market day in Drogobych


the New Synagogue
Drogobych had a very strong jewish population, 40% of 35.000 people. Seven synagogues and prayer houses were built, the schtetl was one of the centres of the east-european chassidim.

Under the German Occupation, all Jews were concentrated in the Ghetto and deported to the concentration camps. Very few could escape and survive.

Today there is no sign of jewish live left in Drogobych, the big synagogue stands in ruins.