Burshtyn

Name in English: 
  • Burshtyn
Names in Ukrainian: 
  • Burshtyn [Бурштин]
Names in Polish: 
Bursztyn
Names in German: 
Bursztyn
Names in Russian: 
Burshtin [Бурштин]
Names in Hebrew: 
בורשטין
Names in Yiddish: 
Burshtin
Historical-cultural region: 
Eastern Galicia - Prikarpattia
Coordinates: 
49°16' N, 24°38' 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) Rohatyn powiat
1914-1915 Under Russian occupation General-Government Galitsiia  
1915-1918 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria (Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien) Rohatyn powiat
1918 - May 1919 West-Ukrainian People's Republic    
 May 1919 - September 1939 Republic of Poland Stanislawów wojewódstwo Rohatyn 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  
1944-62 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Stanislavov (Stanislaviv) oblast'  Burshtyn raion
1962-91 USSR: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ivano-Frankovsk (Ivano-Frankivs'k) oblast'  Halych raion
Since 1991 Republic of Ukraine Ivano-Frankivs'k oblast'  Halych raion
Population Data: 
Year Total Jews Percentage of Jews
1765 -  582  
1813 -  413  
1880  3,953  2,017  51%
1890  4,209  2,179  51.7%
1900  4,438  2,005  45.1%
1921  3,581  1,431  39.9%
1931    1,802  
2001 15,298  0  

Click here to see photographs of the town, its two synagogues and the partially preserved cemetery.

Links:

Burshtyn in "Virtual Shtetel"

בורשטיין באתר המרכז למורשת יהדות פולין

 

 

 

 

Community: 
Burshtyn