“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:
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:
I.I. Tudorovski—9 rubles, 50 kopecks
A.Z .Freyliher—6 rubles, 50 kopecks
Two sample pages of the document appear in the article.
(the article was posted by Alexei Fedko, May 19, 2010)