From the archives of The Galitzianer

Published since 1993, The Galitzianer is the quarterly newsletter of Gesher Galicia. A selection of articles from recent issues have been put online, and more pieces will be added to this website in the near future. Articles may also be browsed by issue number or by article type. Members of Gesher Galicia can download full PDF's of past issues, and can opt to receive their subscription to the The Galitzianer in either digital or paper format.

From (May, 2001) ·

The Children Below

by Stanley Ostern, MD

When I was six years old I entered an underground bunker which I would not leave until two years later. The bunker was built in Stryj, south of Lvov, during 1940 and 1941 while the Russians were occupying the area. A house was built on top of the bunker and a Pole named Starko was hired to live in the house in exchange for a monthly payment of gold pieces. When the Germans occupied Stryj in 1941, thirty- five people, including me, my mother, and an aunt and uncle and their son, crowded into the claustrophobic space that had been designed to hold a dozen. The group include six children under fifteen. The bunker was sealed in 1941 and we did not emerge until 1944, when the Russians drove the Germans out of Stryj.

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From (May, 2001) ·

Table of Contents: Volume 8, Number 2 & 3 (May, 2001)

GG Matters Coordinator’s Column From the Editors’ Desks London2001 2001 GG Family Finder Errata; announcement of update Contributors to Gesher Galicia Town Updates Buchach Gorodenka Ivano-Frankovsk Kolomyya Mielec Lancut Tarnobrzeg Radomysl Wielki Rzeszow Feature Articles The Great Galician Indexing Race Is On Przemysl Archives JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Project: History and Accomplishments Girls Enrolled in Tarnow […]

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