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Jewish Families from Magerov, Ukraine

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Magerov, Ukraine, also known as Magierów, Maheriv, Mageruv, Magriv.

Gesher Galicia - Magerov

Shtetls of Ukraine

Very little information on the town of Magerov is available.


Magerov in the region of L'vivs'ka is a town located in Ukraine - some 302 mi (or 486 km) West of Kiev, the country's capital.

Pre 1918 Magierów Austrian Empire, Galicia Rawa-Ruska

1918-1939 Magierów Republic of Poland Lviv

1945-1989 Magerov USSR


Post 1989 Maheriv Republic of Ukraine

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Rabbi Shmuel Feivish, son of Rabbi Nathan Feitel, wrote in 1658, in his description of the Khmelnytsky massacres called Tit ha-Yaven:

"From there the enemy went to Magerov where there were about 100 families who escaped to Narol (mentioned before). From there the enemy went to Potelych - also about 100 families - who escaped to Narol. The enemy went to Rava-Ruska which had 100 families and they also ran away to Narol...

In Narol there were 600 householders, not counting refugees; altogether more than 5000 families. As a result of our many sins, a terrible decree was issued and more than 10,000 people were killed, including woman and children. From there, the enemy advanced to Belz which had about 200 families.

In addition, Belz had more than 10,000 families who escaped from other towns because Belz was a very strong city. But some died of hunger. From there the enemy went to Uhnów (Hivniv) which had 100 families - they all were killed by their enemies. From there the enemy went to Tishevitz which had 100 families and killed most of them. The enemy went to Sokal which had 100 families who had behind a very thick wall which was built like a fortress and so were saved".

In 1900, 1322 Jews lived in Maheriv.

The Jewish community was rebuilt by Jews from the surrounding area. After calm was restored, they came out of hiding, built new homes, and lived there until World War II.