Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more

THE AGRANOVICH FAMILY

Updated December 26, 2004

Lev Agranovich
89 Needham #2344
Newton, MA 02461
United States
617-840-0982
lev@aglevtech.com

Edit Your Page
R O M N Y

Romny , city in S.W. Sumy oblast , Ukraina . The beginnings of a Jewish community date from the 18th century . In 1803 there were 127 Jews in the town , and in 1847 the Jews numbered 759 . The community developed rapidly after the opening of the Romny-Libava railway line ( 1874 ) , which became one of the important trade arteries of western Russia . From 1863 to 1901 Eliezer Arlosoroff served as the local rabbi . Tensions arising from economic competition between Jews and Christians resulted in pogroms in 1881 and , most seriously,
in October 1905 . In 1897 there were 6,378 Jews in Romny ( 28.3% of the total population ) ; on the eve of World War 1 the number was estimated at 13,400 ( 43% of the total population ) . During the war thousands of refugees from the battle areas flied to Romny . Under the Soviet regime Romny declined economically with a resultant loss of population . By 1926 only 8,593 Jews ( about 33% of the population ) remained . Jewish public life was stifled and during the Nazi occupation all the Jews who did not succeed in escaping from the town were exterminated . In 1959 there were about 1,100 Jews ( about 3% of the total population ) living in Romny .

My Family History

 

Family Tree Maker Reports and Trees

 
Created with Family Tree Maker

The content shown on this page has been submitted by a Genealogy.com customer, and is not subject to verification by Genealogy.com. Neither Genealogy.com nor its affiliates are responsible for the accuracy of any information contained on this page. The opinions expressed on this page are the author's alone and not the opinions of Genealogy.com.

Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009 Ancestry.com