2016 HORODENKA PHOTOS

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Road to Horodenka
Road to Horodenka

The road to Horodenka headed east from Kolomyja. 2016

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Horodenka Countryside
Horodenka Countryside

To the west of Horodenka. 2016

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Horodenka Countryside
Horodenka Countryside

To the west of Horodenka. 2016

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Horodenka Border Sign
Horodenka Border Sign

My mother and I. This was my mother's first visit to her father's hometown. 2016

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Horodenka Synagogue
Horodenka Synagogue

Photo taken at sunrise. 2016

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Mayor of Horodenka
Mayor of Horodenka

My mother and I with Horodenka Mayor Stepan Yavorskyy (center). 2016

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Horodenka Jewish Cemetery
Horodenka Jewish Cemetery

2016

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Horodenka Jewish Cemetery
Horodenka Jewish Cemetery

2016

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Horodenka Mayor at Jewish Cemetery
Horodenka Mayor at Jewish Cemetery

Horodenka Mayor Stepan Yavorskyy (right) and me. 2016

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Horodenka Jewish Cemetery
Horodenka Jewish Cemetery

Mass grave marker at Horodenka Jewish Cemetery. 2016

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Horodenka Train Station
Horodenka Train Station

There are two train stations in Horodenka. This station is the one closest to town; however, I believe the other station close to the sugar factory was used to load the remaining Horodenka Jews onto trains bound for the Belzecs Death Camp in September 1942. (See 2010 Photos for an image of the other train station.) 2016

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Former Szczleska Street in Horodenka
Former Szczleska Street in Horodenka

Chunkriki Street in Horodenka, the former Szczleska Street. Szczleska was once populated by Jews and served as the main street of the Jewish ghetto during the war. (See 2010 Photos for more images.) 2016

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Horodenka Yiddish School
Horodenka Yiddish School

Jews were gathered here in December 1941 before being herded into the nearby synagogue and then murdered in the forest between the villages of Semakivtsi and Mykhal'che. 2016

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Horodenka Yiddish School (Detail)
Horodenka Yiddish School (Detail)

Jews were gathered here in December 1941 before being herded into the nearby synagogue and then murdered in the forest between the villages of Semakivtsi and Mykhal'che. 2016

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Mass Grave of Horodenka Jews
Mass Grave of Horodenka Jews

Mass grave of 2,500 Jews, primarily from Horodenka, who were murdered here in December 1941. They'd been held at the Horodenka synagogue before being transported by trucks from the sugar factory. The mass grave is located on the grounds of a Soviet era summer camp between the villages of Semakivtsi and Mykhal'che. 2016

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Old Dneister River Bridge
Old Dneister River Bridge

Located near the mass grave site at Semakivtsi. During the war, Horodenka Jews were forced to work on the rebuilding of the bridge. Many Jews drowned in the process. 2016

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Old Dneister River Bridge
Old Dneister River Bridge

Located near the mass grave site at Semakivtsi. During the war, Horodenka Jews were forced to work on the rebuilding of the bridge. Many Jews drowned in the process. 2016

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