Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Announcing the publication the Memorial Book of Stryj, Ukraine by YBIP #galicia

Joel Alpert

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 74th title "Book of Stryj (Ukraine)" -- "Translation
of Sefer Stryj."

The Original Yizkor Book:
Edited by N. Kudish, Tel Aviv,
Published by the Former Residents of Stryj in Israel, 1962

Translated by Susan Rosin, Yocheved Klausner, Israel Pickholtz, Ganit
Eiron, Daniella Heller, and Susannah Juni. Cover Design: Nili Goldman

The translation is hard cover, 11" by 8.5", 742 pages with all the
illustrations and photographs of the original Yizkor book.

Amazon List Price is $66.95. It is available on Amazon for around $48.
Make sure to look for the lowest price. This is a wonderful Chanukah
Gift for a deserving relative or yourself.

Stryj was first populated by Jews in the middle 16th century. The permit
to build the first synagogue was given in 1689. Since the beginning of
their settlement in Stryj the Jews made their living by selling spirits,
wholesale and retail merchandising, providing tax and customs services
and banking for the nobles. After Poland was partitioned in 1772, Stryj
became part of the Austrian Empire. At the time there were about 440
Jewish families in the town and its suburbs. After World War I, Stryj
briefly became a part of the West Ukrainian People's Republic (a
short-lived republic that existed >from November 1918 to July 1919 in
eastern Galicia). In 1919, the area became a part of free and sovereign
Poland. The town had a Jewish population of 10,988 in 1921 and about
12,000 in 1939. Jews were merchants, craftsmen and many were
professionals: doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.

The Germans occupied Stryj on July 2nd, 1941 after breaking the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and hundreds of Jews were immediately killed.
Murders and deportations followed and in August of 1943 the Stryj
ghetto and labor camps around town were liquidated. When the Soviet
army occupied Stryj in August 1944 there were only a few Jewish
survivors. No Jewish community was re-established.

This book tells the story of Stryj's Jews during a period of 400 years of
the existence of their community: their struggles and achievements,
their dreams and hopes, the institutions they established and the many
great and famous personalities >from town. This book serves to
commemorate the once vital and flourishing community of Stryj that no
longer exists.

For more information go to:

Alternate names for the town are: Stryy [Ukrainian], Stryj [Polish],
Stry [Yiddish], Stryi, Stri, Stria, Stryje

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Lysyatychi 7 miles NE
Sokolow 9 miles ESE
Mizhrichchya 10 miles SSE
Woloska Wies 13 miles S
Bolekhiv 13 miles S
Stebnyk 13 miles WNW
Medenychi 13 miles NNW
Hnizdychiv 14 miles ENE
Orov 15 miles WSW
Zhydachiv 16 miles NE
Verkhneye Sinevidnoye 16 miles SW
Truskavets 16 miles W
Drohobych 17 miles WNW
Rozdil 18 miles NNE
Berezdivtsi 19 miles NE
Mykolayiv 19 miles NNE
Zhuravno 20 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday gift for a
loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $30 per book
including shipping. (Amazon discount price is about $49 plus shipping).
Email to Consider this as a Chanukah Gift, or
donation to your local university or public library. Email to to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project

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