new website on the Jewish history in Galicia and Bukovina #galicia
The Jan. 3, 2010, edition of "Nu? What's New?," Avotaynu's
e-newsletter, reports on a new website
"Jewish History in Galicia and Bukovina"
The site is part of a Hebrew University project "designed to
preserve the once vivid world of Galician and Bukovinian Jewry"
by saving "historical documents and vestiges of Jewish material
culture in Galicia and Bukovina" and making them available on
Currently the site focuses on four towns in the Stanislawow
(Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine) region -- Bohorodczany
(Bohorodchany), Lysiec (Lysets), Nadworna (Nadvirna) and
Solotwina (Solotvyn). For these towns the site now features
cemetery photos, archival documents and newspaper articles,
interviews with former and current residents, and photos of
Jewish sites. Much of this material was gathered by Jewish
studies students >from the former Soviet Union who worked in the
area in August under the direction of researchers. One result
of their summer field work was the complete documentation of
the Solotwina Jewish cemetery -- about 2,000 graves.
The website also has photographs of 23 other towns (see
"Gallery") and administrative histories and population data on
37 towns <http://www.jewishgalicia.net/Index.aspx?iType=9>.
Also on the site is a copy of the eight-page article on Galicia
from the recently published YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews inEastern Europe <http://tinyurl.com/YIVOGalicia>.
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Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA