Bykhaw (Belarusian: Бы́хаў, Łacinka: Bychaŭ, pronounced [ˈbɨxaʊ]) or Bykhov (Russian: Бы́хов, Polish: Bychów, Yiddish: Bihov, ביחאָוו, Lithuanian: Bychavas) is a town in the eastern Belarusian Mogilev Region. It is located 44 km south of Mogilev (M on the Dnieper River (Dniapro), and is the administrative center of the Bykhaw District. As of 2009, its population was 17,031.
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Bykhaw is known for its 17th-century synagogue. During World War II, Bychaw was occupied by the German Army from 5 July 1941 until 28 June 1944 and placed under the administration of the Generalbezirk Weißruthenien of Reichskommissariat Ostland. The Jews of Bykhov were killed in two mass shootings in September and November 1941. According to the German and Soviet archives, there were 4600 Jews from Bykhaw who were shot in Voronino.
- Численность населения областей и районов: Могилевская (PDF) (in Russian). Национальный статистический комитет Республики Беларусь. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- ru:Быхов (аэродром)
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- Bykhaw. Synagogues
- Places of interest and photos of Bykhaw on Radzima.org
- Jewish Encyclopedia
- The murder of the Jews of Bykhaw during World War II, at Yad Vashem website.