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Rovno (Town)Yahad-in Unum execution site for Rovno1941-1945HolocaustYahad - in Unum
Yahad - In Unum ("together" in Hebrew and Latin) is a Paris-based organization established in 2004 by Father Patrick Desbois and dedicated to systematically identifying and documenting the sites of Jewish mass executions by Nazi mobile-killing units in Eastern Europe during World War II.


In Yahad - In Unum archives you can find the following resources concerning the Jewish victims of the town/village of Rovno:

- Video testimonies of eyewitnesses of the mass shootings 
- Contemporary photos of executions sites of Jewish victims
- Archival pictures of the town/village and their Jewish inhabitants 
- German archives about the executions of Jewish victims 
- Soviet archives about the executions of Jewish victims 

Video testimonies can be available online upon request on Yahad Interactive Map page

Photos and short video clips of testimonies are available online on Yahad - In Unum interactive map

Others archives are available for consultation in Yahad Research Center in Paris. For more information, please contact Patrice Bensimon
Rovno (Town)CAHJP Catalog Card, 1870-1871, Appointment of Rabbis and teachers to state Jewish schools, KDRG 2361870-1871Community Records: KahalCAHJP
On appointment of Rabbis from among the school"s graduates:
Moisey VIZIN–Konotop; teachers to state Jewish schools-Lev DAN and Iona FARBER-Kremenchug; Leyba BERNSHTEYN-Letichev; Moisey YUFA-Zaslav;  Khaim MARGOLESH- Radzivilov; Yankel LEVIN-Rovno;  Anshel BOLUKHER-Ataki; Gershon KORSHUN-Skvira;  Leyb BORENSHTEYN-Letichev; Iosif GRUNYAN-Taganrog, Russia;  Vulf  BRONSHTEYN-Skvira; Khaim ROZENBERG-Starokonstantinov;  Yakov SHUR-Dubno; Yudel GORDON-Vasylkiv; David ELSHANSKIY-Bratslav; Mendel EPSHTEYN-Khotin;  Mordko ISTSER-Rovno:

CAHJP Catalog No. HM HM 3-496.03, KDRG No. 236. In Russian. CAHJP obtained the document from the GAZHO (State Archives of Ukraine in  Zhitomir), fond 396, opis 2, delo 540. KDRG has not yet obtained a copy of this document. 

For information about this collection, contact Ron Doctor .
Rovno (Town)CAHJP Catalog Card, 1847, Application to free Jews from conscription, KDRG 2201847Community Records: KahalCAHJP
About allotment of certificates issued by Rovno secondary school for liberation from conscription to Nachman SHTOKFISH from Radyvyliv, Shmuel VAYNSHTEYN, Lev and Moshe BRONSHTEYN from Kremenets. Document created by Administration of Kiev Educational District Trustee, 1847.

CAHJP Catalog No. HM 3-260.07 KDRG No. 220. In Russian. CAHJP obtained the document from the Ukraine Central State Historical Archive, Kyiv, fond 707, opis 13, delo 404. KDRG has not yet obtained a copy of this document. 

For information about this collection, contact Ron Doctor .
Rovno (Town)CAHJP Catalog Card, 1853, Application of 4th grade student for exemption from conscription, KDRG 2211853Community Records: KahalCAHJP
Per request of  Rivne (Rovno) secondary school 4th grade student Yakov KAMENITSHNE from Kremenets about issuing to him the certificate for exemption from conscription. Created by Administration of Kiev Educational District Trustee.

CAHJP Catalog No. HM 3-260.54; KDRG No. 221. In Russian. CAHJP obtained the document from the Ukraine Central State Historical Archive, Kyiv, fond 707, opis 19, delo 445. KDRG has not yet obtained a copy of this document. 

For information about this collection, contact Ron Doctor .
Rovno (Town)CAHJP Documents, 1849 Bet-midrash List, Rovno1849Community Records: KahalKehilaLinks
Lists of 1,360 names + text. 55 pp., Russian, handwritten, KDRG Doc 042, CAHJP Catalog No. HM2-9540.1. This document has not yet been translated. 
Title is, “Volhyn Province Schools" Board of Directors. Lists of bet-midrashes in Volhyn Province, lists of Jewish communities" members.” 
Volhyn province bet-midrash registers, Data on number of synagogue communities and rabbi"s names in Zaslav, Ostrog  district and boroughs, Krzemieniec, Belozerka, Berezhy, Vishnevets, Vyshgorodok, Katerburg, Lanovtsy, Staryy Aleksinets, Pochayev, Radzivilov, Shushki, Yampol, also name lists of synagogue  communities of  Dubno, Varkovichi, Rovno, Berezno, Mezhirichi (Rovno district). 
Contact Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com) for more information.
Rovno (Town)Yizkor Books, RovnoYizkor Book Translations
3 books A zikorn far Rowne (Munich, 1947?)
    Rowne; sefer zikaron (Tel Aviv, 1956), partial translation at: http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~yizkor~lookup_pb~555 
    Le-zekher Rovnah (, 1967)  [Yizkor Book Images] . Translation: 1 partial translation Rowne; sefer zikaron (Tel Aviv, 1956), partial translation at: http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~yizkor~lookup_pb~555
Rovno (Town)Slownik Geograficzny, RovnoGeneral ReferenceLibraries
Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), IX, pp. 818-824: "Równe"
Rovno (Town)Community records, Holocaust & pre-Holocaust, USHMM, Rovno district towns1815-1944Community Records: KahalUSHMM
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has 8 microfilm reels with data for Rovno/Rivno district towns, including: Berezno, Derazhnya, Klevan, Korets, Kostopol, Luydvipol, Osov, Rovno, Sarny, Stepan, Zdolbunov.

The microfilms contain captured records of the German occupation administration, records of the local Ukrainian administration under Nazi occupation, records of the Ukrainian Nationalist Organization (OUN), and prewar records of Jewish communities of the region. Includes correspondence, reports, diaries, notebooks, regulations, orders, name lists of property owners, list of Jews in Town Zdolbunov including list of doctors, census of the Jewish population in Berezna, Ukraine, the Ukrainian newspaper: "Volyn," 1941-1943, statistical information, and the following Jewish communities" records: Berezno, Derazhnya, Klevan, Korets, Kostopol, Luydvipol, Osov, Stepan, Sarny Talmud-Torah (Elementary School).

Arrangement: Organized in the following order: Fond 30: Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN); Fond 33: Rovno City Administration, Fond 22: Rovno Gebietskomissariat, 1941-1944; Fond 37: Zdolbunov City Administration; Fond 23: Gebitcomissariat in Kostopol; Fond 29: Gebietcomissariat in Klevan; Fond 52: Rovno District Administration, 1941-1944, Ukrainian Newspaper " Volyn", 1941-1943, and pre-war collection, 1815-1939: Jewish Communities; Arrangement is thematic.

Notes: In Russian and Ukrainian. Inventory in English.
Rovno (Town)Shtetl Finder, Cohen (1989), RovnoGeneral ReferenceJG
Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 85: "Rovno".
Rovno (Town)Pinkas HaKehilot, RovnoGeneral ReferenceJG
Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 5 (1990), pp. 192-200: "Równe".
Rovno (Town)Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), Rovno2001General Reference
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 1099-1100: "Rowne".

Total: 11 records

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