Re: Pale of Settlement

Yefim Kogan

Here are a few more comments about Pale of Settlement. The area with that name is not only land acquired from the Kingdom of Poland.  Areas of Tavria (Crimea) and Kherson gubernia were also part of Pale, but never were under Poland,  but rather Turkey and Tatars.


Also some of the categories (estates) of Jews were allowed to live outside of Pale:  Merchants, University graduates, retired from Russian Army, Jews who were Honorary Citizens (hereditary or private) (see, Jews citizens of other countries.


Yefim Kogan

JewishGen Bessarabia SIG Leader and Coordinator



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