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 mass, 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 life imprisonment 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 separately.

Yad Vashem Family Names for Nadworna

Nadworna A-J
Nadworna K-S
Nadworna T-Z

If you find a family name you are searching for follow the link to the Yad Vashem website and search The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names 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

The Ghetto Fighter's Museum 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 Foundation archives contain testimonies of Jewish survivors born in Nadworna.

JewishGen Shoah Sources

Perform a Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex search of the Holocaust Database (a collection of 85 databases containing information about Holocaust victims and survivors):

For finer control over the search go directly to

Yad Vashem Documents

Shoah Bibliography

  1. Apenszlak, Jacob. The Black Book of Polish Jewry: An Account of the Martyrdom Polish Jewry Under the Nazi Occupation. Roy Publishers: American Federation for Polish Jews, Inc; New York: 1943.
  2. Carmi, Israel. Nadvurnah: sefer 'edut ve-zikaron . Hotsa'atha-irgunim shel yotse Nadvurnah be-Yisra'el uve-Artsot ha-berit. Tel Aviv: 1975
  3. Dabrowska, Danuta; Wein, Abraham; & Weiss, Aharon, eds. Pinkas Hakehillot (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities): Poland - Vol. 2 Eastern Galicia. Yad VaShem; Jerusalem: 1980. Pages 328-331.
  4. Gotz, Aly. "Der Holocaust". Der Spiegel. Spiegel-Verlags. September 6, 1999.
  5. 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.
  6. Mokotoff, Gary. How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust. Avotaynu; Bergenfeld, N.J.:1995.
  7. Mokotoff, Gary and Sallyann Sack. Where Once We Walked Avotaynu; Bergenfeld, N.J.: 1991.
  8. Pohl, Dieter. "Hans Krueger and the Murder of the Jews in the Stanislawow Region (Galicia)". Yad Vashem Studies. Volume 26.
  9. Pohl, Dieter. Nationalsozialistische Judenverfolgung in Ostgalizien 1941 - 1944. ( Nazi Persecution of Jews in East Galicia 1941 - 1944 ). Oldenbourg. Munich: 1997.
  10. Robinson, Jacob, ed. Guide to Unpublished Materials of the Holocaust Period. Jerusalem: Hebrew University. Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Yad Vashem, 1970-1981.