Announcing the publication of Memorial Book of Kolomey (Kolomyya, Ukraine) #ukraine #yizkorbooks

Susan Rosin

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is proud to announce our 130th title:
Memorial Book of Kolomey (Kolomyya, Ukraine)
This is the English translation of Pinkas Kolomey

The original book was published in New York in 1957 and edited by Shlomo Bickel.


Hard Cover, 8.5” by 11”, 342 pages with original photographs
Editor of Original Yizkor Book: Shlomo Bickel
Project Coordinators: Claire Hisler Shefftz z”l and Dr. Ben Nachman
Layout and Name Indexing: Jonathan Wind
Cover Design: Rachel Kolokoff Hopper
Reproduction of Photographs: Sondra Ettlinger

Kolomey (Kolomyya), Ukraine is located on the Prut river, 40 miles from Ivano-Frankivsk. The city is approximately halfway between Lviv and Chernivtsi (Czernowitz), in the center of the historical region of Pokuttya.
On the eve of the Second World War Kolomey Jews numbered about 19,000 (45% of the city’s population). This community was culturally vibrant and complex, and its influence on the Jewish culture of Galicia was significant. Before the Holocaust there were approximately 50 operational synagogues in Kolomey, diverse Hassidic kloizes and a Zionist synagogue. Jewish political and cultural organizations which developed towards the end of the 19th century enriched communal life, and the city was home to a variety of educational institutions, reflecting a wide array of ideological stances. A public library, named after Y. L. Peretz, operated in the city between the two World Wars.

This Yizkor book contains many first-hand accounts and personal remembrances of the survivors and immigrants from the town and serves as a fitting memorial to this destroyed Jewish community and in addition bears witness to its destruction.

For the researchers, this book contains a wealth of both genealogical and cultural information that can provide a picture of the environment of our ancestors.

May this Yizkor Book serve as a memorial to all the victims of the Shoah from Kolomey.

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