Steam mill in Tarashcha
|• Total||36.96 km2 (14.27 sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+380 4566|
Jews were forced to wear armbands with the Star of David, were not allowed to buy food and were alleged to force labor. After, the ghetto was established on the Tarasha Street. The executions against the Jewish population were carried out by German security forces, SS Wiking Division, detachment of Einsatzgruppe, in occurrence Einsatzkommando 5 and local police. The execution of Jews started from the very first days of German occupation. Several executions were conducted The main Aktions took place in August, 1941 with 400 Jewish victims; on September 10, 1941, during which few hundred of Jews were killed; on November 9, 1941 was the liquidation of ghetto. Altogether up to 1,000 Jews were exterminated in Tarashcha between August and November 1941.
Also, the Tarashcha Raion is closely associated with the prominent Ukrainian politician Oleksandr Moroz: he was born and started his career here, later became elected to the parliament from the local constituency. Moroz is the most notable and influential person in the neighborhood. There were even speculations between these two facts and Moroz's significant role in Gongadze case and Cassette Scandal.
Famous people from Tarashcha
- Agapius Honcharenko
- Boris Thomashefsky, American Jewish singer and actor
- Moïse Haïssinsky
- Anatoly Aleksandrov, President of Soviet Academy of Sciences
- Volodymyr Sikevych, General Khorunzhy of the Ukrainian People's Army of the Ukrainian People's Republic
- "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
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