KANIV: [Kanev, Kaniow, Kanew, Kaniev, Kanew, Kaniw] Cherkasy oblast Print

Coat of arms of Kaniv ALTERNATE NAMES: KANIV and Канів [UKR], KANËV and Канев [RUS], KANEV [YID], KANIÓW [POL], KANIEW, KANIEV, KANEW, KANIW. 49°45' N, 31°28' E, 63 miles SE of Kyyiv, 60 miles E of Bila Tserkva. 1900 Jewish population: 2,683.


  • JewishGen Ukraine SIG
  • Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 33: "Kanev".
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 594: "Kaniew".


Kaniv Jewish Cemetery - Dating back to the 18th century, this cemetery is still in use but needs to be fully demarcated. [Mar 2015]

Kaniv Mass Grave - 150 Jews, shot in November 1941, are buried here. The site has a memorial but requires full demarcation. [Mar 2015]