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2011 Rohatyn Visit #6 - October 12th

A google map of the gravestone project status is available.

There are also more images of the Jewish papers found during renovation of the boarding school.
after meeting Abe Lyons, our day begins at the Internat (boarding school)...
after meeting Abe Lyons, our day begins at the Internat (boarding school)...
...for another look at the Jewish papers found at the site during renovations...
...for another look at the Jewish papers found at the site during renovations...
...these photos are a sampling of the variety of papers collected from the building complex...
...these photos are a sampling of the variety of papers collected from the building complex...
...which housed the Judenrat in WWII
...which housed the Judenrat in WWII
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138814145.NswXFGZz.jpg a wartime German-language newspaper scrap
a wartime German-language newspaper scrap
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some math homework
some math homework
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138814149.UeHcgV7K.jpg the bottom of the box contains scraps too small to make out
the bottom of the box contains scraps too small to make out
then we go to city hall; here's Abe, Alex, and Marla meeting with the Deputy Mayor
then we go to city hall; here's Abe, Alex, and Marla meeting with the Deputy Mayor
the Deputy Mayor arranges for us to see the inside of the former synagogue near Valova street
the Deputy Mayor arranges for us to see the inside of the former synagogue near Valova street
it's our first time inside this historic site
it's our first time inside this historic site
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138814155.qPnJcVYs.jpg the building was heavily damaged during WWII...
the building was heavily damaged during WWII...
...and the roof completely replaced before it was converted to a bakery
...and the roof completely replaced before it was converted to a bakery
there is much discussion about some markings on the wall over the windows...
there is much discussion about some markings on the wall over the windows...
...but it is hard to make out any design
...but it is hard to make out any design
smaller rooms were added to serve the later industrial purpose
smaller rooms were added to serve the later industrial purpose
we thank the current owners and head off again with the Deputy Mayor
we thank the current owners and head off again with the Deputy Mayor
Mr. Vorobets takes us on a review of headstones yet to be moved to the cemetery; here, the garden on Ivan Franko street
Mr. Vorobets takes us on a review of headstones yet to be moved to the cemetery; here, the garden on Ivan Franko street
now we are east of downtown, on Yuri Rohatynsiv  street
now we are east of downtown, on Yuri Rohatynsiv street
several headstone fragments were unearthed here in the past few weeks
several headstone fragments were unearthed here in the past few weeks
Alex speaks with a neighborhood resident to learn about these stones
Alex speaks with a neighborhood resident to learn about these stones
Mr. Vorobets will arrange to move these soon
Mr. Vorobets will arrange to move these soon
now we visit Zelena street again
now we visit Zelena street again
still one large stone to be moved from here
still one large stone to be moved from here
now we are in the courtyard between Halytska and Mickiewicz streets, home to the Gestapo in WWII
now we are in the courtyard between Halytska and Mickiewicz streets, home to the Gestapo in WWII
we have been here before and eyed this retaining wall...
we have been here before and eyed this retaining wall...
...because the stones look similar to cut headstones
...because the stones look similar to cut headstones
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and now we confirm that many are in fact headstones
and now we confirm that many are in fact headstones
we take the few we've dislolodged, but the task here is large and will need coordination
we take the few we've dislolodged, but the task here is large and will need coordination
we then visit the former Ukrainian high school, now an agricultural school
we then visit the former Ukrainian high school, now an agricultural school
Marla has relatives who attended here and probably looked out this window
Marla has relatives who attended here and probably looked out this window
we ask the administrators if there are any records or photos from before WWII; alas, there are none
we ask the administrators if there are any records or photos from before WWII; alas, there are none
but there are some traces of the building's history in the architecture
but there are some traces of the building's history in the architecture
now we visit high school #2, the 'Red School'
now we visit high school #2, the 'Red School'
traces of its past as a boys' school
traces of its past as a boys' school
Mr. Vorobets gives us a tour; he still teaches here two days a week
Mr. Vorobets gives us a tour; he still teaches here two days a week
Abe, Marla, Mr. Vorobets, and Alex outside the history department
Abe, Marla, Mr. Vorobets, and Alex outside the history department
a display on the history of the Ukrainian school system in Rohatyn
a display on the history of the Ukrainian school system in Rohatyn
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now we head up Shevchenko street again...
now we head up Shevchenko street again...
...to visit the high school branch near the city center
...to visit the high school branch near the city center
more school history
more school history
a brief break to continue the project of cataloguing town buildings...
a brief break to continue the project of cataloguing town buildings...
...this time on the north end of Halytska street
...this time on the north end of Halytska street
several of these buildings have relevance to the former Jewish community here
several of these buildings have relevance to the former Jewish community here
now we head back to the 'new' Jewish cemetery...
now we head back to the 'new' Jewish cemetery...
...we place the new stones among those previously moved...
...we place the new stones among those previously moved...
...and once again review the progress
...and once again review the progress
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138814448.8bFxAflO.jpg there are still many fragments under the trees, waiting to be imaged and deciphered
there are still many fragments under the trees, waiting to be imaged and deciphered
the day is waning as we head south to visit one of the memorials, still well cared-for
the day is waning as we head south to visit one of the memorials, still well cared-for
a visit to the 'old' Jewish cemetery shows no significant changes...
a visit to the 'old' Jewish cemetery shows no significant changes...
...except for this big surprise: a new ohel has been erected over three of the graves!
...except for this big surprise: a new ohel has been erected over three of the graves!
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we will need to learn more about who built this, and who was memorialized
we will need to learn more about who built this, and who was memorialized
heading north out of town, to find a small nearby village
heading north out of town, to find a small nearby village
the weather has been very changeable, with some benefits
the weather has been very changeable, with some benefits
we find the village of Perenivka, just north of Rohatyn off the main road
we find the village of Perenivka, just north of Rohatyn off the main road
in 1846 this village was counted with Rohatyn in administrative maps
in 1846 this village was counted with Rohatyn in administrative maps
a tiny old church and belfry
a tiny old church and belfry
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f138814481.T3llFE5b.jpg as the sun sets, it's time to head back to Lviv...
as the sun sets, it's time to head back to Lviv...