Source Information

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Ancestry.com. Ukraine, Jewish Community of Kolomyia, 1939-1945 (USHMM) [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018.

This collection was indexed by World Memory Project contributors from the digitized holdings of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, RG-31.013M: Ivano-Frankivsk State Oblast Archives records. For more information about this collection, click on the collection title above to access the USHMM’s catalog record, or email worldmemoryproject@ushmm.org.

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Original data:

Ivano-Frankivsk State Oblast Archives records. Series RG-31.013M, Record Group 31: Ukraine. The United State Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

About Ukraine, Jewish Community of Kolomyia, 1939-1945 (USHMM)

About Ukraine, Jewish Community of Kolomyia, 1939-1945 (USHMM)

This database contains details extracted from lists of persons paying membership fees for the Jewish Community of Kolomyia for the years 1932 through 1939. The original records are held by the Derz︠h︡avnyĭ arkhiv Ivano-Frankivsʹkoï oblasti (Ivano-Frankivsk State Oblast Archives) in Ukraine

Historical Background

Jews settled in Kolomyia as early as the turn of the sixteenth century. The Jewish population of the town grew considerably in the nineteenth, reaching 12,002 in 1880, totaling more than half of the town’s population. Jews were involved in most aspects of trade and industry. The Jewish population suffered during the Russian occupation during World War I. In 1919, the town came under Polish controlled and remained that way until 1939.

During the interwar period, economic conditions deteriorated for the roughly 15,000 Jews living in the town. The town was occupied by the Soviets in 1939. German and Hungarian forces quickly conquered the town in the summer of 1941. Most of Kolomyia’s Jews were murdered by February 1943 in the forest outside the city or in Bełżec. At the end of the war, only 200 Jews from Kolomyia survived.

What’s in the Records

    Details in this index may include the following:
  • Name
  • Occupation
  • Address

These records are primarily in Polish.