Республики Беларусь. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
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- Bykhaw. Synagogues
- Places of interest and photos of Bykhaw on Radzima.org
- Jewish Encyclopedia
- The murder of the Jews of Bykhaw during World War II, at Yad Vashem website.
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