Drohobych

Name in English: 
  • Drohobych
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Дрогобич
Names in Polish: 
Drohobycz
Names in German: 
Drohobytsch
Names in Russian: 
Дрогобыч
Names in Hebrew: 
דרוהוביץ
Names in Yiddish: 
דראהוביטש
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia
Coordinates: 
49°21' N, 23°30' E
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)

 Drohobycz, 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 Lwow wojewódstwo  Drohobycz powiat
 
September 1939 - June 1941 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic  Lwow oblast'  
June 1941 - July 1944 Under German occupation: Das Generalgouvernement (für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete) Distrikt Galizien  
1944-91 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Lwow oblast'  
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Lwow oblast'   Drohobycz район
Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1663  ?  75 -
1812  ?  2,492  
1880  18,255  9,181  50.2%
1890  17,916  8,708  48.6%
1910  34,655  15,313  44.1%
1921  26,736  11,833  44.2%
1931  ?  12,931  
1959  42,000    
1970  56,000  1,680  3%
2001

 103,000(Ukr), 79,000(rus)????

77,000(engl)???

   
Remarks: 

Yizkor Book of Drohobych and Boreslav

Drohobych on the Jewish Shtetel website

Drohobych in "Pinkas Hakehilot". Hebrew translation

The Drohobych-Boryslaw website - In Hebrew. (English Homepage)

Related Items:

Appeal of 11 Galician rebbes and rabbis to establish the religious settlements in the Land of Israel (Archival Documents)

Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Gemeinde Drohobycz (Juden und Christen) (CAHJP card)

Geburts-Register der Cultus-Gemeinde Drohobycz, 1816-1833 (CAHJP card)

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Drohobych  is a city in western Ukraine located at the confluence of the Tysmenitsa River and Seretl, some 40 miles South-West of Lviv. See map

Drohobych was a home of Hassidic group linked to the Ruzhyn Hassidic dynasty. The first leader was Rabbi Haim Meir Yechiel Shapira 1863-1924. Read more