15 August 2016

Meeting Friends in Stryi and Lviv (4060 km)

(Lviv, 13.08.2016 - 15.08.2016) First I had the privilege to meet my friend and photographer Andrzej Polec from Warsaw in Stryi. We met just in front of the synagogue, an oasis of calm middle in this magic Galician town. Andrzej is the author of many books, among them "Zapomniani" - Forgotten. We, Jews of the Borderland.

 
 
 

On the very same day, in Lviv, we had a friends reunion of old and future Czernowitzers (f.l.t.r.): Christian Herrmann, photographer and author of the Vanished World Blog • Edgar Hauster, world traveller and blogger • Sylvia de Swaan, original Czernowitzer and professional photographer from New York • Jay Osborn and Marla Raucher Osborn, gifted researchers and genealogists, focussed on the documentation and preservation of the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage.

 
 
 

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, my friends took the new express train 702 to Czernowitz; from Lviv to Czernowitz in just 03:34 hours! It's an excellent timing and the possibly starting point for a serial story. Bound for Kraków, I'm passing the relay baton on to them. Have a great time in Czernowitz and please don't hesitate to share your Czernowitz adventures with all of us!

3 comments:

drohobycz boryslaw said...

Thank you for visiting Stryj and for the photos of the Synagogue ruins. We have members in our Organization of Drohobycz, Boryslaw and Vicinity Survivors, whose families were born in Stryj and whose families perished there. Any info is precious. :)

Marla Raucher Osborn said...

As always, loved visiting with you!

Unknown said...

My maternal grandmother was born in Stryj, before my great-grandparents brought their family to the U.S. in the 1890s. Thank you so much for posting the photos.