Torgovitsa

Torgovitsa is a village of Novoarkhangelsk district, Kirovograd region.

Before the Revolution it was a shtetl of Uman uyezd, Kiev province.

I could find very little information about Jews from Torgovitsa 🙁
We visited Torgovitsa in 2017 and made few photos of Holocaust mass grave and remains of Jewish cemetery.

According to 1897 census, 1299 Jews lived there (35% of total population).

Torgovitsa entrepreneurs list from Russian Empire Business Directories by 1913
Torgovitsa entrepreneurs list from Russian Empire Business Directories by 1913
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Before the revolution Jews lived mainly in Novaya street which was up to the Market square.
There were no pre-revolutionary buildings in the village.

Volko Solomonovich Golberg was a teacher in the village before the war. He had daughter Betia and son Yosef.
Shmil (unknown surname) was a worker in the collective farm.

All Jews of Torgovitsa were exterminated during the Holocaust…

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When the Jews were driven to the execution, Katerina Aksentyevna Puchkova (1898 – 1976) saved Jew Yakov Gorbatov. All his family was shot. He survived and lived in Kiev after the war.

After the war, relatives of the Jews who had been murdered erected a monument on the place of the shooting.