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Alternate names: Krychaw [Bel], Krichëv [Rus], Kritchev [Yid], Krzyczew [Pol], Krytchev, Kryčaŭ, Belarusian: Крычаў. Russian: Кричев. 53°42' N, 31°43' E, 58 miles ESE of Mahilyow (Mogilev), 22 miles S of Mstsislaw, 169.8 miles E of Minsk in Mogilev Oblast, formerly Cherikov uezd, Mogilev guberniya. 1900 Jewish population: 2,566. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IV, pp. 793-794: "Krzyczew".


Cemetery: 2007 Vandalism: "Mahilou area: Jewish cemeteries in Krychau, Shklou, Bykhau, Chavusy are almost ruined /There are 15 violated graves on Babruisk cemetery now. But the situation in the region is much worse, said Mahilou journalist Ales Asiptsou. The journalist tells the cemeteries in former small towns and in Krychau, Shklou, Bykhau, Chavusy are almost ruined."The activists of Jewish community say, it is possible to preserve the cemeteries if they receive the status of cultural and historical heritage. For example, there are unique grave-stones made by masters from Vilnius, Bialystok and Warsaw in Mahilou. But this question is hard to solve. The essential problem is search for finances", - the journalist said.It should be noted that the Union of Jewish public organizations and communities is going to pay tribute to more than 50 places where Jews were executed during the WW II in Belarus. The latest monuments were installed in Haradzeya and Slutsk in Minsk Area, and in Brest and Hrodna.

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