Barbus Street

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Barbus Street
Chernivtsi was the ethnically most ‘mixed’ of all provincial capitals of the Habsburg Empire. In 1910 out of a total population of 90.000, around 33% were Jews, 17% Germans, 17% Ukrainians, 16% Romanians and 14% Poles. The rest were Armenians, Hungarians, Slovaks, Lippowanians etc.
The photo shows the Synagogengasse (Str. Wilson, vul. Barbusa). It was in the center of the so called Untere Stadt (lower parts of town), dating back to the times of the Turkish Rule. Here used to be the old Jewish quarter. There was never a Ghetto in Czernowitz (except during the Second World War), Jews could always settle all over the city. The Untere Stadt, however, remained the living quater for the poor and more religious members of the Jewish community.
The building in the center of the Photo is the Chewra-Tehilim Synagogue of the funeral brotherhood, one of around 70 synagogues and prayer houses in Chernivtsi before the Second World War.
Helmut Kusdat
Czernowitz, Synagogengasse, synagogue
120х170 mm
Helmut Kusdat

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ID: 00707
City: Stryj
Date: 1910-1914
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Shenfeld, Stryj
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: City, street, buildings, people
ID: 01300
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1965
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Zaverbnyj
Subject: Mikhnovskyh street, buildings, architecture, church
ID: 02878
City: Brody
Date: 1925
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: "Akropol", Krakow
Copyright: Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Subject: Korzeniowskiego street, Władysław Kocyan
ID: 09076
City: Lviv
Date: 1975-1980
Format: 11х17 сm
Creator: Juriy Gaskevych
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Gaskevych
Subject: Street, buildings, architecture
ID: 03893
City: Lviv
Date: 1978
Format: 11х18 cm
Creator: Andriy Drymalyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Andriy Drymalyk
Subject: Street, asphalt, apartment building, city greenery, cars, people
ID: 11920
City: Lviv
Date: 1964
Format: Unknown
Creator: Sviatoslav Vdovenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Vdovenko
Subject: street
ID: 00675
City: Chortkiv
Date: 1912
Format: 90x140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Mina Frankel, Czortkow
Copyright: Ihor Kotlobulatov
Subject: Mickiewicza Street, city construciton, green area, horsedrawn carriages, street lights, telegraph posts, passersby
ID: 00022
City: Lviv
Date: 1914-1915, First World War
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: The Library of Congress, Washington
Copyright: Library of Congress, Washington
Subject: Hetmanski Waly, hourses, people on the streets, Opera Theatre
ID: 01274
City: Lviv
Date: 1916
Format: 90х140 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Sztuka, Kraków
Copyright: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
Subject: Mitskevycha Street, Monument to Smolka, transport