The Shoah in Nadworna
On June 22, 1941 the Germans attacked
the Soviet Union. On October 6, 1941 half of Nadworna's Jews were
murdered at Bukowinka (3 km from Nadworna). That winter the ghetto was
established, and by the summer of 1942 hundreds of Jews were sent to
Belzec death camp. From the summer through the Fall many of
Nadworna's Jews escaped from the ghetto and hid in the forests. The
majority of them were denounced or murdered by the local population and
by Ukrainian nationalist Bandera gangs. During September and October
Jews were transported to the Stanislawow ghetto and killed. By the end
of 1942 the German Commander of Nadworna reported that no
more Jews remained and the ghetto was destroyed. Finally on July 26,
1944 Soviet troops retook Nadworna. The few surviving Jews left.
After the war, on May 6, 1968 Ernst Varchmin and others
were tried in the Landgericht Munster (Higher District Court) for the
group, and individual shooting and deportations of thousands of
Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians in Stanislau, Rohatyn, Kalucz, Nadworna,
Delatyn, Tatarow, Worochta, Jablonica, Dolina, Wyskow, and
Bukowina. Finally, on July 13, 1972, Ernst Varchmin was sentenced to
by the Bundesgerichtshof (the West German Federal Supreme Court).
The following lists are meant to facilitate finding Holocaust
information about the families listed. Variant spellings are listed
Vashem Family Names for Nadworna
If you find a family name you are
searching for follow the
link to the Yad Vashem
and search to access the original Pages of Testimony.
Family Names from the
Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance
If you find a family name you are searching for you can find more
details at the Dokumentationsarchiv des osterreichischen Widerstandes
Other sources of information
Ghetto Fighters' House
archives contain information on Nadworna. Follow the link and then go
to the Archives
Then search for Nadworna
The museum is located in the Western
Galilee, Israel on the Coast Highway between Akko and Nahariya.
Shoah Visual History Foundation
The Shoah Visual History
archives contain testimonies of Jewish survivors born in Nadworna.
JewishGen Shoah Sources
Perform a Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex
of the Holocaust Database (a
containing information about Holocaust victims and survivors):
|For finer control over the search go directly to the
Yad Vashem Documents
- Apenszlak, Jacob. The Black Book of
Polish Jewry : An
the Martyrdom Polish Jewry Under the Nazi Occupation. Roy
American Federation for Polish Jews, Inc; New York : 1943.
- Carmi, Israel.
Nadvurnah : sefer 'edut ve-zikaron . Hotsa'atha-irgunim shel
yotse Nadvurnah be-Yisra'el uve-Artsot ha-berit. Tel Aviv : 1975.
- Dabrowska, Danuta; Wein,
& Weiss, Aharon, eds. Pinkas
Hakehillot (Encyclopedia of Jewish
: Poland - Vol. 2 Eastern Galicia.
Yad VaShem; Jerusalem :
1980. Pages 328-331.
- Gotz, Aly. "Der Holocaust". Der Spiegel.
- de Mildt, D.W. and C.F. Rüter. Die westdeutschen
Strafverfahren wegen nationalsozialistischer Tötungsverbrechen
1945-1997. Eine systematische Verfahrensbeschreibung mit Karten und
Registern. (The West
German Criminal Procedures in Response to National
Socialist Genocide Crimes 1945-1997. A
systematic procedural account with maps and tables). Justiz und
NS-Verbrechen Series.Stiftung zur wissenschaftlichen Erforschung
nationalsozialistischer Verbrechen. (Foundation for Scientific Research
of National-Socialist Crimes). University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam. 1998.
- Mokotoff, Gary. How to Document
Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust. Avotaynu;
- Mokotoff, Gary and Sallyann Sack. Where Once We Walked. Avotaynu; Bergenfeld, N.J.:
- Pohl, Dieter. "Hans Krueger and
the Murder of the Jews in the Stanislawow Region (Galicia)". Yad Vashem
Studies. Volume 26.
- Pohl, Dieter. Nationalsozialistische
Ostgalizien 1941 - 1944. ( Nazi Persecution of Jews in East Galicia
1941 - 1944 ).
Oldenbourg. Munich : 1997.
- Robinson, Jacob, ed. Guide to Unpublished
Materials of the Holocaust Period. Jerusalem: Hebrew University.
Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Yad Vashem,1970-1981.
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