TATARIV/TATAROW

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Tatariv/Tatarow Border Sign
Tatariv/Tatarow Border Sign

My mother and me. My paternal grandfather, Louis (Abraham, also known as Leilli) Schaffer was born in Tatarow in 1909 and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1920 when he was 11. Family lore has it that his father, Moses (born in 1870), was the mayor of Tatarow. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. The local elementary school is in the background. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. The local elementary school is in the background. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. The Prut River is just below. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. The Prut River is just below. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. The Prut River is just below. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. The Prut River is just below. 2017

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Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow
Jewish Cemetery of Tatarow

It is also a mass grave site of non-local Jews. 2017

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Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk
Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk

Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk, a local Ukrainian born in 1926 who served in the Wermacht before deserting to join the Banderas. His house is located on the spot where the krechma (tavern) of Yosef Schaffer, a likely ancestor, once stood. Please see the video interview in the video section. 2017

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Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk
Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk

Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk, a local Ukrainian born in 1926 who served in the Wermacht before deserting to join the Banderas. His house is located on the spot where the krechma (tavern) of Yosef Schaffer, a likely ancestor, once stood. Please see the video interview in the video section. 2017

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Site of Former Schaffer Krechma
Site of Former Schaffer Krechma

Home of Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk, a local Ukrainian born in 1926 who served in the Wermacht before deserting to join the Banderas. His house is located on the spot where the krechma (tavern) of Yosef Schaffer, a likely ancestor, once stood. 2017

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Backyard of Former Schaffer Krechma
Backyard of Former Schaffer Krechma

Backyard of the home of Mykhailo Vasylovich Stefaniuk, a local Ukrainian born in 1926 who served in the Wermacht before deserting to join the Banderas. His house is located on the spot where the krechma (tavern) of Yosef Schaffer, a likely ancestor, once stood. 2017

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Tatariv/Tatarow
Tatariv/Tatarow

Looking south into town. 2017

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Tatariv/Tatarow
Tatariv/Tatarow

Looking south into town. 2017

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Tatariv/Tatarow Mass Grave Site
Tatariv/Tatarow Mass Grave Site

Likely mass grave site of Tatariv/Tatarow Jews (in the woods behind the house). 2017

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Tatariv/Tatarow
Tatariv/Tatarow

An unidentified mass grave site is nearby in the woods behind the house (off camera, to the right). 2017

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Mykulychyn Mass Grave Site
Mykulychyn Mass Grave Site

Some Jews from Tatariv/Tatarow were also murdered here. A 9-year old boy named Maks Privler survived the shootings on March 18, 1942 after his father covered him before falling into the mass grave. Maks later fought with the partisans and eventually emigrated to Israel. A local Ukrainian woman came by to check on us and let us know that she watched over the site. 2017

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Mykulychyn Mass Grave Site
Mykulychyn Mass Grave Site

Some Jews from Tatariv/Tatarow were also murdered here. A 9-year old boy named Maks Privler survived the shootings on March 18, 1942 after his father covered him before falling into the mass grave. Maks later fought with the partisans and eventually emigrated to Israel. A local Ukrainian woman came by to check on us and let us know that she watched over the site. 2017

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