Novograd Volhynsky district

Krasnostav is a small village in Slavuta district of Kmelnitskiy region.

Population in the beginning of XXI century is only 535 person. But before Revolution it was a mestechko (shtetl) of Berezdov district, most population were a jews.

In Ukraine exist 3 villages with same names (in Zhitomir, Chernihiskiy and Volinskiy regions) but they didn’t have such big Jewish population as this village.
Don’t miss this Krasnostav with city in Lublin voevodstvo in Poland – Krasnystav.


According to census of 1897 there were lived 1222 Jews (55% of total population).

Krasnostav entrepreneurs in 1914
Krasnostav entrepreneurs in 1914

In the list of entrepreneurs for 1914 most names are jewish. Before revolution there lived ~250 Jewish families.

More detail info about Jewish life in Krasnostav in the beginning of XX century you can find in book “Deep in the Russian Night” by Aaron Chazan. In that time Rabbi was Moshe Hacohen Rappaport. Next Rabbi was his son-in-law Mordechai Chazan.

Shtetl greatly suffered during pogrom wave. Total number of Jews killed in Krasnostav during few years ~ 150 persons.
Between 1932 and 1938 Jewish school existed in Krasnostav. There was Jewish village councils before the WWII.