Pyriatyn

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Pyriatyn
Пирятин
City
Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary
Church of the Nativity of Virgin Mary
Flag of Pyriatyn
Flag
Official seal of Pyriatyn
Seal
Country Ukraine
Oblast Poltava
Population (2015)
 • Total 15,882

Pyriatyn (Ukrainian: Пирятин) is a city in Poltava Oblast, Ukraine. Its population was 15,882 (2015 est.)[1]

History[edit]

At the end of 1941 or beginning 1942, a ghetto guarded by policemen was established and numbered over 1,500 Jews by late March 1942. There were two major executions of Jews carried out by SD units Sonderkommando Plath, accompanied by Ukrainian auxiliary police. The first one took place on April 6, 1942, about 1530 Jews were taken to the woods, 3km away from the town, and murdered. The second mass execution took place on May 18, 1942, when several Jewish families were killed along with 380 communists and Soviet militants, and 25 Gypsy families.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  2. ^ http://yahadmap.org/#village/pyriatyn-pyryatyn-piriatin-poltava-ukraine.1183

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Coordinates: 50°15′N 32°32′E / 50.250°N 32.533°E / 50.250; 32.533