Like many towns in Galicia, Rozhnyatov had a substantial Jewish community prior to WWII. WWII changed all that. Members of the Jewish community of Rozhynatov and records of their past were destroyed. This site is dedicated to collecting the fragments of information that remain and making these available to all interested parties.
- Coordinates: Latitude 48°05´N; longitude 24°09´E
- Town names
- Modern name: Rozhnyatov
- Original name: Rozniatow,
- Alternative names: Rozhantov, Rozhnyatuv, Rozintov, Roznatov, Roznyatuv
- Administrative districts
- Modern district: Ivano Frankivs'ka oblast
- Original district under the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Dolina district, Rozniatow subdistrict
List of links
- Business Directory of Rozhnyatov 1923 --- submitted by Marlene L. Bishow
- Changes, additions, and history of the site -- chronological list of changes to the site
- Gesher Galicia -- link to this special interest group site
- Jewish Cemetery
- Description of Jewish cemetery in Rozhnyatov by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
- The Jewish cemetery --- comparison between an aerial photograph with a map made with a Global Position System receiver submitted by Tom Weiss
- Schematic diagram of the Jewish cemetery drawn by Rabbi Moishe Leib Kolesnik in 1990, translated by Tovia Frazer, and annotated by Tom Weiss
- Schematic diagram of the Jewish cemetery (not to scale) submitted by Tom Weiss
- Photographs of gravestones (submitted by Tom Weiss) -- Most of the gravestones in the Jewish Cemetery in Rozhnyatov are entirely in Hebrew, although a few of the most modern gravestones have the names of the deceased in Latin letters. The gravestone photographs can be accessed in two different ways.
- Browse through a gallery of photographs in three sizes --- thumb nails are provided for scanning, medium size photographs contain translations (where available), the large size photographs are best for examining the details if you wish to translate one of the gravestones.
- Use an index of gravestones that is linked to the gallery. This method is best if you are looking for gravestones that contain family surnames. After the gravestones have been translated, the index will be made available to the Online Worldwide Burial Registry (OWBR)
- Letters of the Schwalb family (submitted by Sol Bleiweis). A series of communications covering the period February 21, 1938 to August 25, 1939, from the Schwalb family in Rozhnyatov, now in the Ukraine, to their daughter and her family in Chicago. These letters, reflecting deep familial devotion, also provide a glimpse into the conditions and concerns of a family aware of the gathering storm. Powerless to protect themselves against the impending catastrophe, their chief joy lies in the fact that their daughter and her family are safely in the United States.
- Maps -- list of links to various maps
- Visit to Rozhnaytov in September 2000 by Tom Weiss
- Yizkor book
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What's new on the site?
Only major changes/additions are listed here. Old changes/additions are archived.
- Posted on Jan. 13, 2001: Added Letters of the Schwalb family.
- Posted on Nov. 26, 2000: Added pre-WWII picture postcards and 1923 Business Directory.
- Posted on Nov. 25, 2000: Added photographs of gravestones in the Jewish cemetery in Rozhnyatov --- see index and gallery.
- Posted on Nov. 20, 2000: Added ability to view larger versions of photographs in the photo gallery of Rozhnyatov.
- Posted on Nov. 14, 2000: Added a description of a Visit to Rozhnyatov by Tom Weiss (with links to photographs and videos); a schematic diagram (not to scale) of the Jewish cemetery by Tom Weiss; a schematic diagram of the Jewish cemetery drawn by Rabbi Moishe Leib Kolesnik in 1990, translated by Tovia Frazer, and annotated by Tom Weiss; a Photo Gallery of Rozhnyatov.
- Posted on Oct. 10, 2000: Added more analysis to the comparison between an aerial photograph with a map made with a Global Position System receiver of the cemetery.
- Posted on Oct. 6, 2000: Corrected the aerial photographs of Rozhnyatov and added a comparison between an aerial photograph with a map made with a Global Position System receiver of the cemetery.
- Posted on Sep. 2, 2000: Added a high resolution map of the region around Rozhnyatov
- Posted on Aug. 7, 2000: Site created and uploaded to JewishGen