Yizkor Book translation for Khotin, Ukraine #general

Judi Wagner

We are spearheading the translation project for the city of Khotin,
Ukraine, the home of our grandfather, Charles (Kalman) WEINSTEIN.

Please consider donating to this project to bring the words of the
Khotin community to our children and grandchildren. This book was
originally written in Yiddish and Hebrew, is over 300 pages, and will
be translated into English.

A page has been set up on JewishGen in the Yizkor Book Translation
section for Khotin. On the website main page, the donate button is in
the upper right, and also on the right is the Active JewishGen Projects,
the last one on the list is Yizkor Book Translations, and scroll down
until you find Khotin.

Khotin is a city in Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine. It is
south-west of Kamianets-Podilskyi. Khotin is first chronicled in 1001,
and is located on the right (southwestern) bank of the Dniester River,
and is part of the historical region of Bessarabia. An important
architectural landmark within the city is the Khotin Fortress,
constructed in he 13-15th centuries. During some of its history, the
city was part of the principality of Moldavia. Jewish merchants
traveling >from Constantinople to Lvov in the 15th and 16th centuries
used to pass through Khotin, then an important customs station on the
Polish-Moldavian border on the commercial route between Turkey and
Poland. Jewish merchants >from Poland used to visit Khotin for the
fairs held there, evidence which dates >from 1541. The residence of
Jews in Khotin is first mentioned in documents in 1741. There were
340 Jewish families in 1808. After this time the community grew as a
result of the large Jewish immigration into the region. In 1897 the
community totaled 9227 which was over 50% of the population. A Jewish
government school was established in 1847, and a private school for
girls was opened in 1857. In the first half of the 19th century,
Isaiah Schorr, one of the most important rabbis in Bessarabia,
officiated in Khotin. Later, Grand Rabbi Israel Twersky served the
community of Khotin.

Judi and Barry WAGNER
Florida and NYC

KLEIN Satoraljaujhely, Kis-Cigand, GROSZMAN Satoraljaujhely, Ladmovce
RECHTER Cisow, Bolekhov, Dolyna Ukraine, HALPERN Cisow, Bolekhov,
WAGNER Warszawa

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