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BOGUSLAV:

Town in the government of Kiev, Russia. It is mentioned in official documents dated 1195. Nothing is known of the date of the Jewish settlement there. Russian and Polish historians record that Boguslav was one of the cities which suffered most severely from the uprising of Chmielnicki; Jewish sources, however, do not mention it among the communities destroyed. The town has a population of about 12,000, of which 10,000 are Jews. In 1809 a Jewish printing-office was established in Boguslav, and the first work published there was "Besamim Rosh," by Joseph Katz.

Bibliography:
  • Semenov, i. 288;
  • Spisok Yevreiskikh Izdanii. p. 3, St. Petersburg, 1894.
H. R. I. Br.
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