Olevsk (Ukrainian: Оле́вськ, translit. Olévs’k, Polish: Olewsk, Yiddish: אלעווסק‎) is a city in Olevsk Raion, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Olevsk Raion. Population: 10,305 (2020 est.)[1]


Downtown Olevsk
Downtown Olevsk
Flag of Olevsk
Coat of arms of Olevsk
Coat of arms
Country Ukraine
OblastZhytomyr Oblast
RaionOlevsk Raion
 • Total10,305
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)


Historical affiliations

  Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1488–1569
  Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1793
  Russian Empire 1793–1917
  Republic of Poland 1919–1920
  Soviet Ukraine 1920–1922
  Soviet Union 1922–1991
    Nazi Germany 1941–1944 (occupation)
  Ukraine 1991–present

Olevsk was first mentioned in 1488. In 1641 Olevsk was granted Magdeburg city rights by Polish King Władysław IV Vasa.

Later it became a town in Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire.

During World War II on November 15 or 21, 1941, members of Taras Bulba-Borovets' Ukrainian People's Revolutionary Army collaborated with the German administration in taking more than 500 Jews from Olevsk to Varvarivka, where they were murdered.[2]



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. ^ McBride, Jared (July 20, 2016). "Ukrainian Holocaust Perpetrators Are Being Honored in Place of Their Victims". The Tablet. Retrieved July 22, 2016.

Coordinates: 51°13′N 27°39′E / 51.217°N 27.650°E / 51.217; 27.650