The question of the real name of Sholom Aleichem's fictional Anatevka has
come up as a topic of another discussion group, with several different
replies; I am posting my reply as it is of interest to the Ukraine SIG.
While looking through one of the Shtetl Finder books, I came across the
notations that Sholom Aleichem referred to existing places in the Ukraine
with pseudonyms. The fictional name of Yehupets was his name for Kiev;
the town of Anatevka was his name for Boyarka.
I was intrigued, as my maternal ancestors come >from Boyarka..
We are also >from Boyarka. My family was Greenspoon, and some
of the other family names >from the village are Belapolsky, Antonovsky,