Stryy, Ukraine

"Stryj", "Stryi", "Stryia", "Stry"

Lat: 49 15, Long: 23 51'

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Early 20th Century Pictures of Stryy
Pictures of Modern Stryy (2000)
Pre-World War II Map of Stryy
1922 Map of Stryy
Memorial to the Martyrs of Holobotow
In Memoriam: Josef Feuer, the last Jewish Resident of Stryy
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Compiled by Mike Kalt

Updated: March 2017

Copyright 2017 Mike Kalt

Central Square (Rynek)--Jewish Commercial Center of Stryy

Central Square (Rynek)--Jewish Commercial Center of Stryy

A Very Brief Introduction to Stryy

Stryy is located in Western Ukraine (formerly Eastern Galicia) about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of L'viv. To view a map of the area on Google Maps, click here. Variants on its spelling include Stryj (Polish), Stryi, Stryia, and Stry. Throughout this page the "official" JewishGen spelling of "Stryy" will be used, unless a different spelling is used in a specific document title.

Stryy was first populated by Jews in the late 1500's. The first synagogue was built in 1660. After Poland was partitioned, Stryy became part of the Austrian Empire in 1772, at which time there were about 440 Jewish families in the town and suburbs. After World War I, Stryy was part of the area that became a free and sovereign Poland. The town had a Jewish population s 10,988 in 1921 and about 12,000 in 1939.

The Germans occupied Stryy on July 2, 1941, and hundreds of Jews were immediately killed. In November 1941, 1,200 Jews were shot in the Holobotow forest. Several depotations to extermination camps took place beginning in September, 1942. Between June and August of 1943 the Stryy ghetto and labor camps near the town were liquidated. When the Soviet army occupied Stryy in August, 1944 there were only a few Jewish survivors. No Jewish community was re-established.

Until 2001, no memorial had been established to commemorate the thousands who were killed at Hobotlow. Due to the generosity of Prof. Adam Zielinski, a former resident of Stryy, a memorial has been placed at the spot. In 2006, Dr. Zielinski arranged for improvements to the monument. A detailed article describing the placement of the memorial can be viewed at "Memorial to the Martyrs of Holobotow".

More historical information about Stryy can be found in the section A History of Stryy, from the book Chasydzi of The Past: The Story of Stanislawowsko-Kolomyjsko-Stryjska Lands, by Kamil Baranski.

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Non-English Web Sites


  • Sefer Stryj (Book of Stryj), N. Kudish ed., Tel Aviv, Former Residents of Stryj in Israel, 1962
  • Encyclopedia Judaica (Jerusalem: Keter Publishing, 1971), s.v. "Stry"

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