Malin

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Malin is a historic city located in Zhytomyr region, center of Malin district. The city’s estimated population is 26,934 (as of 2013).

In 1793, when Poland was divided for the second time, the town of Malin became part of Russia. Four years later, in 1797, government authorities formally incorporated Malin into the Radomishl district of Kiev Gubernia.

Although the first mention of Jews in Malin was in 1784, many historians believe the community existed earlier. By the late XIX century, records show a synagogue, two Jewish prayer houses and a Jewish hospital there. In addition, we know that a Jew named Yakov Rabinovich and his brother Aron owned a furniture factory, dairy farms, and a dairy plant.

PreRevolution center of Malin
PreRevolution center of Malin
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During this same period, and before the revolution, I.L. Doktorovich was a very popular physician in Malin. People said that there was no disease that he couldn’t cure.