Sambir cemetary

Sambir is an administrative centre for the Lviv region, or Raion, located 73 kilometers from the city of Lviv. Founded in 1199, Sambir has a rich Jewish history, little of which remains. The first mention of Jews living in Sambir dates back to 1447.Over the years, conflicts between Christian and Jewish merchants arose. This led to royal decrees in the mid-fifteen hundreds restricting Jews from trading or living […]

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Ludwig Rosenberg (a.k.a. Volodymyr Chorniy)

The Legion of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen (Січові Стрілці) in Ukrainian, was the first Ukrainian military unit of the 20th century. The Sich fought on the side of Austria-Hungary, with dreams of an independent Ukraine in the near future. Among the Sich Riflemen were many Ukrainians of Jewish descent. Ludwig Rosenberg, also known as Volodymyr […]

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Synagogue in Zhovkva

Zhovkva is a beautiful and extraordinary town located 25 kilometers from Lviv … an easy day trip away. From its earliest days, Zhovkva’s population was a mix of Poles, Ukrainians and Jews. Today the towan’s architectural, historical and cultural diversity make it popular with tourists. More than 27,000 visited last year. Zhovkva was founded in […]

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Ukrainian_Jewish_Heritage-Faina_Petryakova

The Faina Petryakova Scientific Center for Judaica and Jewish Art has been set up to commemorate the life of Faina Petryakova – a passionate defender and promoter of Jewish art, and a great scholar. Faina Petryakova was born in 1931 in Old Buxov (now in Belarus territory) into a Jewish family. Her father was an […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage – Faina Petryakovka Scientific Centre for Judaica & Jewish Art

In the heart of Lviv is a little-known centre dedicated to the revival and restoration of Ukraine’s Jewish heritage. The Faina Petryakova Scientific Center for Judaica and Jewish Art was created in March 2005. The Center is located in the former apartment of Faina Petryakova in Lviv at 14/ 4 Mendeleyeva street. Ms. Petryakova was […]

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Ukrainian_Jewish_Heritage-Faina_Petryakova

The Faina Petryakova Scientific Center for Judaica and Jewish Art has been set up to commemorate the life of Faina Petryakova – a passionate defender and promoter of Jewish art, and a great scholar. Faina Petryakova was born in 1931 in Old Buxov (now in Belarus territory) into a Jewish family. Her father was an […]

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Ukrainian Jewish Heritage – New Feature

So little is known about Ukraine’s Jewish past, and present. For example, did you know that Ukraine is the second most sacred site on earth for Jews, second only to Israel itself? Few do. Such facts are too often lost in a sea of ignorance and mutual distrust created and cultivated by outside forces with a vested interest […]

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