Stryi

Name in English: 
  • Stryi
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Stryi [Стрий]
Names in Polish: 
Stryj
Names in Russian: 
Stryi [Стрый]
Names in Hebrew: 
Stryi [סטרי]
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia - Prikarpattia
Administrative History: 
Years State Province District
Till 1772 Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Kingdom of Poland Rus Voivodship (Województwo ruskie) Lwow starostwo; Stryj powiat
1772-1918 "Hapsburg Empire", since 1804 - Austrian Empire, since 1867 - Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Stryj powiat
1914-1915 Under Russian occupation General-Government Galitsiia Stryj uezd
1915-1918 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Stryj powiat
1918 - May 1919 West-Ukrainian People's Republic    
May 1919 - September 1939 Republic of Poland Stanislawów wojewódstwo Stryj powiat
September 1939 - June 1941 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislav oblast' Stryi raion
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 Lviv oblast' Stryi raion
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Lviv oblast' Stryi raion
Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1672  1,477  70  4.73%
1842 5,474  2,066  37.42%
1880 12,600  5,245  41.62%
1890 16,515  6,572  39.79%
1910 30,900  10,718  34.68%
1921 35,942   10,980  30.54%
1931    10,869  
1970 48,000    
1989 67,000    
2005 71,000    

Stryi is a city on the left bank of the River Stryi, in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, 78 km from Lviv. The Great Synagogue in Stryi was built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Although it stands without a roof for dozens of years, remnants of wall painting are still preserved and it is still a very impressive building. Small old houses, which belonged to Jews, surround the synagogue.

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