Otyniia

Name in English: 
  • Otyniia
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Otyniia [Отинiя]
Names in Polish: 
Ołtynia
Names in Russian: 
Otynia [Отыня]
Names in Hebrew: 
Otyniia [ אוטיניה]
Names in Yiddish: 
Otinya
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia - Pokuttia
Administrative History: 
Years State Province District
Till 1772 Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Kingdom of Poland Rus Voivodship (Województwo ruskie) Tłumacz powiat
1772-1918 "Hapsburg Empire", since 1804 - Austrian Empire, since 1867 - Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Tłumacz powiat
1914-1915 Under Russian occupation General-Government Galitsiia  
1915-1918 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Tłumacz powiat
1918 - May 1919 West-Ukrainian People's Republic    
May 1919 - September 1939 Republic of Poland Stanislawów wojewódstwo Tłumacz 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 Stanislau Kreishaupt-mannschaft
1944-91 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislavov (Stanislaviv) oblast'; since 1962 renamed Ivano-Frankovsk (Ivano-Frankivs'k) oblast' Kolomyia raion
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Ivano-Frankivs'k oblast' Kolomyia raion

 

Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1765 -  296 -
1880  3,714  1,557  41.92%
1900  4,940  2,081  42.12%
1921  4,445  1,728  38.87%
1931  ?  1,116  
2005 5,327    

Otyniia is a village on Vorona river, 23 km from Kolomea. There are almost no pre-WWII buildings in the once famous town of Otyniia. All its synagogues are destroyed as well. Only fragments of tombstones remained on the territory of the Jewish cemetery. However, a mill - most probably owned by Jews - still stands near the cemetery.

The photographs made by Dr. Vladimir Levin  in August 2009 see at the Gallery section.