2017 KOLOMYJA PHOTOS

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Sign at Cemetery Two
Sign at Cemetery Two

Cemetery Two is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Kolomyja. During the war, mass shootings took place here. After the war, it was turned into a park. More recently, headstones have been excavated, and stones from the destroyed Cemetery Three have been relocated here. 2017

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Headstones at Cemetery Two
Headstones at Cemetery Two

Cemetery Two is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Kolomyja. During the war, mass shootings took place here. After the war, it was turned into a park. More recently, headstones have been excavated, and stones from the destroyed Cemetery Three have been relocated here. 2017

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Headstones at Cemetery Two
Headstones at Cemetery Two

Cemetery Two is the second oldest Jewish cemetery in Kolomyja. During the war, mass shootings took place here. After the war, it was turned into a park. More recently, headstones have been excavated, and stones from the destroyed Cemetery Three have been relocated here. 2017

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Cross at Cemetery Two
Cross at Cemetery Two

This large cross was recently erected on the site of the Jewish cemetery.

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Cemetery Three Gatehouse
Cemetery Three Gatehouse

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988. It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Cemetery Three
Cemetery Three

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988. It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Cemetery Three
Cemetery Three

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988. It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Cemetery Three
Cemetery Three

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988. It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Soccer Field on Cemetery Three
Soccer Field on Cemetery Three

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988. It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Cemetery Three
Cemetery Three

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988 (see photo). It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Headstones at Cemetery Three
Headstones at Cemetery Three

Cemetery Three was used for mass shootings during the war. It is located near the Kolomyja train station. The cemetery survived the war, but it was destroyed late in the Soviet period in 1988. It was then used as a garbage dump. Today, it is a large, untended field with sheds and homeless dwellings scattered throughout. There is also a soccer field on the perimeter. While many of the headstones from Cemetery Three were relocated to Cemetery Two, some still remain. 2017

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Kolomyja Train Station
Kolomyja Train Station

Deportations to Belzec Death Camp took place here. 2017

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Kolomyja Train Station
Kolomyja Train Station

Deportations to Belzec Death Camp took place here. 2017

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