Re: Visiting Ukraine: Czernowitz #galicia

Shelley K. Pollero

Czernowitz was located in the province of Bukowina. Bukowina was acquired by
the Austrian Empire >from the Ottoman Empire in 1775. It merged with Galicia
in 1787. After 1849, Bukowina was administered as a separate province. It
shares with Romania a history of Turkish and Romanian administration that
was not experienced by Galicia. (>from Gesher Galicia's FAQ)

Several years ago, Gesher Galicia and Rom-SIG (the Romanian Special Interest
Group) decided that it would be best for Rom-SIG to focus on Bukowina, which
it does in its discussion group and its web site. Gesher Galicia does not
include Czernowitz, although many Galicia researchers had family there.

On the Rom-SIG web site, Bruce I. Reisch describes a trip he took in 1998 with a tips to those
traveling to Bukowina, lodging, Jewish contacts, and a link to photos of
places he visited on his trip, including Czernowitz at

Shelley K. Pollero, Coordinator
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland

Subject: Visiting Ukraine
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 11:01:02 -0400
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I am hoping to visit Czernowitz, Ukraine next MAy. I will be coming into, and
flying out of Europe at Manchester, England. I would appreciate any and all
information on traveling to Czernowitz, what places to visit to try to find
information on my ancestors, and information on guides translators and hotels.

Please contact me privately, and thanks for your help.
Bruce Wexler
Jackson, NJ USA

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