In a book by Kazimierz Moczarski called "Entretiens avec le bourreau" (Interviews with the Hangman) - the author was a Polish resistance fighter who was captured by the Russians at the end of the War, and intentionally placed in a cell with the Nazi who was to be tried (and eventually hung) for the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto. The Nazi's name was Jurgen Stroop. For their 11 months together incarcerated, the author interviewed Stroop, thus giving rise to the book. It turns out that before Stroop's "final" mission in Warsaw, he was second in commend of the liquidation of the Lviv ghetto - and during a discussion about the tenacity of Jewish resistance that had escaped the Aktions in eastern Galicia, Rohatyn appears as an example of the elaborate underground bunker and tunnels Stroop and his fellow Nazis encountered in suppressing the resistance. The description, on pages 257-58, talks about how the Nazi's were ambushed when they tried to enter Rohatyn's underground tunnels - it apparently had several "false" entrances to lure them in and then explode bombs, gunfire, etc. The interview said Rohatyn's tunnels dated back to the middle ages when the locals used it to escape the invading tartars. And, they were quite long in length and well concealed on the surface with leaves, bushes, grasses, etc. Jay and I, for one, tried to ask about these tunnels while getting tours in Rohatyn at the wooden 16th century St. Nicolas Church (Alex Feller was with us on one of these tours and also enquired about the tunnels), getting only conflicting or ambiguous replies. (Source: Marla Osborn)

I have also heard aboug certain undergrounds in Rohatyn, but hardly they are as old as 13 century, when the tatars were here. I will ask Mr. Vorobets. (Source: Alex Denschenko)