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Horodenka

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Coordinates: 48°40′3″N 25°30′1″E / 48.6675°N 25.50028°E / 48.6675; 25.50028
Oblast (province)
Raion (district)
Ivano-Frankivsk
Horodenka
Population (2001)
 - Total 9,800
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Horodenka
Locations of Horodenka

Horodenka (Ukrainian: Городенка, Polish: Horodenka) is a city located in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, in western Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Horodenkivsky Raion (district), and is located at around 48°40′3″N 25°30′1″E / 48.6675°N 25.50028°E / 48.6675; 25.50028.

The current estimated population is around 9,800 (as of 2001).

History

During World War II the Jewish population of Horodenka, comprising about half of the town's population, were shot and killed in a mass grave by the Nazis. About a dozen Jews survived and formed a partisan combat unit which fought against the Nazis and hid in the forests.

Famous people from Horodenka

  • Salo Flohr, chess grandmaster
  • Marie Ljalková, sniper in the Soviet army
  • Leonard Lyons, American newspaper columnist
  • Rabbi Nachman of Horodenka, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and grandfather of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
  • Aleksander Topolski, soldier, architect, and writer, author of "Without Vodka"
  • Alexander Granach (Jessaja Szajko Gronish), leading stage and film actor in Weimar Germany, died at 52 while establishing himself in Hollywood and on Broadway. Author of autobiography, There Goes an Actor [new edition: From the Shtetl to the Stage: the Odyssey of a Wandering Actor.]

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