Mynkivtsi (Dunayivtsi)

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Mynkivtsi (Ukraine)
Basic data
Oblast : Khmelnytskyi Oblast
Rajon : Dunayivtsi Raion
Height : 177 m
Area : 4.184 km²
Residents : 1,092 (2014)
Population density : 261 inhabitants per km²
Postcodes : 32463
Area code : +380 3858
Geographic location : 48 ° 51 '  N , 27 ° 6'  E Coordinates: 48 ° 51 '14 "  N , 27 ° 6' 27"  E
KOATUU : 6821885901
Administrative structure : 1 village
Address: вул. Радянська 20
32463 с. Миньківці
Website : Local website
Statistical information
Mynkivtsi (Khmelnitsky Oblast)

Mynkiwzi ( Ukrainian Миньківці ; Russian Миньковцы Minkowzy , Polish Mińkowce ) is a village in the south of the Ukrainian Oblast Khmelnyzkyj with about 1100 inhabitants (2014)

View into the village


Mynkiwzi the only village of the same district municipality in the historic region of Podolia in the east of Dunaivtsi Raion .

The village is situated on the banks of Uschyzja ( Ушиця ), a 122 km long, left tributary of the Dnister and the territorial road T-23-08 , over which the Rajonzentrum Dunaivtsi after 21 km to the west and Nova Ushytsia km to 14 in an easterly direction can be achieved. The Oblast capital Khmelnyzkyj is about 85 km north of the village.

Wooden synagogue in the 1920s


The village was first mentioned in writing in 1404.

A local museum is dedicated to the Polish aristocrat Ignacy Ścibor Marchocki (1755–1827), who founded his own "state" here at the end of the 18th century and was the first state in Eastern Europe to no longer have serfdom.

The wooden synagogue , built in 1776, was destroyed in World War II.

In 1939 the proportion of the Jewish population in the village was 46.5 percent, which corresponds to 1635 people. In the entire area there were 2,412 Jews, of whom only a few managed to leave the region before the Wehrmacht occupied the place on July 12, 1941. Immediately after the occupation, the Jews were ordered to register and in early August 1941 a ghetto was set up in the village. According to a report dated August 31, 1941, which the Higher SS and Police Leader Russia South Friedrich Jeckeln radioed to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler , the 320 Police Battalion in Minkowzy carried out an action in which 2,200 Jews were shot. During this operation, the police battalion dissolved the ghetto in Mynkiwzi by collecting the Jewish residents on the main street with the participation of the local police and leading them to three already excavated mass graves, where they, also with the participation of the Ukrainian police, were taken to Groups of 10 to 15 people shot dead. This action may have been counted as part of the Kamenets-Podolsk massacre in later investigations . On March 28, 1944, Mynkiwzi was liberated by the Red Army .


  • Entry Minkovtsy , in: Guy Miron (Ed.): The Yad Vashem encyclopedia of the ghettos during the Holocaust , Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 2009 ISBN 978-965-308-345-5 , p. 474

Web links

Commons : Mynkiwzi  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. local website on ; accessed on July 2, 2017 (Ukrainian)
  2. local history on ; accessed on July 2, 2017 (Ukrainian)
  3. side to Ignacy Scibor Marchocki on the local site of Mynkiwzi under ; accessed on July 2, 2017 (Ukrainian)
  4. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  5. a b The Untold Stories. The Murder Sites of the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the Former USSR - Minkovtsy; accessed on July 2, 2017
  6. Alexander Kruglov and Martin Dean: Min'Kovtsy. In: Geoffrey P. Megargee et al. Martin Dean (Ed.). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encyclopedia of camps and ghettos, 1933–1945. Vol. 2, Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe. Indiana University Press; In association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Bloomington, [Washington, DC] 2012, ISBN 9780253355997 , p. 1426.