Jewish Heritage Europe

80th Anniversary of Destruction of Jewish Rohatyn

March 20, 2022 @ 13:00 – 14:00
Jewish cemetery
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine
80th Anniversary of Destruction of Jewish Rohatyn @ Jewish cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the destruction of Jewish Rohatyn.

On March 20, 1942, the largest and deadliest of the Nazi “aktions” resulted in the final liquidation of Rohatyn’s Jewish population. 3,500-5,500 victims, half of which were children, were executed and buried in a common grave in the fields south of city center. Rohatyn Jewish Heritage invites all those who wish to remember the victims on-site at 13.00 on 20 March 2022 for prayer and a moment of silence led by Rabbi Kolesnik of Ivano-Frankivisk.

GPS: 49°24’12.7″N 24°37’39.4″E

(Photo shows longtime local activist, the later Mykhailo Vorobets, at the south mass grave in Rohatyn in 2012. Photo © RJH)