HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Located in the Ukraine, the town was also known as Volochonsk (Volkhonskoye). Today called Troiske, it is located in Odessa Oblast (Province), about 80 miles from the capital city of Odessa.
Not much is known about Svatatroiske, although we do know that in 1897 it was reported to have 587 Jewish people.
We do know a lot more about Ananiev, a small city only 16 miles away. Ananiev was a city of merchants, workshops and small factories that made shoes, furniture and leather overcoats. It was also an export centre for grain. Those living in nearby villages came to Ananiev regularly.
The population of 30,000 was about 20 percent Jewish. The Jews lived in comparatively satisfactory conditions. READ MORE