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Coat of Arms of Perm.svg Alternate names: Perm' and Пермь[Rus], Molotov [Rus, 1940-57], Komi-Permyak: Перем, Perem; Komi: Перым, Perym), 58°00' N, 56°15' E, 719 miles ENE of Moskva (Moscow), at the foot of the Ural Mountains, in the Volga district.. Jewish population: 942 (in 1897). a city and administrative center of Perm Krai on the banks of the Kama River in the European part of Russia near the Ural Mountains.

Wikipedia: "The first Jews who arrived in Perm were demobilized soldiers from the imperial army who were allowed, after completing their service, to settle outside the pale of settlement and, in 1861, there were 194 Jews in Perm. Over the years the community grew larger, and at the beginning of the 20th century, there were 1,000 Jews living in the city with their own synagogue on Kungurskaya Street (now Komsomolsky Avenue) and school for boys. After the Revolution of 1917 the building of the synagogue and community property were confiscated and were not returned until 1922. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, many Jews emigrated from the city. The first rabbi to arrive in the city after the collapse was David Vajs, who arrived in 1996. He was then replaced with Rabbi Eliyagy Habi in 2001. On March 9, 2013, two unidentified assailants threw a rock and a Molotov cocktail through a window of the Jewish Community Center. A small area was set on fire, but a security guard extinguished it. Jewish community leaders ascribed the incident to incitement in the local media the previous week, related to stories about a new Torah scroll for the community."

Chabad [Apr 2014]

Jewish records. [Apr 2014]


gravestone photos with names and dates [Apr 2014]

Oct 31, 2006: "Eight gravestones in the Jewish section of a cemetery in Perm, Russia were vandalized.  The Egoshikhinsky cemetery has been vandalized on several previous occasions and after years of neglect was in an appalling state.  Earlier this year, the local Jewish community organized a major effort to restore the tombstones and succeeded in restoring and repairing around 90% of the cemetery.  However, the city government has not provided any security for the cemetery to protect it from vandals, so the Jewish community will now hire guards until the local government steps forward to fill the security gap." [Apr 2014]

burial listing [Apr 2014]

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