Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Zhydachiv, Ukraine - Original Linocut

Yiddish name: Zhidetshoyv

Previous names, countries: Zydaczow, Poland

Zhydachiv is a city in Lviv Oblast in western Ukraine, 8 miles E of Khodorov. The wooden synagogue in Zhydachiv began to function in 1727. Before World War II there were around 4200 residents, among which more than 1900 were Ukrainians, 1290 were Polish and 950 were Jewish. The Ziditshov Hasidic dynasty originated in Zhydachiv. It was founded by Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh of Ziditshov. Today, the few who remaining members of the Ziditshov dynasty live in Brooklyn, Monticello, New York, Chicago, London, and in Israel. In 1942 many of the Jews of Zhidachiv were murdered by the Nazis and were buried in a mass grave. In September 1942, the Jewish town of Zhidetshoyv ceased to exist, when the Nazis transported Jews from Zydacziv to the Belzec extermination camp.

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