Rohatyn

Name in English: 
  • Rohatyn
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Rohatyn (Рогатин)
Names in Polish: 
Rohatyn
Names in Russian: 
Rogatin (Рогатин)
Names in Yiddish: 
רוהאטין (Rohatyn)
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia - Prikarpattia
Administrative History: 

 

Years State Province District
Till 1772 Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Kingdom of Poland  

Rus Voivodship (Województwo ruskie)

 
1772-1867 "Hapsburg Empire", since 1804 - Austrian Empire  

Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien)

 
1867-1914 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy   

Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien)

 Rohatyn, Galicia
1914-1915 Under Russian occupation General-Government Galitsiia  
1915-1918 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy   

Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien)

 
1918 - May 1919 West-Ukrainian People's Republic    
May 1919 - September 1939 Republic of Poland Stanislawów wojewódstwo  Rohatyn powiat
 
September 1939 - June 1941 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislav oblast'  
June 1941 - July 1944 Under German occupation:  

General Government (Das Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete)

Distrikt Galizien  
1944-91 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislavov (Stanislaviv) oblast'; since 1962 renamed Ivano-Frankovsk (Ivano-Frankivs'k) oblast'  
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Ivano-Frankivs'k oblast' Rohatynsky район

 

Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1765  ?  797 -
1810  ?  1,216  
1880  5,101  3,035  59.4%
1890  7,188  3,503  48.7%
1910  7,664  3,254  42.4%
1921 5,736   2,223  38.7%
1931  ?  3,002  
1990   9,300    
2001  8,800    

Rohatyn  is a city located on the Gnilya Lipa River in western Ukraine (103 km. from Ivano-Frankivsk).  The city has railway station. Rohatyn is an interesting and relatively well preserved town. Several tombstones are extant in the old Jewish cemetery, while the new cemetery is completely destroyed.

The photographs  made by Dr. Vladimir Levin in April and August 2009, see at the Gallery Section

About  more headstone fragments from Jewish cemetry discovered recently in Rohatyn see at the site of Jewish Heritage Europe