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2014.1.427

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Print, Photographic

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Elder couple sitting and looking straight at camera.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Photograph of Bulmash family members--my great grandparents- posing for an itinerant photographer in the shtetl of Trochenbrod in Russia. Trochenbrod was part of Russia until World War I. During the years leading up to World War II it was part of Poland. Trochenbrod was unique in that it was an almost exclusively Jewish town before the war (save for the postmistress and her son), founded in 1835 as a farming community. It fell into Russian hands after the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, but when Nazi Germany attacked eastern Poland and Russia in 1942, all of the Jews in Trochenbrod (3500) and its sister village of Lozisht (1500) were murdered by the Nazis and Ukrainian auxiliaries in two separate actions in 1942. It is estimated that 33 Jews escaped into the forest. The town of Trochenbrod no longer exists. It remains an empty field with a dirt road in western Ukraine.

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13 1/4 x 9"

Keywords

couple, great grandparents, Pre-Holocaust, Pre-War

Elder Couple from the Ukrainian Shtetl of Trochenbrod (Zofiowka in Polish)

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