Last update 3/9/17
The Rynek of Rohatyn
A diagram of the town's rynek (marketplace) as recollected by Jack Glotzer and Herman Skolnik in 1999 at the request and initiation of Donia Schwarztein, and redrawn by Alexander Walzer, Jack's brother in law. A special thanks to Howard Steinmetz for sharing this diagram with the group. However, one should ignore the compass at the upper left showing North directed toward the top of the page. According to how this diagram is laid out, North should point almost toward the left egde of the page or about 65 degrees counterclockwise.
A postcard of the Rynek in Rohatyn during World War One c1916.
Notice the Catholic Church at the right. One is looking as if facing the buildings noted at the top edge of the diagram.
The color photographs below were taken by Marla Raucher Osborn during her trip to Rohatyn in 2008 and are being used with her gracious permission to correlate the stores in the diagram above with the actual buildings as they currently stand in Rohatyn. There is some guesswork as to which buildings match up to the stores listed in the diagram. If the match seems incorrect, please let me(Alex) know.
East Edge of the Rynek:
0. Unknown Building
2. Kerchner-Kleinwaks Wholesale Grocery
3. Gymnasium and 4. Horn's Saloon
5. Catholic Church (in 1936 and current)
6. Dollar Saloon (Szynk) and Residence of Jonas Horn family. William Halpern lived on top floor. Home up the street of Dovid and Bronia Hornstein Horn (Anna Yenenga commissioned this painting by a resident artist of Rohatyn and brought it from Rohatyn to the United States as a gift to Jacob Hornstein; permission granted by Harriet Korim to post this image.)
South Edge of Rynek:
7. Rynek 1: Pochorcer Textile (Sklep Blawatny)
8. Rynek 2: Rothenberg Textile (Sklep Blawatny)
9. Rynek 3: Sharer Textile (Sklep Blawatny)
10. Landau Saloon : Rynek 4
11. Kizel Eggs (wholesale) : Rynek 5
12. Holder Saloon (szynk) : Rynek 6
13. Brick Textile (sklep blawatny) : Rynek 7
14. Rosenstein Newspaper Booth (kjosek)
An example of a Kiosk in Rohatyn
West Edge of Rynek:
Mayer Glotzer Butcher Store
Braunstein Kitchen Supply Store
Fisher Shoe Store
Szyse Glotzer Butcher Store
Winter Clothing Store,
Topf and Fruchter Saloon
Max and Miriam Faust lived on top floor from 1931-4
Building owned by Amalja Horn. Restaurant operated by Munio Halpern and Zygmunt Topf
15. Mayer Glotzer Butcher Store : Rynek 9
16. Rosenkranz Textile : Rynek 10
17. Braunstein Kitchen Supply Store : Rynek 11
18. Schaps? : Rynek 12
19. Kerchner Grocery : Rynek 13
20. Fischer Shoe Store : Rynek 14
21. Gutstein Haberdashery : Rynek 15
22. Szyse Glotzer Butcher Store : Rynek 16
Max and Miriam Faust rented upstairs apartment between 1930-1933.
23. Winter Clothing Store and 24. Halpern and Topf Saloon
25. Fruchter Saloon : Rynek 17
26. Horn Bakery : Rynek 18
North Edge of the Rynek:
Polish Constitution Day celebrations in 1938
Image courtesy of Marla Raucher Osborn; photo from Paulina, current Rohatyn citizen.
The red and white stripes on the door frames indicated that the store carried cigarettes, matches, and sugar, consumer goods regulated by a state monopoly.
(Source: https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/media_ph.php?ModuleId=0&MediaId=3995 from Marla)
Bonen Plumbing Store
Rosenberg Restaurant and H. Reiss Hardware
Fanny Holtzmann image matches Rynek 21-23 Fanny Holtzmann image matches Rynek 24-25.
Kreisler Tobacco and Book Store
Lipszyc Gasoline and Oil, and Kirszen Saloon
Silver Candy Store and Price Shoe Store
27. Bromberg Handyman : Rynek 20
28. Bonen Plumbing Store : Rynek 21
29. Kleinwaks Grocery : Rynek 22
30. Rosenberg Restaurant and 31. H. Reiss Hardware : Rynek 23
32. Fiol Barber : Rynek 24
33. Mark Drugstore : Rynek 25
34. Kreisler Tobacco Store and 35. Kreisler Bookstore : Rynek 26
36. Grad Textile : Rynek 27
37. Lipszyc Gasoline and Oil and 38. Kirszen Saloon : Rynek 28
39. Silver Candy Store and 40. Price Shoe Store : Rynek 29
New? : Rynek 30