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 Czernowitz: Town with a Jewish Past

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Czernowitz was a cosmopolitan city whose character was shaped by a variety of cultures for more than one hundred years.

Until 1918, Czernowitz (now "Chernovsty") was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The first language of the city was German.
Between 1918 and 1939, Czernowitz, became part of Romania and was called "Cernauti."

After 1939, Czernowitz became part of the vast Russian Empire. In 1961 or so, Czernowitz became part of the Ukraine.

The Jewish life of this city was vibrant and thriving and rich in history. up until the tragic and devastating period of World War II and the Holocaust.... enter

left: The Temple of Czernowitz, date unknown







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