Olevsk

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Olevsk
Оле́вськ
City
Downtown Olevsk
Downtown Olevsk
Flag of Olevsk
Flag
Coat of arms of Olevsk
Coat of arms
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Zhytomyr Oblast
Raion Olevsk Raion
Population (2013)
 • Total 10,231
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Olevsk (Ukrainian: Оле́вськ, translit. Olévs’k, Yiddish: אלעווסק‎) is a city in Olevsk Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Olevsk Raion. Population: 10,231 (2013 est.)[1] In 2001, population was 10,896.

On November 15 or 21, 1941, in the midst of World War II, 500 Jews from Olevsk were taken to Varvarivka, where they were murdered.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°13′N 27°39′E / 51.217°N 27.650°E / 51.217; 27.650