Rozhniatov

Name in English: 
  • Rozhniatov
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Rozhniativ [Рожнятів]
Names in Polish: 
Rożniatów
Names in Russian: 
Rozhniatov [Рожня́тов]
Names in Hebrew: 
Rozhnyatov [רוזניאטוב]
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia - Prikarpattia
Coordinates: 
48°56' N, 24°10' 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) Dolina powiat
1914-1915 Under Russian occupation General-Government Galitsiia  
1915-1918 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Dolina powiat
1918 - May 1919 West-Ukrainian People's Republic    
May 1919 - September 1939 Republic of Poland Stanislawów wojewódstwo Dolina 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' Rozhniativ raion
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Ivano-Frankivs'k oblast' Rozhniativ raion

 

Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1680  2,876  1,483  51.5%
1890  3,263  1,589  48.6%
1900  3,489  1,089  31.2%
1910  3,583  1,508  42%
1921  3,266  1,349  41.3%
1931    1,635  
2008  4,003  0  

For the photographs of the town and the Jewish cemetery see the Gallery section.

Usefull links:

Yizkor Book of Rozhniatov - English translation

Rozhniatov on Virtual shtetel

Rozhniatov on the Kehilalinks project

Rozhniatov in "Pinkas Hakehilot"

Related items:

About closing the synagogue in Rozhniatov

Interview with Zippi Rosenne

 

Rozhniatov is a small town on the Dubi River, 65 km from Ivano-Frankivsk.

The known Rabbi Aria Leib Hacohen Heller who worte the Jewish law book "Ktzout Hachoshin" (קצות החושן) served as the rabbi of Rozhniatov for a number of years before being appointed the rabbi of stryi.