Re: Fogel family in Rivne or Rowno is this the same place #ukraine
My own family from the city of Rovno (Rivne in the Ukrainian language). This City has a big ownership history like most of the cities and towns in the Eastern Europe.
From Wikipedia and my own research:
1. Following the Second Partition of Poland in 1793 Rovno (Rivne) became a part of the Russian Empire, and in 1797 it was declared to be a county level (uyezd) town of the Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire.
2. During World War I (1914-1918) and the period of chaos shortly after, it was briefly under German, Ukrainian, Bolshevik, and Polish rule. In April–May 1919 Rivne served as the temporary capital of Ukrainian People's Republic.
3. As the result of the Polish-Soviet war and in accordance with the Riga Peace Treaty of 1921 it became a part of Polish Volhynian Voivodeship, a situation which would last until the Second World War (17 September, 1939).
4. On 17-September-1939, Rovno (Rivne) was taken over by the Soviet Union. From December of the same year Rovno (Rivne) became the centre of the newly established Rivne Oblast, within the Ukrainian SSR.
5. On June 28, 1941 Rovno (Rivne) was captured by Nazi Germany, which later established the city as the administrative centre of Reichskommissariat Ukraine. At the time, roughly half of Rovno's inhabitants were Jewish; of these, about 23,000 were taken to a pine grove in Sosenki near the City of Rovno (Rivne) and killed between November 6 and 8 by Nazis and their collaborators. A Jewish ghetto was established in Rovno for the remaining 5,000 Jews. In July 1942, its population was sent 70 km (43 mi) north to Kostopil where they were killed, the ghetto was subsequently liquidated on 13-July-1942.
6. On February 2, 1944, the city was liberated from the Nazis by the Red Army in the Battle of Rovno, and remained under Soviet control until Ukraine regained its independence on the break-up of the USSR in 1991.
Please also see attached:
''Holocaust in Rovno Book'' in PDF by Jefrey Burds;