Ukraine SIG #Ukraine RE: Ostrozec #ukraine
In a message dated 10/1/03 9:26:21 PM, David.M.Simon@gems9.gov.bc.ca writes:
<< My mother in law has applied for some sort of compensation or pension based
on her having being in a ghetto or in an area that was persecuted by the
Germans (I am not sure which). She was living in Ostrozec, a "town" that
was in Poland prior to the war, then Russia then the Ukraine. Her
application was rejected as they had no record of any "action" in that
area. She says the Germans basically got the local Polish/Ukrainian boys
to do their dirty work.
Has anyone heard of this town or the area ? Or know of where I might find
some information about it ?
A quick google search turned up the information that the SS murdered 900 Jews
of "Ostrozec, Volhynia." See:
Another URL that appeared for Ostrozec was:
which indicated that Ostrozec or "Ostrozhets" is located 50 kilometers >from
Rovno and 16 kilometers >from Lutzk.
Chester G. Cohen's "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer" says that Ostrozhets is
northeast of Lvov and 15 kilometers north of "Malinov" ( or Mlynow), and that in 1897
the census reported its Jewish population as consisting of 636 Jews.
"Where We Once Walked" gives the map coordinates for Ostrozhets in the
Ukraine, 50 kilometers west of Rovno, as 50'40/15'33.
According to my "google" search "Ostrozhets" is one of the many towns about
which some information can be found in the "Encyclopedia of Jewish Life"
It behooves all Jewishgenners to consult Jewishgen's ShtetlSeeker, click on
its map function for the town sought. They should also try searching through
Jewishgen's Discussion Group Archives and the message archives of its Special
Interest Groups, and to remember to do websearches before posing questions
which they can often answer through their own efforts. I have often found it very
useful when looking for information I can't find in books or on the internet,
to use the "Search this website" box on Jewishgen's main page
(www.jewishgen.org). As always, while using Jewishgens' "searchbox" and looking elsewhere
one always has to keep in mind alternate spellings, some of which can be very
odd and even erroneous.
It may very well be true that the Germans incited the Poles and Ukrainians to
the Germans' "dirty work." Unfortunately, in many towns the Germans did not
even have to work hard to provoke the non-Jewish inhabitants Throughout their
histories, Poles and Ukrainians were often at loggerheads, and the Jews were
all too often blamed for the perceived problems of the antagonists.
In some towns the Germans or their collaborators would simply slaughter the
Jews, while in other towns the Jews would be rounded up and sent to ghettos
which were set up in larger towns and cities, or sent directly to concentration
or "death" camps.
Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Researching: BELKOWSKY and BIELKOWSKY, Odessa,St. Petersburg and
Berdichev;ROTHSTEIN, Kremenchug; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SCHUTZ, RETTIG, WAHL, Shcherets; LEVY,
WEIL, Mulhouse; SAS or SASS,Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol, Podwolochisk,
Berdichev; BEHAM, Salok and Kharkov; WOLPIANSKY, Ostryna.