Mizoch

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Mizoch (Ukrainian: Мізоч, Russian: Мизоч, Polish: Mizocz, Yiddish: מיזאָטש‎) is an urban-type settlement in Zdolbuniv Raion, Rivne Oblast, Ukraine, 30 km far from Rivne. Its population was 3,546 (2016 est.)[1].The first written mention concerns to 1322. Authentication of the city's existence dates from 1429. In 1761 King August III allowed to base city Velykyi Mizoch (Greater Mizoch) in Luts'k district and gave it the Magdeburg Rights (of civic self-government). The Gonfalon and modern emblem was approved by the city council on September 11, 1996. Ruslan Postolovskiy, director of Rivne Institute of Slavonic Studies, was born here.

In World War II, when the town was part of Eastern Poland under Nazi occupation, the Jewish inhabitants were forced into the Mizocz Ghetto, from which they were taken out and slaughtered at a nearby ravine.[2][3]

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Coordinates: 50°24′N 26°09′E / 50.400°N 26.150°E / 50.400; 26.150