Jewish Heritage Report
Vol. I, Nos. 3-4 / Winter 1997-98


I don't know if your organization is in the possession of this picture of the Rabbi [David Moses] Friedman's synagogue which is one of the two synagogues still remaining [in Czortkov, Ukraine] after the German occupation. During the Russian occupation of 1939 it was a warehouse and during the German occupation it was a stable for horses. We don't know the situation today. We also have in our Yizkor book the picture of the other main synagogue during the pre-1939 years. As of now, there are no Jews living there.
Abe Morgenstern
Presdient, The Rabbi Friedman's Synagogue Society

According to information provided by Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka of Warsaw in 1995, the famous Great Synagogue in the eclectic style with its two octagonal turrets flanking the western facade survives. The exterior condition is good. Inside, it has been completely rebuilt for offices. A second synagogue, built in the 18th century, is also recognizable. It is a simple cubic building, probably rebuilt, with a low, sloped roof, and wall pilasters distributed in an irregular way. The windows are either covered over or blocked up. The interior was inaccessible, but probably is used as a warehouse. - the editor

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