Novograd-Volynskiy

Novograd-Volynskiy, Novogradvolynsk, Novograd-Volynsk (Alternative Name), Zvihil, Zvil, Zvehil, זוויל ,זוועהיל, Zvhil (Yiddish), Новоград-Волинський (Ukrainian), נובוהרד-וולינסקי (Hebrew), Zwiahel (Polish), Новоград-Волынский

Novograd-Volynskiy is a historic city located in Zhytomir region, center of Novograd-Volynskiy district.
Novograd-Volynskiy is located on the Sluch River, a tributary of the Goryn. The city’s estimated population is 56,155 (as of 2016).

Before 1925 it was a сenter of Novograd-Volynskiy yezd, Volyn guberniya.

City was mentioned first time in 1257 as Vozvyagel and was renamed to Novograd-Volynskiy after third Poland partition in 1795. Before 1795, city was named Zvyagel.

All information for this article was provided by local historian Leonid Kogan (koganzvil@yandex.com) who research Novograd-Volinskiy Jewish history for more than 20 years.

Leonid Kogan show a site of destroyed Old Jewish cemetery in Novograd-Volynskiy, 2016
Leonid Kogan show a site of destroyed Old Jewish cemetery in Novograd-Volynskiy, 2016

Leonid translated into Russian memorial book “Zvil” (Novograd-Volynsk) which was published in Yiddish and in Hebrew in Israel, in 1962. You can download book here.