Chudniv

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chudniv
Чуднів
City
Teteriv River in Chudniv
Teteriv River in Chudniv
Flag of Chudniv
Flag
Coat of arms of Chudniv
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Zhytomyr Oblast
Raion Chudniv Raion
Population (2013)
 • Total 5,794
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Chudniv (Ukrainian: Чуднів, Polish: Cudnów, Yiddish: טשודנאוו‎) is a city in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Chudniv Raion. Population: 5,794 (2013 est.)[1]

History[edit]

A significant battle of the Russo-Polish War (1654-1667) was fought near the town in 1660, followed by a treaty between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Cossacks, named after the city. The Jewish population was important in the town. During World War II, the Germans occupied the town and kept the Jews imprisoned in a ghetto. In 1941, they were murdered in mass executions perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Germans and Ukrainian policemen.[2]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°3′10″N 28°6′44″E / 50.05278°N 28.11222°E / 50.05278; 28.11222