The infamous word "pogrom" unchanged entered most European languages. Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire in 19 –Beginning 20 century. Then the deadly bacillus of anti-Semitism was struck all over Ukraine, accordingly, pogroms swept throughout its territory. But especially bloody and cruel was 15-16 February 1919 of the year, in which about 1600 human.
Armed gangs cracked down on peaceful Jewish populations far from politics, which for some reason also personified the bourgeois, and socialists, and the culprits of devastation. A wild orgy of blood-drunk bandits lasted two days, a 18 February the same thugs committed a massacre in the town of Felshtyn, erasing almost 600 human. But it was done by those (I can't dare call them the word "people"), who knew the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" well.
15 February representatives of the Jewish religious community, clerics of different denominations, city public, workers of the Hesed Besht Foundation gathered for a meeting-requiem, to honor the memory of the innocent. By tradition, stones were laid at the monument and graves, lamps and flowers.
17 February from. Guardske Khmelnitsky district (the former town of Felshtyn) a prayer meeting was also held near the memorial sign. More than a hundred inhabitants (and that says a lot!) came to honor the memory of their old neighbors, who gave their lives for no one knows why and no one knows who ...
And in the evening 15, 16 and 17 February citizens and residents with. Gvardijske lit in their homes memorial candles in memory of the victims of all Jewish pogroms.