Chudniv

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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
OblastZhytomyr Oblast
RaionChudniv Raion
Population
 (2013)
 • Total5,794
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

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

Historical affiliations

Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1471–1569
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1793
 Russian Empire 1793–1917
Soviet Ukraine 1920–1922
 Soviet Union 1922–1991
   Nazi Germany 1941–1944 (occupation)
 Ukraine 1991–present

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. In 1866 Polish Romantic-era novelist Henryk Rzewuski died in Chudniv. 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]

Notable people from Chudniv

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України [Actual population of Ukraine] (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/he/research/ghettos_encyclopedia/ghetto_details.asp?cid=847

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