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Rohatyn 2011

A selection of our photos from working visits to Rohatyn in 2011; for the larger set and some documents gathered on these trips, see this folder.

To see a video of the TV interview described below, please click here.
early April, at the new Jewish cemetery at the north end of town
early April, at the new Jewish cemetery at the north end of town
Marla with Alex D. at the cemetery memorial erected long after the war
Marla with Alex D. at the cemetery memorial erected long after the war
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108620.JAsguZQv.jpg few gravestones are still standing like this one
few gravestones are still standing like this one
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108629.6FCaPCvL.jpg many pieces of headstones cover one corner of the cemetery
many pieces of headstones cover one corner of the cemetery
at the old cemetery, near the town center
at the old cemetery, near the town center
which also has a recent memorial
which also has a recent memorial
things look similar to 2008
things look similar to 2008
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broken, but still cared for
broken, but still cared for
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108749.IHO5HzPF.jpg at the northern Shoah memorial, for victims of the 1943 ghetto liquidation
at the northern Shoah memorial, for victims of the 1943 ghetto liquidation
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the memorial is behind a construction materials site
the memorial is behind a construction materials site
at the southern memorial, for Rohatyn victims of the 1942 aktion
at the southern memorial, for Rohatyn victims of the 1942 aktion
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a passing resident...
a passing resident...
...recalls what he saw and heard as a child in the war
...recalls what he saw and heard as a child in the war
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108803.rYcd5zoC.jpg at the library to meet Ihor, a great friend and guide in town...
at the library to meet Ihor, a great friend and guide in town...
...and Mr. Vorobets, town historian and a key resource for links to Rohatyn's Jewish past
...and Mr. Vorobets, town historian and a key resource for links to Rohatyn's Jewish past
in the library's computer room...
in the library's computer room...
...and on the streets with Mr. Vorobets
...and on the streets with Mr. Vorobets
a garden which Mr. Vorobets has identified as having buried Jewish gravestones
a garden which Mr. Vorobets has identified as having buried Jewish gravestones
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108934.GO0gs3WD.jpg on a street south of Roxelana square...
on a street south of Roxelana square...
in an area where Marla's Horn relatives once lived
in an area where Marla's Horn relatives once lived
walking the old path between the houses
walking the old path between the houses
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108937.lK3z3oBr.jpg the town museum, which has a small historical display
the town museum, which has a small historical display
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108924.RfYTr4vr.jpg walking by the former Judenrat building with Ihor and the museum docent...
walking by the former Judenrat building with Ihor and the museum docent...
...past a site of the former city wall...
...past a site of the former city wall...
...to the Holy Spirit church, a 16th c. wooden church in excellent condition
...to the Holy Spirit church, a 16th c. wooden church in excellent condition
on the bank of the river
on the bank of the river
walking around town; one of the former synagogues, now a private building
walking around town; one of the former synagogues, now a private building
a lovely old house in the new town area southwest of the main square
a lovely old house in the "new town" area southwest of the main square
on Halytska street, an important block for Marla's Horn relatives and other friends' families
on Halytska street, an important block for Marla's Horn relatives and other friends' families
the former Sokol building
the former Sokol building
returning mid-May with Alex F., and meeting Rohatyn's mayor
returning mid-May with Alex F., and meeting Rohatyn's mayor
reviewing a set of Jewish gravestones outside the cemeteries, found by Mr. Vorobets and Ihor
reviewing a set of Jewish gravestones outside the cemeteries, found by Mr. Vorobets and Ihor
others are discovered as we walk the streets; this man alerted us to one in his garden
others are discovered as we walk the streets; this man alerted us to one in his garden
behind the state adminsitration building, two stones found by city workers when doing street work
behind the state adminsitration building, two stones found by city workers when doing street work
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west of the river, this woman has a link to the pre-war Jewish past
west of the river, this woman has a link to the pre-war Jewish past
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135108997.MCeWO7Vn.jpg and she knows about other gravestones stolen by Nazis for paving during the war
and she knows about other gravestones stolen by Nazis for paving during the war
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there are half a dozen here by the riverside
there are half a dozen here by the riverside
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109001.zLsy3GX2.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109002.E1H5M6l4.jpg and while working on these stones, a neighbor tells about another
and while working on these stones, a neighbor tells about another
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109004.L9tSAKQJ.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109005.TCZsHK6V.jpg the next day, back on Valova street near the main square...
the next day, back on Valova street near the main square...
...where there were once four synagogues
...where there were once four synagogues
Marla's family lived in two houses on this street, one for several generations
Marla's family lived in two houses on this street, one for several generations
current residents want to help, but we struggle with the language
current residents want to help, but we struggle with the language
sometimes a combination of gestures and language fragments is enough
sometimes a combination of gestures and language fragments is enough
back in the old cemetery, documenting the existing stones
back in the old cemetery, documenting the existing stones
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109012.v0NdXG5N.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109013.Xedikzco.jpg we return a few days later with Mitchell and Dori
we return a few days later with Mitchell and Dori
Alex F. and Marla are interviewed by Rohatyn TV news!
Alex F. and Marla are interviewed by Rohatyn TV news!
out west of the river again, meeting more residents
out west of the river again, meeting more residents
getting additional details of the pre-war and wartime history
getting additional details of the pre-war and wartime history
then out on the roads again, to review gravestones found since our last visit
then out on the roads again, to review gravestones found since our last visit
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again the residents want to help
again the residents want to help
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135109260.ZgvatjAN.jpg just walking back to the van, Alex F. finds another gravestone in a yard
just walking back to the van, Alex F. finds another gravestone in a yard
and another resident points us to this one, far from the bridge
and another resident points us to this one, far from the bridge
this stone is small enough we can lift it into the van
this stone is small enough we can lift it into the van
with Mr. Vorobets at the southern memorial
with Mr. Vorobets at the southern memorial
two mass graves are side by side under this field
two mass graves are side by side under this field
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in town again, the Alexes compare notes on street names and former Jewish community buildings
in town again, the Alexes compare notes on street names and former Jewish community buildings
Marla and Dori discussing Mitchell's family history
Marla and Dori discussing Mitchell's family history
we stop to pick up the stones behind the state admin building
we stop to pick up the stones behind the state admin building
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now these few stones join others at the new cemetery
now these few stones join others at the new cemetery
things are much overgrown now compared to April
things are much overgrown now compared to April
a late dinner in town to discuss the day's events
a late dinner in town to discuss the day's events
and a final look over the old cemetery as night falls
and a final look over the old cemetery as night falls
we are back in June with Renaud from AFP
we are back in June with Renaud from AFP
Ihor introduces us to the area's head priest, who will help get the word out about the gravestone project
Ihor introduces us to the area's head priest, who will help get the word out about the gravestone project
meeting at the library with Mr. Vorobets again
meeting at the library with Mr. Vorobets again
the director of a local school shows us papers found in the former Jewish community buildings on the school site
the director of a local school shows us papers found in the former Jewish community buildings on the school site
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135468011.znc2dlG6.jpg t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135468009.lkodbtQD.jpg a Liebling business form; Marla is a relative!
a Liebling business form; Marla is a relative!
in the former synagogue on this site
in the former synagogue on this site
and in the mikveh
and in the mikveh
heading into the cellar of the former Judenrat building
heading into the cellar of the former Judenrat building
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135468021.GkrB0Lm4.jpg and now across town in the cellar of a building on Halytska
and now across town in the cellar of a building on Halytska
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135468024.m5kvSoDb.jpg with Renaud at the southern memorial
with Renaud at the southern memorial
Mr. Vorobets has been maintaining the site, with new flowers and paint
Mr. Vorobets has been maintaining the site, with new flowers and paint
at the old Jewish cemetery, after a light rain
at the old Jewish cemetery, after a light rain
t4%2f66%2f607666%2f4%2f135468033.jrYRSiSE.jpg the next day, we visit the northern memorial again; it, too, has been maintained by volunteer effort
the next day, we visit the northern memorial again; it, too, has been maintained by volunteer effort
now at the new cemetery, to see the gravestones from around town moved here
now at the new cemetery, to see the gravestones from around town moved here
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we also separated and turned some others moved earlier...
we also separated and turned some others moved earlier...
...so we can photograph them for our research group
...so we can photograph them for our research group
wild strawberries are in season
wild strawberries are in season
we tour the sites where stones were found...
we tour the sites where stones were found...
...and see that nearly all are moved now
...and see that nearly all are moved now
but a few new ones are discovered
but a few new ones are discovered
one is too large to move by hand...
one is too large to move by hand...
...but we take the rest to join the others at the new cemetery
...but we take the rest to join the others at the new cemetery
we are back for our sixth (!) visit this year, in October
we are back for our sixth (!) visit this year, in October
starting with another review of the WWII-era papers found at the Internat
starting with another review of the WWII-era papers found at the Internat
then a meeting with Abe, Alex, and the city's Deputy Mayor
then a meeting with Abe, Alex, and the city's Deputy Mayor
...who helps us gain access into the former synagogue near Valova street
...who helps us gain access into the former synagogue near Valova street
the building, a ruin after WWII, was converted to a bakery but now is in disuse
the building, a ruin after WWII, was converted to a bakery but now is in disuse
there are some faint marks on an interior wall
there are some faint marks on an interior wall
Mr. Vorobets leads us all on a tour of headstones yet to be moved to the new cemetery
Mr. Vorobets leads us all on a tour of headstones yet to be moved to the new cemetery
two sets of stones were recently found on Yuri Rohatynsiv street
two sets of stones were recently found on Yuri Rohatynsiv street
Mr. Vorobets and the Deputy Mayor guess there may be more under the road surface
Mr. Vorobets and the Deputy Mayor guess there may be more under the road surface
more road work is expected in 2012; more stones may surface
more road work is expected in 2012; more stones may surface
now in the courtyard of the former Gestapo office
now in the courtyard of the former Gestapo office
this retaining wall has been of interest to us for months
this retaining wall has been of interest to us for months
some of the stones look just like cut headstones...
some of the stones look just like cut headstones...
...and in fact are
...and in fact are
we take what we can to the cemetery, but more work is needed here
we take what we can to the cemetery, but more work is needed here
we tour the local high schools with Mr. Vorobets
we tour the local high schools with Mr. Vorobets
this building dates from 1912; Marla has two relatives who studied here
this building dates from 1912; Marla has two relatives who studied here
here's the famous and historic 'Red School'...
here's the famous and historic 'Red School'...
...where Mr. Vorobets still teaches two days a week
...where Mr. Vorobets still teaches two days a week
we continue the group's building image project...
we continue the group's building image project...
...this time on north Halytska street
...this time on north Halytska street
we visit the new cemetery to transfer stones...
we visit the new cemetery to transfer stones...
...and review the status again
...and review the status again
a quick visit to the souther memorial; things look good here
a quick visit to the souther memorial; things look good here
the old cemetery is also in good condition....
the old cemetery is also in good condition....
but we are surprised to see a newly-built ohel here
but we are surprised to see a newly-built ohel here
we'll need to learn more about this soon
we'll need to learn more about this soon
finally, we pay a quick visit to the village of Perenivka, just north of Rohatyn, before heading home to Lviv
finally, we pay a quick visit to the village of Perenivka, just north of Rohatyn, before heading home to Lviv