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CHERNEVTZY:

Town in the government of Podolia, Russia; it has (1898) a population of about 15,000, including about 2,000 Jews. Of the latter, 267 are artisans, but most of them earn a livelihood as small tradesmen. In the local sugar-refinery, which employs 400 men, only 14 Jews find work. There are, besides, 17 journeymen and 20 agricultural laborers. The number of Jewish poor Chernevtzy is very considerable. In 1898 there were 60 families who received fuel from charitable organizations.

H. R. S. J.
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