29 Jul Tarashcha
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Town in Ukraine near Kiev. Located in the Pale of Settlement.
Known since the beginning of the eighteenth century. By 1900, almost half of its eleven thousand residents were Jewish.
The name might have originated from the village of Tarastse located in the area. A man’s name Taras was popular among Ukrainian cossacks.
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