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Tsebrykove is located in Odessa Oblast
Tsebrykove is located in Ukraine
Location within the Ukraine
Coordinates: 47°8′47″N 30°6′27″E / 47.14639°N 30.10750°E / 47.14639; 30.10750
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Odessa Oblast
Raion Velyka Mykhailivka Raion
Founded 1819
 • Mayor Tetjana Matros
 • Total 5.87 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,854
 • Density 499.83/km2 (1,294.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 67131
Area code(s) +380 4859
Vehicle registration BH

Tsebrykove (Ukrainian: Цебрикове; Russian: Цебриково, German: Hoffnungstal) is an urban-type settlement with some 2,900 inhabitants in the Velyka Mykhailivka Raion, Odessa Oblast in Ukraine. It is located about 80 km (50 mi) east of Tiraspol and about 140 km (87 mi) northwest of Odessa. Population: 2,854 (2015 est.)[1]


Before World War II Tsebrykove was known as Hoffnungstal, Гофнунгсталь, and was populated by Germans.[2] Hoffnungstal was founded in 1819 by Swabian settlers who were granted land. Some of them were Zionists who intended to go on to Palestine and settle there but were refused entry by Turkey. Some of that group settled in the Ukraine and some in Georgia.[3] There is an active group of Germans from Russia who study the history of the area.[4] Residents of Hoffnungstal supported the Whites during the Russian Civil war and the town was bombarded by artillery mounted on railway cars.[5] The struggle over collectivization resulted in many deportations and deaths including a number of people shot on the front steps of the Lutheran church in 1937.[6] Nearly all[7] of the remaining Germans left with the retreating German army during World War II. Many German immigrants from Tsebrykove to the United States homesteaded about 12 miles northwest of Burlington, Colorado in the "Russian Settlement."[8]

On 7 March 1923 Tsebrykove Raion with the administrative center in Tsebrykove was established.[9] On 30 December 1962 Tsebrykove Raion was abolished and merged into Velyka Mykhailivka Raion.

Notable persons[edit]

  • Georg Leibbrandt (1899–1982), scholar and politician in the Nazi Party, born in Hoffnungsfeld, a "daughter" colony of Hoffnungstal
  • Immanuel Winkler (1886–1932), parish priest from 1911 to 1918
  • Igor Levitin (1952–), Russian politician

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Волости и важнейшие селения Европейской России [The Most Important Towns and Villages in European Russia] (in Russian). Vol. VIII. St. Petersburg: Центр. статист. комитет. 1886. 
  3. ^ http://www.bauderhistory.com
  4. ^ Hoffnungstal Village Information, accessed December 16, 2010
  5. ^ http://www.bauderhistory.com
  6. ^ http://www.bauderhistory.com
  7. ^ One woman who had married a Ukrainian remained
  8. ^ The Birth of the German Settlement in Kit Carson County, from The German Settlement of Kit Carson County, Colorado
  9. ^ "Районы Одесского округа" (in Russian). Краевед. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 

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