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Krasilov

Krasilov, Krasilov County, Kamenets-Podolsk District, Ukraine

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A Jewish community existed in this location from the 18th century. In 1897 the Jewish population of Krasilov was 2,563, comprising 37 percent of the total population. During the Russian civil war (1918-1920) 15 Jews were murdered in pogroms in the town. During the 1920s and the 1930s a Yiddish school operated Karsilov. In 1939 Krasilov's 1,250 Jews comprised 17 percent of the total population.
Only a few Jews managed to leave before the Germans occupied Krasilov on July 8, 1941. Shortly afterwards a ghetto surrounded by barbed wire was set up on one street. The Jews were ordered to wear yellow badges on their chests and backs and were taken from the ghetto to repair roads and to work in the local quarry. In July 1942 all the inmates of the ghetto were taken to the Manevtsy forest outside of town and shot to death. Apparently the Jews from the nearby towns of Antoniny, Bazaliya, Kuzmin and Kulchiny were also murdered during the same month at the site.
Krasilov was liberated by the Red Army on March 10, 1944.