News and Events

The Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Organization has launched a new initiative: to investigate the past and fate of Jewish communities in rural Eastern Galicia.
The starting point of the research will be the Maniawa community (in the Solotvyn district). Researchers will make an effort to locate all of the Jewish families who lived in the area, to trace the life stories of these families, the circumstances of their settlement in the village, their occupations, their education, their social, cultural, and economic activity, their relationship with other Jewish communities, directions and causes of their migration to other cities, et cetera.

A new volume of articles edited by Francisca Solomon and Ion Lihaciu ('Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Jassy) with the support of JGB Organization.

Hartung-Gorre Verlag, Konstanz

The third year of studies at the academic program dedicated to the cultural heritage of Jewish Galicia and Bukovina  has begun.

A new book by prof. Rachel Manekin (University of Maryland)
Princeton University Press, 2020

After almost three decades of research and training activities in Poland, Meir Shilo, the director of Yad le-Zahava  Institute for research and documentation of the Holocaust, presents an impressive project which documents and commemorates Jewish life in the villages and small towns of Western Galicia.

Shlomo (Berghoffer) Beker (1915-1993) was born in Vienna to a family of First World War refugees from Buczacz. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His father worked as a mechanic. In 1921 the family moved back to Buzhacz: where he studied, became a barber and married at a young age. In 1938 Shlomo enlisted in the Polish army and served near Stanislawow.

Aincent Jewish cemetery of Busk was fully documented by the JGB expedition in August 2019. The most sensational finding is more than a dozen gravestones from the period between the late 15th century and the early 17th century: large stone tombs with impressive rabbinic phraseology that were unknown to researchers.

New gallery of unique ancient headstones revealed at the Jewish cemeteries of Pidhaitsi, Busk and Kalush.

New series of short lectures on the history of Galicia and "Galicianer" Jews

We are happy to announce that we have completed the documentation of a large Jewish cemetery in Pidhaitsi.