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ROGATIN: Rohatyn, Rohatin, Rogatin , Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast PDF Print E-mail

Coat of arms of Rohatyn Alternate names: Rohatyn [Ukr, Pol], Rohatin and רוהאטין [Yid], Rogatin and Рогатин [Rus], Rotin. 49°25' N, 24°37' E, 40 miles SE of L'viv (Lvov), 34 miles N of Ivano-Frankivsk (Stanisławów)  on the Hnyla Lypa River in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, . Jewish population: 3,503 (in 1890), 2,223 (in 1921). city located on the Hnyla Lypa River in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, in western Ukraine as the administrative center of the Rohatyn Raion.  2911 estimated population is around 8,097.

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ROGATIN:     US Commission No. UA08200102
Alternate name: Rohatin (Yiddish), Rohatyn (German) and Rotin (Hungarian). Rogatin is located in Ivano-Frankovskaya at 49°25 24°37, 60 km from Ivano-Frankovsk and 69 km from Lvov. The cemetery is located at NE part of Rogatin, near station. Present town population is 5,001 - 25,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Town officials: Town Executive Council, Chairman Gusak Vladimir Stepanovich [Phone: (03435) 21364].
  • Regional: Regional State Administration, Chairman Tihiy Mikhail Ivanovich [Phone: (03435) 21200]. Oblast State Administration - Skripnichuk Vasiliy Mikhaylovich [Phone: (03422) 25280]. Main Architect of Rogatin Region, Glukovskiy Yuriy Pavlovich. Boykevich Oleg Iosifovich of (03435) 21822.
  • Jewish Community of Kolesnik, Victor Pavlovich [Phone: (03422) 34894].

The earliest known Jewish community was 16th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 2233. In 1867, Jews recived all rights of Austro-Hungary. The last known Hasidic burial was 1940. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds site. 1 to 20 stones, more than 75% toppled or broken, date from 1930. The cemetery has no special sections or known mass graves. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. Municipality owns site now used for waste dumping. Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of new roads or highways and commercial or industrial development. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves. Serious threat: vegetation and vandalism. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution, existing and proposed nearby development. Slight threat: weather erosion.
Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37a, Apt. 23 [Phone: (044)2769505] visited site on 1/6/96. Documentation: Wasintynski: B. Ludnosc Zydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX Warszawa, 1930; Jewish Encyclopaedia.

ROGATIN II:     US Commission No. UA08200101
The cemetery is located in town E, at B. Lepkogoand S. Bandery Street. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th century with last known Hasidic burial end 19th century. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land and hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by Bandery and B. Lepkogo St., access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds site. 1 to 20 common tombstones, none in original location with more than 75% toppled or broken, date from 19th century. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site now used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Occasionally, private visitors and local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and not in the last ten years. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Only small part of tombstones remains which may prompt administration to destroy the cemetery. Part of the cemetery washes out in thaws. The hill needs retaining wall. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: weather erosion (Serious threat: vandalism (Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, existing and proposed nearby development. Slight threat: pollution and vegetation.
Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37a, Apt. 23 [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site on 1/6/96. Interviewed was Glukovskiy Yuriy Pavlovich of (03435) 21731 work [Phone: (03435)21214] on 1/6/96. Hodorkovskiy completed survey on /06/1996. Documentation: Wasintynski: B. Ludnosc Zydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX Warszawa, 1930; Jewish Encyclopaedia; the main plan of town.

ROGATIN III:     US Commission No. UA08200501
The mass grave is located at NE part of town, the land of PMK-2 and Utility Service. The Hasidic mass grave was dug in 1943. Hodorov and Burshtyn Jews were murdered at unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated suburban flat land has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by crossing other public property (PMK 2), access is open with permission. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the mass grave. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 20th century. No stones were removed. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial. Rarely, local residents visit. This mass grave was not vandalized. Local/municipal authorities did re-erection of stones. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems, preventing access. Moderate threat: pollution, vegetation, existing and proposed nearby development. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion and vandalism.
Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37a, Apt. 23 [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site on 1/6/96. Interviewed was Boykevich Oleg Iosifovich [Phone: (03435) 21822] on 1/6/96. Documentation: Wasintynski: B. Ludnosc Zydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX Warszawa, 1930 Jewish Encyclopaedia.

 

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