Motal

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Motal
Моталь / Мотоль
Motal is located in Belarus
Motal
Motal
Location in Belarus
Coordinates: 52°08′N 25°36′E / 52.133°N 25.600°E / 52.133; 25.600
Country Belarus
VoblastBrest Voblast
RaionIvanava Raion
SelsovietMotal Selsoviet
Government
Elevation280.4 m (919.9 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total3,772 Increase
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code225822
Area code(s)+375 1652

Motol (Belarusian: Моталь, Russian and Motolian: Мотоль, Polish: Motol, Yiddish: מאָטעלעMotele) is a township in Ivanava Raion of Brest Region located about 30 kilometres west of Pinsk on the Yaselda River in Belarus.

History[edit]

Motal was in the Kobryn Uezd of Grodno Governorate until the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917. Between World War I and World War II it was in the Drahichyn county of the Polish Polesie Voivodeship. It is near the center of Polesia which constituted an irregular rectangle of roughly 180 kilometres (110 mi) from east to west and 80 km (50 mi) from north to south.[citation needed]

Motal was a Shtetl. In 1937, Motal had 4,297 inhabitants, of whom 1,354 were Jews. (Reinharz, 1985). During the war an Einsatzgruppen perpetrated a mass execution of the local Jewish community.[1] The Destruction of Motele (Hurban Motele) was published in Hebrew by the Council of Motele Immigrants in Jerusalem in 1956. It was edited by A.L. Poliak, Ed. Dr. Dov Yarden. The book has 87 pages and contains memoirs and events leading up to the destruction of the Jews of Motele in 1942.[2]

Anshe Motele Congregation, an Orthodox Jewish synagogue, was founded in Chicago on Sept. 3, 1903, by 14 immigrants who named it after Motel.[3]

Economics[edit]

The largest company in Motol is Agromotol.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Motol has 2 secondary schools and an art school.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.yahadmap.org/#village/motol-brest-belarus.428
  2. ^ "Destruction of Motele". jewishgen.org.
  3. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-08-22/news/0308220114_1_synagogue-shul-hats. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Coordinates: 52°19′N 25°36′E / 52.317°N 25.600°E / 52.317; 25.600