A report on Letychiv

Dominican convent in Letychiv
Letychiv Castle
Letychiv Coats of Arms. Top is the original 1569. Bottom is from 1792 and the Russian Imperial era.
Letychiv Assumption Church. Top is the Letychiv Icon. Bottom is the facade of the church.
Letychiv Castle. During World War II, it served as a notorious slave labor camp.
At this location approximately 7,500 Letichiv Jews were murdered by Nazis during World War II.

Town in the eastern part of Khmelnytskyi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine.

- Letychiv
Dominican convent in Letychiv

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Medzhybizh

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Medzhybizh, previously known as Mezhybozhe, population 1,731, (Census 2001) (Меджибіж, Меджибож, Translit: Medzhibozh, Międzybóż, Medschybisch, מעזשביזש, translit.

Medzhybizh, previously known as Mezhybozhe, population 1,731, (Census 2001) (Меджибіж, Меджибож, Translit: Medzhibozh, Międzybóż, Medschybisch, מעזשביזש, translit.

Medzhybizh Castle in 1871
The Orthodox church under renovation inside Medzhybizh castle. Originally built in 1586 as a Polish Catholic church.
19th-century mill buildings adjacent to the mill dam and the lake on the Southern Bug
Monument to the approximately 3,000 Medzhybizh Jews who were executed in three nearby ravines in 1942
The fortress-like Sirkes Shul in Medzhybizh, probably built in the 17th century (photo taken in 1935)
The interior of the main Sirkes Shul in Medzhybizh in 1930
Exterior of the Baal Shem Tov's Shul in Medzhybizh, c. 1915. This original shul no longer exists, but was recently re-created.
Another view of the Baal Shem Tov's Shul, c. 1915
Interior of the Baal Shem Tov's Shul, c. 1915
18th-century gravestones at the old Jewish cemetery in Medzhybizh
Gravestone of the Baal Shem Tov in Medzhybizh

The nearby town of Letychiv, however, flourished.

Podolia

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Historic region in Eastern Europe, located in the west-central and south-western parts of Ukraine and in northeastern Moldova (i.e. northern Transnistria).

Historic region in Eastern Europe, located in the west-central and south-western parts of Ukraine and in northeastern Moldova (i.e. northern Transnistria).

Maps title reads Podolian Voivodeship, part of Ukraine
Podolia (Podolie) in yellow on a map by French cartographer Henri Chatelain in 1712. White Ruthenia in white, Black Ruthenia in black, and Volhynia in red.
Podolians, before 1878
Medieval fortress in Letychiv.
Vinnytsia
Khmelnytskyi
The fortress of Kamianets-Podilskyi
The main building of Uman National University of Horticulture
Pervomaisk city council
Rîbnița as seen from across the Dniester river
Emblem
Kamianets-Podilskyi City Hall at night
A nice park with a fountain near the Kamianets-Podilskyi's old town quarter
An old street in Kamianets-Podilskyi's old town quarter. Recently restorational works are being conducted in the city.
Arch of triumph in Kamianets-Podilskyi
Zalishchyky

The chief towns include Kamianets-Podilskyi, the traditional capital, Balta, Bar, Bratslav, Haisyn, Khmelnytskyi, Letychiv, Lityn, Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Nova Ushytsia, Olhopil, Skala-Podilska, Vinnytsia, and Yampil.

Letychiv Raion

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One of the 20 administrative raions (a district) of Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine.

One of the 20 administrative raions (a district) of Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine.

Its administrative center was located in the urban-type settlement of Letychiv.

Khmelnytskyi Raion

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One of the 20 administrative raions (a district) of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine.

One of the 20 administrative raions (a district) of the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in western Ukraine.

Khmelnytskyi Raion in Khmelnytskyi Oblast before 2020

Letychiv settlement hromada with the administration in the urban-type settlement of Letychiv, transferred from Letychiv Raion;

The only surviving tower of the fortress.

Letychiv Fortress

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Complex of limestone walls built in 1598 by Jan Potocki to defend Podolia from the regular raids of the Crimean Tatars.

Complex of limestone walls built in 1598 by Jan Potocki to defend Podolia from the regular raids of the Crimean Tatars.

The only surviving tower of the fortress.

The north-western tower, the eastern wall and parts of the southern wall still stand in the town of Letychiv, Ukraine.

Joseph Stacher

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Joseph Stacher (c.

Joseph Stacher (c.

Joseph Stacher was born Gdale Oistaczer (commonly pronounced Gedalia) in Letichev, Russia around 1902.

Ustym Karmaliuk by Vasily Tropinin

Ustym Karmaliuk

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Ukrainian outlaw who fought against the Russian administration and became a folk hero to the commoners of Ukraine.

Ukrainian outlaw who fought against the Russian administration and became a folk hero to the commoners of Ukraine.

Ustym Karmaliuk by Vasily Tropinin
The Kamianets-Podisky fortress tower No.11 where Karmaliuk was detained
Memorial plaque about the tower
Ustym Karmaliuk grave

Karmaliuk was born a serf in the settlement of Holovchyntsi in Letychiv County (powiat latyczówski) (in some sources, Lityn County ) of the Podolian Voivodeship in 1787.

Oscar Williams (poet)

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American anthologist and poet.

American anthologist and poet.

Williams was born Oscar Kaplan in Letychiv, Ukraine, son of Jewish parents Mouzya Kaplan and Chana Rapoport.