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Тараща
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Tarashcha (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 49°33′N30°30′E / 49.550°N 30.500°E / 49.550; 30.500 Coordinates: 49°33′N30°30′E / 49.550°N 30.500°E / 49.550; 30.500
Country Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
Oblast Kyiv Oblast
Raion Tarascha Raion
Founded1709
Area
  Total36.96 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
  Total10,017
  Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Postal code
09504
Area code(s) +380 4566

Tarashcha or Tarascha (Ukrainian : Тараща) is a city in Kyiv Oblast (region) in central Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Tarashcha Raion (district). Population: 10,017(2020 est.) [1] .

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History

Tarashcha is an historic Cossack town (in the 17th century through 17th century - rather a city). It was founded when the area was under the ultimate control of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Until the mid-20th century, the town had a significant Jewish community, being a shtetl. The town was occupied by the German army on July 23, 1941.

Jews were forced to wear armbands with the Star of David, were not allowed to buy food and were relegated to forced labour. Afterward, a ghetto was established on Tarasha Street. Executions of the Jewish population were carried out by German security forces, S.S. Viking Division, detachment of Einsatzgruppe, in cooperation with Einsatzkommando 5 and local police. The execution of Jews started from the very first days of German occupation. Several executions were conducted. The main actions took place in August 1941, with 400 Jewish victims; on September 10, 1941, during which several hundred Jews were killed; while on November 9, 1941, the ghetto was liquidated. Altogether, up to 1,000 Jews were exterminated in Tarashcha between August and November 1941. [2]

Modern developments

Recently, the town has become known as the place of the clandestine burial and later recovery of Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist kidnapped and murdered in 2000.

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Motorcycle track near Tarashcha

Also, the Tarashcha Raion is closely associated with the prominent Ukrainian politician Oleksandr Moroz: he was born and started his career here, later became elected to the parliament from the local constituency. Moroz is the most notable and influential person in the neighborhood. There were even speculations between these two facts and Moroz's significant role in Gongadze case and Cassette Scandal.

Famous people from Tarashcha

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References

  1. "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine . Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. http://yahadmap.org/#village/tarashcha-kyiv-ukraine.675