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Marla to Receive Fulbright Grant for Heritage Project in Rohatyn

I am proud and excited to report that Marla has been selected to receive a Fulbright scholarship grant for the 2019-2020 academic year, to support a heritage project at the old Jewish cemetery in Rohatyn. The grant will enable research and planning for rehabilitation and commemoration at the cemetery site, networking and educational exchanges with academic and cultural institutions in…

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Remembering 76 Years Ago

Today, Jay and I returned with friends to Rohatyn to recite a prayer at the “vodokanal” wartime Jewish mass grave (north of Rohatyn town center), on behalf of Rohatyn Jewish Heritage and Jewish descendants of towns and villages in the district now living around the world. 76 years ago, over a period of three or so days, the Jewish ghetto…

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Marking a Sad Anniversary

Today we returned to Rohatyn to mark the 77th anniversary of the destruction of the city’s Jewish community. At the 1942 wartime mass grave, south of the city center, we read a prayer – El Malei Rachamim (אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים, “God, full of mercy”) – for the more than three thousand Jewish victims of the first deadly “aktion” of the…

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Daniel Walkowitz Book Event: Heritage Tourism, Family History, Activism

Yesterday, Rohatyn Jewish Heritage had the pleasure of participating in a public conversation with American academic historian and writer Daniel J. Walkowitz, whose book “The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World – Jewish Heritage in Europe and the United States” was published last year. The event was organized and presented at the Lviv Center For Urban History of East Central Europe,…

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RJH Annual Report 2018

This is a descriptive annual report for Rohatyn Jewish Heritage (RJH), for the calendar year 2018 – in essence a year-in-review summary of our project progress and events, with an outline of our finances as well. To compare our progress in 2018 to our forecast of a year ago, see also our report for 2017. This review is heavily hyperlinked…

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Rohatyn Opillya Museum of Regional History Opens to the Public

After two years of development, Rohatyn’s new regional history and ethnographic museum “Opillya” opened to the public yesterday, and Jay and I attended the ceremony on behalf of descendants of Rohatyn Jewish families. The opening coincided with the first snowfall of the season, but that did not dampen the strong turnout led by Rohatyn’s Mayor, Deputy Mayor, numerous city staff,…

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