Expedition to Busk and Kalush, 18 August - 1 September 2019

The 11th expedition of the Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Organization worked in two towns of great importance to the history of Galicia: Kalush and Busk. Both towns had old and developed Jewish communities which influenced Jewish life in the whole region. In both of them Jewish cemeteries had survived to tell the centuries long stories of the lives of their communities and their tragic endings during the Holocaust.
The volunteer group appointed 13 people, most of them students of Herzog College that took prior to their travel a special course on the history of the Jews of Galicia and Bukovina. In addition, the delegation's activity involved local officials: representatives of the community of Ivano-Frankivsk (formerly Stanislawow) and Ukrainian public activists interested in the Jewish heritage of their towns.  

See further information in the expedition report