Like many cities in Eastern Europe, Pinsk had a significant Jewish population before World War II and the Holocaust.
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From 1633 on Pinsk had a secondary school, the so-called brothers' school (the brotherhoods were religious organisations aiming to provide education for their members and their children).
During the Cossack rebellion of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1640) against Polish king John II Casimir, it was captured by Cossacks who carried out a pogrom against the city's Jewish population; the Polish Army retook the city with considerable loss of life.
Most of Jews were killed in late October 1942, during the liquidation of the Pińsk Ghetto by the German Ordnungspolizei and the Belarusian Auxiliary Police. In 1945 with the new post–World War II border adjustments of Poland, Pinsk became part of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic.
It was center of Pinsk Oblast between 19 and again between 19 before joining to Brest Voblast.
During the Soviet invasion of Poland, on 20 September 1939 Pinsk and the surrounding territories were occupied by the Red Army of the Soviet Union in accordance with the Hitler-Stalin pact against Poland that started the World War II.
Following Operation Barbarossa, from 4 July 1941 to 14 July 1944, Pinsk was occupied by Nazi Germany as part of Reichskommissariat Ukraine.
During the Polish-Soviet War of liberation, in April 1919, thirty-five Jews from Pinsk were executed by the Polish Army under the charge of being the Bolshevik collaborators who fired at the Polish soldiers.
The incident, known as the Pinsk massacre, created a diplomatic crisis noted at the Versailles Conference.
) is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia region, traversed by the river Pina, at the confluence of the Pina and Pripyat rivers. Pinsk is first mentioned in the chronicles of 1097 as Pinesk, a town belonging to Sviatopolk of Turov. Pinsk's early history is closely linked with the history of Turov.
The city centre has become an active place for youth of all ages with summer theme parks and a newly built association football stadium that houses the town's football team, FC Volna Pinsk.
Pińsk was initially a provincial capital of the Polish Polesie Voivodeship.