TAHANCHA JEWISH CEMETERY
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Cemetery ID:  10186
Cemetery Name:  Tahancha Jewish Cemetery
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Address 1:  Pentrenko Street. House numbers 40, 42 and 44.
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Details Of Access:  North-eastern outskirts of the village of Pochtarivka, 300 meters from the Kaniv - Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi road.
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Cemetery Opening Hours:  open all the time
Currently In Use:  No
 
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City/Town/Village Name:  Tahancha
Alternative Names:  Tagancza (Alternative Name), Tahańcza (Polish), Tahanicha, Tahantcha (Yiddish), Таганча (Ukrainian), Таганча - Tagancha (Russian)
Country:  Ukraine
Region:  Kanivskyi Raion - Cherkasy Oblast
Latitude:  49.566667 
Longitude: 31.283333 
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Current General Population:  1000 - 5000
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Date Earliest Known Jewish Community:  17th century
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Jewish Population Before World War II:  Less than 10
Noteworthy Historical Events Involving
Or Affecting The Jewish Community:  The first Jewish settlements in Tahancha date back to the 17th century. Local people took active part in the peasant and Cossack rebellions, led by Pavliuk, Hunya and Skidan, in the years 1648-54, and the uprisings of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, as well as in Haidamaky detachments. There is no data about the Jews during this period. According to Pokhilevich, in 1863 there were 2,225 Orthodox Christians, 358 Jews and 85 Roman Catholics in Tahancha. In the late 19th century, the Jewish community numbered 953 people. Since the late 18th century, and until 1918, a Jewish cemetery operated. In 1887, a rabbi in Tahancha was Pinchas Eliyahu Bokogovsky (his father was a rabbi in Berdychiv).
In August 1919, the Jews of Tahancha suffered from the pogroms. Jewish homes were looted, some even set on fire. Many Jews fled to Korsun'. The next pogrom was carried out by local peasants. Most of the Jews left the city and found refuge in Kaniv and Korsun'. During the second pogrom, 24 houses were burned.
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Notable Natives Of The Local Jewish Community:  Aaron Abramovich Kravtsov (1896 - 1942) - painter, graphic artist, illustrator.
Leonid Davidovich Tubelsky (1905 - 1961) - writer, playwright.
Additional Comments:  The territory of the Jewish cemetery has been built up with residential estates. Address: north-eastern outskirts of the village of Pochtarivka, Petrenko Str., estates number 40, 42, 44. 300 m away from the Kaniv - Korsun-Shevchenkivsky road.
 
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Description Of Cemetery Location:  urban
Situated:  on flat land
Isolation Detail:  isolated
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Road / Entrance Sign:  No
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Cemetery Boundary:  no wall or fence
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Current Owner Of Cemetery:  Local Municipality
 
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