ZBOROV (Pol. Zborów), city in Tarnopol district, Ukraine. The Jewish community had considerable influence in Zborov in the 17th century. The peace treaty signed in Zborov in
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On the outbreak of World War II, there were about 1,800 Jews in Zborov. In July 1941 an Aktion took place and 850 Jews were killed. In September or October 1942 some of the Jews were deported to the *Belzec death camp. The ghetto was liquidated in April–June 1943. A number of Jews were imprisoned in a forced-labor camp in Zborov established at the end of 1941. This camp was liquidated in July 1943 when all its inmates were killed. After the war the Jewish community of Zborov was not reconstituted.
N.N. Hannover, Yeven Mezulah (1966; map); B. Wasiutyński, Ludność żydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX I XX (1930), 121, 130, 147.
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