Monday, July 22, 2013

YUZOVKA, DONETSK, UKRAINE: BENEFIT SOCIETY FOR POOR JEWS OF YUZOVKA

http://infodon.org.ua/uzovka/549

“A Unique Document about the Life of Yuzovka Jews”: the article is based on the document, “Report on the Activities of the Management Board: Benefit Society for the Poor Jews of Yuzovka” (1907), which documents donations, receipts, and expenditures; listing Jewish donors’ names. The alphabetical list of 246 donors from the village of Yuzovka was compiled in January, 1907. Donations ranged from 20 cents to 24 rubles.
As a frame of reference, in 1907, according to the article, the costs for common purchases were:
Coat—60 rubles
Shoes—6.4 rubles
Man’s shirt—5 rubles
5 meters of calico—1 ruble
3 lb. meat, 20 lb. white bread, or 1.5 lb. butter—1 ruble

A few donor names include:
D. Abramov
Ya Yantovsky
I.I. Tudorovski—9 rubles, 50 kopecks
A.Z .Freyliher—6 rubles, 50 kopecks
Nusinkes—1 ruble

Two sample pages of the document appear in the article.

(the article was posted by Alexei Fedko, May 19, 2010)

*The chairman of the society was A.G. Hohlovsky--   http://www.doneckforum.com/forum46/thread1874.html