ZABOLOTOV (Pol. Zablotów), town in Ivano-Frankovsk (Stanislav) district, Ukraine. The Jewish settlement in Zabolotov developed in the 18th century, and by 1764 there were 986 Jews in the town. From 1772 till 1918 the region was part of the Austrian empire. In the early 19th century there was a strong hasidic trend in the community, due mainly to David Hager (d. 1848; see *Kosov), who founded a rabbinic dynasty centered in the town. The *Baron de Hirsch Foundation established a school and a bank. The Jewish population numbered 1,730 (49% of the total) in 1880; 2,009 (50%) in 1890; 2,092 (49%) in 1900; and 2,171 (46%) in 1910. Toward the end of World War I many Jews left Zabolotov because of antisemitic attacks. In 1921 there were only 1,454 Jews (41%) left. Between the world wars the town was under Polish administration.
B. Wasiutyński, Ludność źydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX (1930), 124; R. Mahler, Yidn in Amolikn Poyln in Likht fun Tsifern (1958), index; Ir u-Metim: Zabolotov ha-Mele'ah ve-ha-Ḥarevah (Heb. and Yid., 1949), a memorial book.
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