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Rohatyn Jewish Heritage Presents at EHRI Holocaust Seminar

Yesterday, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage was one of three presenters on the final day of an international EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) research seminar organized by NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam), the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History (Munich), and our friends at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe here…

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25 More Headstone Fragments Uncovered on vul. Drahomanovа

Olga Verbiana, a friend and journalist living in Rohatyn, alerted us through Facebook last week that another significant batch of Jewish headstone fragments were uncovered on vul. Drahomanovа across the road from the Hnyla Lypa River. The two dozen stones, mostly large fragments and each making up a third or quarter of an original stone, were discovered when a local…

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The Matzevah Foundation Visits Rohatyn’s
Old Jewish Cemetery

It was our great pleasure yesterday to bring to Rohatyn our friends Steven Reece and Bruce Mussey of The Matzevah Foundation, Inc. (TMF), a qualified Christian charity organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than a decade of experience working in Jewish cemeteries in Poland. The visit gave Steven and Bruce a first opportunity to walk Rohatyn’s old Jewish cemetery…

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Memorandum of Cooperation with the City of Rohatyn

Last week, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage signed a memorandum of cooperation with the City of Rohatyn, agreeing to work together to preserve and promote Jewish heritage in and around the city for the benefit of all. We are very pleased to participate in this important public acknowledgement of our common interest in protecting and popularizing Rohatyn’s tangible and intangible Jewish heritage…

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Mass Graves Survey Completes in Rohatyn

Over nine days at the end of May and into June, the long-anticipated non-invasive survey of the Jewish mass graves in Rohatyn was completed by a team of four scientists from the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University in the UK, led by Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls, an award-winning archaeologist with extensive research experience at Holocaust sites in Europe and…

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Rohatyn Jewish Heritage Meets with Rohatyn Students

At the invitation of Rohatyn English teachers Nataliya Olvach and Ruslana Okrepka, Thursday morning this past week I met with students participating in a three-week intensive English language summer camp at Gymnasium #1 located at the corner of vul. Halytska and vul. Shevchenko, across from Roksolana Square. Nataliya had seen on Facebook a few days earlier that Rohatyn Jewish Heritage…

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