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
SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch
Administrative District: Skałat
Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Grzymałów
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,494 - 2,977 (in 1890)
- 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
The People of Grzymałów:
- 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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