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2011 Rohatyn Visit #3 - May 13th/14th

Ihor introduced us to the mayor of Rohatyn, and his secretary and department head
Ihor introduced us to the mayor of Rohatyn, and his secretary and department head
out in the Babince area at a gravestone site previously scouted by Mr. Vorobets and Ihor
out in the Babince area at a gravestone site previously scouted by Mr. Vorobets and Ihor
reading the face of a stone
reading the face of a stone
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most are in poor condition
most are in poor condition
after viewing these...
after viewing these...
...Mr. Vorobets spoke with a man on the road and learned he had found a stone in his garden
...Mr. Vorobets spoke with a man on the road and learned he had found a stone in his garden
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in town, behind the state administration building
in town, behind the state administration building
these stones had been moved here by the city after discovery during some road work
these stones had been moved here by the city after discovery during some road work
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Mr. Vorobets talks to residents in areas where stones were used as sidewalk paving by Nazis during the war
Mr. Vorobets talks to residents in areas where stones were used as sidewalk paving by Nazis during the war
several residents had suggestions where to look
several residents had suggestions where to look
another resident offering to help with access to his land
another resident offering to help with access to his land
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more encounters as we walk the area by the river
more encounters as we walk the area by the river
a relative of this woman helped Sabina Wind Fuks hide during the war...
a relative of this woman helped Sabina Wind Fuks hide during the war...
...and they stayed in touch after the war
...and they stayed in touch after the war
she also knew where there were some stones taken from the cemeteries
she also knew where there were some stones taken from the cemeteries
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f134705922.qZTSTd8O.jpg Alex cleaning a stone so he can read it
Alex cleaning a stone so he can read it
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f134705930.SZTHVKEh.jpg Ihor helping with translations, as always
Ihor helping with translations, as always
some stones are face down; inscriptions are revealed when they are dug out
some stones are face down; inscriptions are revealed when they are dug out
Mr. Vorobets helping Alex with the cleaning
Mr. Vorobets helping Alex with the cleaning
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f134705938.4XoCfTU2.jpg yet another neighbor knows about another stone hidden in the brush by the river
yet another neighbor knows about another stone hidden in the brush by the river
a man offers to clear the area for us
a man offers to clear the area for us
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t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f134705946.GGTwNQJz.jpg we wonder how many there are
we wonder how many there are
we have little common language, but it works
we have little common language, but it works
ending the day at the new cemetery; Mr. Vorobets has helped to move stones over the years (he & Ihor moved some last month)
ending the day at the new cemetery; Mr. Vorobets has helped to move stones over the years (he & Ihor moved some last month)
next morning, on the road to the train station
next morning, on the road to the train station
Rohatyn's station is on the south line out of Lviv
Rohatyn's station is on the south line out of Lviv
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f134705955.9tvsdJrX.jpg on Valova street off the rynok
on Valova street off the rynok
a large synagogue used to stand at the left here...
a large synagogue used to stand at the left here...
...and another in the building at the left here
...and another in the building at the left here
possibly a third where this garden is today
possibly a third where this garden is today
Marla's family lived in two houses on this street, for at least a century before WWI
Marla's family lived in two houses on this street, for at least a century before WWI
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f134706139.e43V5uTn.jpg another view of the former synagogue building
another view of the former synagogue building
a resident shares his memories of the area
a resident shares his memories of the area
we're struggling with the language...
we're struggling with the language...
...but the residents are patient with us...
...but the residents are patient with us...
...a few words in several languages, and a lot of gesturing
...a few words in several languages, and a lot of gesturing
southwest of the rynok, another friend joins us
southwest of the rynok, another friend joins us
maps and camera!
maps and camera!
near the electrical utility yard, in the neighborhood where part of Alex's family once lived
near the electrical utility yard, in the neighborhood where part of Alex's family once lived
heading toward the old cemetery, along disused train tracks
heading toward the old cemetery, along disused train tracks
documenting the stones; some have been recorded before, some not
documenting the stones; some have been recorded before, some not
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this stone is from a group member's ancestor
this stone is from a group member's ancestor
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clearing brush and checking the record
clearing brush and checking the record
we'll be back in a few days...
we'll be back in a few days...