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Downtown Olevsk
Downtown Olevsk
Flag of Olevsk
Coat of arms of Olevsk
Coat of arms
Country Ukraine
OblastZhytomyr Oblast
RaionOlevsk Raion
 • Total10,231
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Olevsk (Ukrainian: Оле́вськ, translit. Olévs’k, Polish: Olewsk, 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.


Historical affiliations

Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1488–1569
Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1793
 Russian Empire 1793–1917
Republic of Poland 1919–1920
Soviet Ukraine 1920–1922
 Soviet Union 1922–1991
   Nazi Germany 1941–1944 (occupation)
 Ukraine 1991–present

Olevsk was first mentioned in 1488. In 1641 Olevsk was granted Magdeburg city rights by Polish King Władysław IV Vasa.

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]



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ McBride, Jared (July 20, 2016). "Ukrainian Holocaust Perpetrators Are Being Honored in Place of Their Victims". The Tablet. Retrieved July 22, 2016.

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