29 Jul Tetiev
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Town in Ukraine near Kiev. Located in the Pale of Settlement.
Known since 1185, first under the name of Timoshnya. The modern name, used since the early 1500s, comes from the word Tetiy, the name of a chieftain of a Turkish tribe that reigned in the area.
At the beginning of the twentieth century the town had a population of about seven thousand, approximately half of them Jewish.
In the pogroms of 1919-1920, three quarters of the Jewish families were wiped out. The rest perished from hunger and disease.
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