BEREZNEHUVATE: Bereznegovatoye, Brezhnovata, Bereznehuwate, Bereznegovatoe, Bereznegovataya, Bereznegovataand] Print

Coat of arms of Bereznehuvatskyi Raion Alternate names: Bereznegovatoye and Березнеговатое [Rus], Bereznehuvate and Березнегувате [Ukr], Brezhnovata [Yid], Bereznehuwate [Pol], Bereznegovatoe, Bereznegovataya, Bereznegovataand. 47°18' N, 32°51' E, 48 miles NNE of Kherson, 46 miles ENE of Mykolayiv (Nikolayev). 1939 Jewish population: 271. Bereznehuvate Raion (Ukrainian: Березнегуватський район) is located in the Mykolaiv Oblast of Ukraine and administrative center is the town of Bereznehuvate.

Jews apparently began to settle in Bereznegovatoye in the mid-19th century. In 1910 380 Jews lived in Bereznegovatoye, comprising 4 percent of the total population. The Jews of the village were small-scale traders or artisans. In 1882 there were two pogroms in Bereznegovatoye. During the Russian civil war, in 1918-1919, there were another two pogroms in Bereznegovatoye; they were staged by Petliura's Ukrainian troops and by Denikin's White Army. Under the Soviets many Jews left the village in search of new employment and educational opportunities in larger cities. Yad Vashem with photo of synagogiue. [Feb 2015]

  • JewishGen Ukraine SIG
  • Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 10: "Brezhnovata".
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 115-116: "Bereznegovatoe"


  • In 1939 271 Jews lived in Bereznegovatoye, comprising 4 percent of the total population of the village. Bereznegovatoye was occupied by German troops on August 18, 1941. Some Jews succeeded in leaving before the occupation began. On September 14, 1941 members of Einsatzgruppe D and Ukrainian policemen murdered 112 Jews who had remained in Bereznegovatoye, on the outskirts of the village. Bereznegovatoye was liberated by the Red Army on March 14, 1944. Yad Vashem. [Feb 2015]
  • Murder Sites: Bereznegovatoye ravine
  • Commemoration: Commemoration of Jewish Victims