Poninka, Ukraine

(Paninka, Poninky)


Poninka (Khmelnytsky District) is a small town in the Volhynia province of Ukraine.  There are a handful of Jewish residents left but in the past, it had a vibrant Jewish community.  This website is dedicated to the memory of all who were born and lived in Poninka, including those who left and those who were killed there in 1941 and 1942.  

Please contact me if your family comes from Poninka or you have information or photos to share.


Poninka is located at 50 11N/27 32E, west of Kiev and adjoining the larger community of Polonnoye.

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This modern emblem for the town of Poninka was created in 1999.  The scroll represents paper, the main industry in town, the wavy lines represent the nearby river, and 1787 the year Poninka was founded.

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Outdoor market on the Main Square of Poninka

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Typical Houses in Poninka, 2001

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Memorial to Soldiers who died, fighting in the Soviet Army during World War II

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Where can you learn more about Poninka and its environs?

JewishGen     |     JewishGen Family Finder     |      JewishGen Databases     |     Ukraine SIG

KehilaLinks Directory   |   Kehilalinks site for Polonnoye  |  Kehilalinks site for Labun (Yurovshchina)

Photos taken by Linda Cantor, 2001

Site last updated:  Apr 18 2021
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