A report on LetychivLetychiv Raion and Medzhybizh

Dominican convent in Letychiv
Letychiv Castle
Medzhybizh Castle in 1871
Letychiv Coats of Arms. Top is the original 1569. Bottom is from 1792 and the Russian Imperial era.
The Orthodox church under renovation inside Medzhybizh castle. Originally built in 1586 as a Polish Catholic church.
Letychiv Assumption Church. Top is the Letychiv Icon. Bottom is the facade of the church.
19th-century mill buildings adjacent to the mill dam and the lake on the Southern Bug
Letychiv Castle. During World War II, it served as a notorious slave labor camp.
Monument to the approximately 3,000 Medzhybizh Jews who were executed in three nearby ravines in 1942
At this location approximately 7,500 Letichiv Jews were murdered by Nazis during World War II.
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

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

- Letychiv Raion

Even with natural moats on all sides, Letychiv did not have the topographic relief that blesses other Podolia Province strongholds (such as Medzhibozh or Kamenets Podilsky).

- Letychiv

Medzhybizh settlement hromada with the administration in the urban-type settlement of Medzhybizh.

- Letychiv Raion

The nearby town of Letychiv, however, flourished.

- Medzhybizh

Until 18 July 2020, Letychiv was the administrative center of Letychiv Raion.

- Letychiv

Until 18 July 2020, Medzhybizh belonged to Letychiv Raion.

- Medzhybizh
Dominican convent in Letychiv

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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

Ten abolished raions, Derazhnia, Horodok, Krasyliv, Letychiv, Stara Syniava, Starokostiantyniv, Teofipol, Vinkivtsi, Volochysk, and Yarmolyntsi Raions, as well as the cities of Khmelnytskyi and Starokostiantyniv, which were previously incorporated as a cities of oblast significance and did not belong to the corresponding raions, were merged into Khmelnytskyi Raion.

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

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