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Alternate names: Horodenka and ГОРОДЕНКА [Ukr, Pol, Yid האראדענקע10], Gorodënka [Rus]. 48°40' N, 25°30' E, 40 miles ESE of Ivano-Frankivsk, 32 miles NW of Chernivtsi (Tschernowitz), 23 miles ENE of Kolomyya (Kołomyja)..ewish population: about 4,000.

    • Sefer Horodenka (Tel Aviv, 1963)
    • MEMORIAL) BOOK OF HORODENKA, UKRAINE (Translation of Sefer Horodenka). Original Yizkor Book, Edited by: Shimon Meltzer
      Published in Tel Aviv, 1963. 558 pages.The rich Jewish culture that developed in the town is well described.  It 
      all came to an end in June 1941, when the Nazis invaded Russian territory; according to reliable evidence about 3,000 adults and children
      were murdered in 1941 and 1942 in three "Actions". Amazon [Apr 2014]
    • List of Soviet 'citizens' of Horodenka Region shot by German-Fascist invaders, 
      from documents of a Soviet Commission for the investigation of
      military crimes 1944-46 (undated)
    • KehilaLink
    • Gesher Galicia
    • Museum of the History of Polish Jews
    • Jewish Records Indexing Poland Town Page
    • Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 29: "Horodenka".
    • Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 175-181: "Horodenka"
    • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 528: "Horodenka
    • See Tosia Schneider, “Visiting Gorodenka, Fifty-three Years Later”. Ms. Schneider, nee Szechter, spent her early life in Horodenka.
    • The only survivor of her family, she spent part of WWII in the ghettoes of Horodenka, Tluste, and the labor camp at Lisowce. [January 2009]

Jewish cemetery:

  • Many gravestones removed by the Germans and locals were used to pave the streets.
    The cemetery appears neglected, but vegetation is controlled by grazing animals.
  • The surrounding stone wall is gone, but survivors in Israel plan erect a fence. [January 2009]


  • One for women and one for men. A beautiful memorial in Hebrew and Ukrainianover one of the mass graves was erected in the late 1990s with financial support from survivors in Israel reads in English: "In memory of all the martyred victims of the Holocaust from Horodenka and vicinity who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the actions, in the labor camps, in the death camps, and by all other means during the period of the Second World War, 1941-1945" [January 2009]



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