Byshov

Byshov is a historic town located in Makarov district of Kiev region. Byshovis located on the Lupa River, a tributary of the Irpen. The town’s estimated population is 2,773 (as of 2001).

Byshov became a part of Russia Empire in 1793, in XIX – beginning of XX century it was shtetl of Kiev Yezd of Kiev Gubernia.
 
 

The earliest source of data on the Byshiv Jewish community states that there were 142 Jews in the village in 1765. Population numbers peaked in 1864 at 780, and dropped to 597 by 1897 (17% of total population).

According to the Brockhaus-Efron Encyclopaedia, in the archives of the town owners in Pashkotz, a document has been preserved in which an Itsko Ozerovich proclaims his free will to swear loyalty in the synagogue.

In 1768, the Jews of Byshiv were victims of the Haidamak pogroms. In 1900 there was one synagogue in Byshiv.

I haven’t find much info about Byshev Jewish community and this article will consist of some photos only 🙁

Byshev entrepreneurs list from Russian Empire Business Directories by 1913. 90% names are Jewish
Byshev entrepreneurs list from Russian Empire Business Directories by 1913. 90% names are Jewish

We know the names of 2 local Jews who were killed by Germans and members of local police:
-Tatyana Yakovlevna Konopatskaya (journalist)
– Jewish men with nickname Vilchek (tailor). His last words were: “Forgive me for all, I do nothing bad for you”