Hrymayliv, Ukraine

Grzymałów is included in the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG).  Shtetlach were interwoven together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked by marriages, trade and marketing.  They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher butchers, bakers and more.  Smaller shtetlach registered their birth, marriages and death in a nearby larger shtetl.  One should research the neighboring area as well as an individual shtetl.  The SRRG web site has resources and information that is relevant to many shtetlach.  To search for family links and learn more about neighboring shtetlach, please visit the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG).

Variant shtetl names: Grimaylov [rus], Grzymalów [pol], Rimalov [yid], Hrymajiliv [ukr], Hrymayliv, Gzhimaluv, Grzhymalov, Grzhimalov, Grimalov

Shtetl leader: John Diener

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Skałat

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Grzymałów

  • Latitude-Longitude: 49°20´ - 26°02´
  • Altitude: 987 feet
  • 15.7 miles NNE of Suchostaw
  • 25.1 miles SE of Tarnopol
  • 7.3 miles SSE of Skałat
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,494 - 2,977 (in 1890)

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Gesher Galicia Resources:
  • Grimaylow Plaque at the Chamber of the Holocaust - Mount Zion, Jerusalem.
  • In July 1941 Germans with the assistance of Ukrainian policemen burned down the local synagogue together with 20 Jews who had sought refuge there.

    On January 24, 1943 Germans burned the buildings of the Grzymalów camp, together with all of the camp's Jews. The number of victims is unknown.

    On June 29-30 1943 about 500 (max.600) Jews from the Podwoloczyska camp (which held Jews from Podwoloczyska, Zielona, Zbaraz, and Grzymalów) were shot to death on Petlya Hill. Only a small group of Jews was left in the camp.

    On July 10, 1943 Germans liquidated the Kamionki camp. Jews from the Kamionka, Tuste, Skala, Kopyczynce, Grzymalów, and Nowosiolka camps and the Czortkow ghetto had been held in the Kamionka camp.1,000 (max.1,320) Jews from Romanowe Siolo and Podwoloczyska were murdered on a farm in the Kamionka hamlet. According to the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the camp's liquidation took place on June 15, 1943. About 300 Jews from Romanowe Siolo were also in the camp. About 80 Jews succeeded in escaping. The bodies of the victims were burned.

    On July 10 1943 Germans liquidated the Borki Wielkie camp, which held Jews from Zbaraz, Grzymalów, Zielona, Skalat, and Trembowla. According to the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), the Germans burned down the ghetto buildings with 600 (max.970) Jews inside.

  • The Holocaust in Eastern Galicia
  • Yahad interactive map of execution sites of Jewish Holocaust victims, Yahad-In Unum is a French organization conducting research on the Holocaust by bullets throughout Eastern Europe by interviewing eyewitnesses and identifying execution sites. Each village's profile includes video testimonies, archives and photos.
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Links and Databases:

When searching the links below, please remember that many towns in Ukraine have the same name. Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.

  • the All Poland Database. This is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the databases listed below. The “All Poland Database” enables researchers to find indices to vital and related records from the independent JRI-Poland database as well as entries from other databases. The combined databases have entries for individuals living in areas now or formerly in Poland. . It includes the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), JewishGen Holocaust Database, The 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia and much more. The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly.
  • the "Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database" to see where some vital records are.
  • for on the Internet.
  • the JewishGen Yizkor Book Database.

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