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Quiet time in Rohatyn, September 1915.
Perhaps you are interested in the history of Rohatyn but are bored by history timelines? Maybe you are wondering, where did we hide that fascinating 1932 film by Fanny Holtzmann which shows smiling people walking and interacting in various locations around Rohatyn? Or possibly you are researching a topic of Rohatyn’s history which doesn’t tie to one specific event or period? There could be many reasons why a timeline format is not ideal for your interest in the Jewish and other pasts of Rohatyn. This page collects all of the articles which we have written for our website covering events, people, places, and themes from those pasts, in a simple list format so you can browse them without searching the timelines.
Even this simple list is becoming long, so the articles are grouped by general time period (as in the timelines), beginning with thematic articles which span more than one period. And yes, the list is not complete yet, because we are still working on portions of the timeline and on supporting articles, but they will be added here as they are completed.
In case you really do want to follow the timeline, here’s the outline: A History of the Jewish Community of Rohatyn.
The Jewish Population of Rohatyn
Memoirs of Jewish Life in Rohatyn
The Early Years (Beginnings to 1914)
Rohatyn District Lease of 1693
Rohatyn District Population in 1710
Inventory of the Rohatyn District in 1725
The Jewish Population of Rohatyn in 1765
Wild Weather in 1817
The 1907 Austrian Parliamentary Election in Rohatyn
The Great War in Rohatyn (1914 to 1918)
Military Training Exercises in Rohatyn, 1916
World War I Battle Maps
The Interwar Era (1918 to 1939)
1926 Polish Declarations of Friendship with the United States
Fanny Holtzmann’s 1932 Film of Rohatyn
The Shoah in Rohatyn (1939 to 1945)
Rohatyn’s Wartime Righteous Gentiles
The Katzmann Report and Rohatyn
The Route to Belżec
Rohatyn in the Oneg Shabbat – Ringelblum Archive
USHMM Encyclopedia: Ghettos of Rohatyn and the Region
Yahad – In Unum Interviews with Rohatyn Holocaust Witnesses
Jewish Rohatyners Today (1945 to Present)
Migration and Continuation: Jewish Rohatyners Today
Regional Jewish Culture
What’s in a Word: Regional Terms for Jews, Past & Present
Jewish Music in Rohatyn
Jewish Theater in Rohatyn
Jewish Traditions for Death, Burial, and Mourning
Written in Stone: The Art and Meaning of Rohatyn’s Jewish Grave Markers