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Jewish Mass Graves Survey Report Online

For nine days from late May to early June, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage commissioned a non-invasive professional archaeology survey at WW2-era Jewish mass grave sites in Rohatyn. The 80-page final report by the Centre of Archaeology from Staffordshire University is now online. Within the surveyed areas, two mass grave boundaries were detected and defined (one at each location, north and south),…

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Second Lviv Roundtable on Jewish Heritage is Held

Rohatyn Jewish Heritage participated on December 11, 2017 in a follow-up roundtable titled “Saving Jewish Cultural Heritage”. The roundtable was held at the office of the Honorary Consul of Israel in Lviv, where earlier this year a first roundtable was convened to review local Jewish heritage projects, and to exchange strategies for meeting challenges faced in cities and towns to…

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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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