BIL'SHIVTSI (Bilshivtsi, Bolshevitz, Bolsewits, Bolsewitz, Bolshevetz, Bolshovtse, Bolshovtzi, Bil'sivci, Bilsziwci, Bolshovtsy,Bilişăuţi, Bołszowce, )Bol'shovtsy, בולשובצה] Print

Alternate names: Bil'shivtsi and Більшівці [Ukr], Bołszowce [Pol], Bolshevitz and באָלשװעץ [Yid], Bol'shovtsy and Болшовцы [Rus], Bilişăuţi [Rom], Bolsewits, Bolsewitz, Bolshevetz, Bolshovtse, Bolshovtzi, Bil'sivci, Bilsziwci. Hebrew: בולשובצה 49°11' N, 24°45' E19 miles N of Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanisławów), 17 miles SSE of Rogatin (Rohatyn). Jewish population: 2,256 (in 1900). [June 2014]

  • During WWI, Jewish cemetery on a hill overlooking the town, was used by the Austrian army for its artillery placements. [June 2014]
  • Galician Traces: "In Bil'shivtsi we found a large synagogue converted into a house of culture.  The building was open but no one was around.  The interior bore no resemblance to a synagogue except for a second floor area that might have been a women's balcony but that now housed a bank of theatrical lights. As I had read, the cemetery at Bil'shivtsi did occupy a commanding bit of high ground and showed signs of Austro-Hungarian World War I artillery gun emplacements.  The only discernible stone was a fragment about 12″ by 18″. [June 2014]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 05:43