NARAYIV
NARAJOW - NARAYEV


Village Informational Website
"On the way to Paradise..."


Above: This map of Western Ukraine shows exact location (red star) of village Narayiv.
The names on the maps are given in Russian, which differ a bit from official Ukrainian


NAME "NARAYIV":

This is literally meaning of name Narayiv, which consists of two Ukrainian words "Na" ("on" or "on the way to" and "Ray" meaning "paradise".

NARAJOW is Polish name, used by Poles, Austrians and Jews before 1939
during Austrian and Polish rule.
NARAYEV is Russian name, used by Russians during the Soviet rule (1945 - 1991).
And NARAYIV is modern Ukrainian name, which has been always used by local
Ukrainian (Ruthenian) population.


VILLAGE LOCATION AND SHORT HISTORY:

Narayiv, first mentioned in 1445, is a large village (earlier a town) in Berezhany district
(Berezhanskyy rayon) of Ternopil region (Ternopilska oblast). It is located in the upper part
of the valley of the river Narayivka (since this river starts in Narayiv it was named
Narayivka , which flows down to Kuryany, Pidvysoke, and eventually into the Dniester.
Narayiv is situated some 15 north west
from Berezhany and is separated from Berezhany by a forest. Village
consists of two parts - Narayiv Misto (misto = town) and Narayiv Selo
(selo = village). In the Lviv court documentation it is stated that
during the invasion of Tatars in 1626, 47 % of Narayiv town and 66 % of
Narayiv village were destroyed by Tatars. There was a high wooden fence
in Narayiv Town, against Tatar invaders but it was burnt together with
whole town in 1638. From 1772 to 1918 Narayiv was part of Austrian
Empire. It belonged to Brzezan Bezirk (Berezhany district) which was part
of Austrian province - Kingdom of Galizien with center in Lviv (Lemberg).
After Austro-Hungarian empire collapsed in 1918, Western Ukrainian
National Republic was proclaimed but after few months of fighting with
Poles, it was incorporated into new Poland. In 1939 Narayiv and eastern
Poland (Western Ukraine) was taken by Soviets and incorporated into
Soviet Union (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, now independent).
Soviet years (1939 - 1941 and 1945 - 1991) in Narayiv were years of
communist regime and international isolation.

Head of the Ukrainian (Ruthenian) Educational Society "Prosvita" in
Narayiv Town in 1908 was Ivan Dydyk. Society had 194 members, 95 books, 1
chorus and 1 amateur circle. In 1933, Socity "Orly" (Eagles) was founded in Narayiv with the help of
local Greek Catholic Parish. Head of the society was father Dr Jacenkiw
(Yatsenkiv). His deputy was Mychajlo Kohut, Myhajlo Atamanczuk
(Atamanchuk) was the treasurer and Mychajlo Drabyk was educational
manager.

During the interwar period (1918 - 1945) there were Polish Ukrainian
conflicts and Jewish Holocaust in the village: most of Narayiv Jews
undergone tragic fate being murdered by Nazis. Few escaped east. In 1939
young Ukrainian man Petro Baj (Baj) was shot to death in front of his
father. In 1921 Polish punishing expedition had been acting for 4 months.
Local Polish nobleman Franciszek Nartwoski initiated the arrest of Petro
Jagocki (village head during short lived Western Ukrainian National
Republic - ZUNR), on the basis that he demolished Narayiv Memerial Cross
of 500 years anniversary of Grunvald Battle. Jagocki was arrested and
beaten, freed and in the end he comitted suicide, having left wife, two
daughters and two sons. Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) which acted in the
vicinties of Narayiv murdered local Polish popuation.

With the Soviet occupation in 1939, all existing societies in Narayiv
were forbidden, including "Orly". In March 1941 Soviet Security Service
NKVD arrested young people - girls and boys in Narayiv and on June 26,
27, and 28th they were beastly murdered in Berezhany.

Among other Narayiv martyrs murdered by Soviet authorities were:

Last name (other possible spelling) / First name:

Atamanchuk (Atamanczuk) Mykhaylo
Bay (Baj) Ivan
Babyak (Babiak) Osyp
Danylkiv (Danylkiw) Vasyl
Deneka Vasyl
Drabyk Mykhaylo
Drabyk Stepan
Figurska (Figurski) Milka
Fortuna Olga
Lytvyn (Litwin, Litvin) Stepan
Nahirnyy (Nagorny, Nahirnyj) Volodymyr
Nahirnyy Odosko
Proskurenko Mykhaylo
Riznyk Ivanna
Savkiv (Sawkiw) Mykola
Shekhovych (Szechowycz) Marko
Sendetsky (Sendecki) Volodymyr
Voskres (Woskres) Stefan
Voskres (Woskres) Vasyl
Zakharkiv (Zacharkiw) Mykola
Zvarych (Zwarycz) Stepan
Zoriy (Zorij) Mykhaylo

In spring 1940 Soviet authorities arrested school director Celeniuk
(Tselenyuk) Vasyl
as well as Nahirnyy Dmytro but after questining thet
were freed. The last one did not want to wait for the next Soviet
liberation and emmigrated to the US. He died in Boston in 1955. In summer
of 1941, in the garden close to Berezhany Castle, people found three
graves, where communists had hidden their victims. These were bodies of
young people from Narayiv: Lytvyn (Litwin) Pavlo, Pavlova Odoska and
Zorij (Zoriy) Mykhaylo.


NARAYIV JEWS:

Narayiv had large Jewsih community: 928 jews in Narayiv town
and
78 Jews in Narayiv village in 1900.
Jews came to Narayiv in second half of 14th - 17th centuries from the
West (after Polish king Kazimierz the Great confirmed earlier Kalisz
Order, having widened its validaty for whole Poland in 1334. Narayiv and
whole Ukrainian (Ruthenian) principality of Galicia (Halychyna) was
conquered by Polish king Kazimierz the Great in the second half of 14th
century. Since then up to 1772, it had been part of Polish kingdom. Jews
had national-personal autonomy and had separete communities called
"kahal". Jews had their religious judges (Dayanim) headed by the Rabbi.
For detailed history of Berezhany and Narayiv Jews see my separate page:

"Brzezaner" - MEMORIAL PAGE TO BEREZHANY JEWRY


POPULATION AND ETHNIC COMPOSITION:

NARAYIV MISTO (town):

In the year 1900, Narayiv Town had 2851 inhabitants. Among those were:
1451 Ukrainians/Ruthenians (Greek Catholics), 458 Poles (Roman Catholic
faith), 928 Jews and 14 others.

39 years later, in 1939, Narayiv Town population numbered already 3910
inhabitants.
Among them 1980 Ukrainians (Greek-Catholics), 520 Poles
(Roman Catholic faith), 330 Roman Catholics (Ukrainians/Poles), 30 Polish
colonizers newcomers and 780 Jews.

NARAYIV SELO (village):

1900: 1139 inhabitants. Among them: 856 Ukrainians, 205 Poles and 78 Jews;
1939: 1740 inhabitants. Among them: 1160 Ukrainians, 25 Poles, 330 Roman
Catholics (Ukrainians/Poles), 200 Polish colonizers newcomers and 25 Jews.


LIST OF NARAYIV RESIDENTS - TELEPHONE SUBSCRIBERS
AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS:


(Source: Telephone Directory of Subscribers of Automatic Telephone
Network of Berezhany district, Ternopil region. Ternopil:
Oblpoligrafvydav, 1988)

Last names in Latin transliterations from original Cyrillic (English / Polish / variants) including first name initial and the last letter stands for the first name of the father of that person, as it used in Ukrainian: Their telephone numbers, including international codes for Ukraine and Narayiv
Bay / Baj / Bai M. P. +380 3548 37198
Bay / Baj / Bai T. M.: +380 3548 37103
Boyko / Bojko / Boiko M. M.: +380 3548 37105
Boyko / Bojko / Boiko M. O. +380 3548 37180
Boyko / Bojko / Boiko M. F. +380 3548 37186
Boychuk / Bojczuk / Boichuk I. J. +380 3548 37167
Devinyak / Dewiniak / Deviniak, Dewinyak P.P.: +380 3548 37108
Halunka / Galunka P.P.: +380 3548 37193
Herasymiv / Herasymiw, Gerasymiw / Herasimiv, Gerasymiv I.M.: +380 3548 37132
Horiyevskyy, Horiyevskyi / Horijowski, Gorijowski / Horijevskyj I. V. +380 3548 37192
Ivanytskyy, Ivanytskyi / Iwanicki, Iwanyckyj / Iwanycki, Ivanitski S. J + 380 3548 37166
Kravchuk / Krawczuk H. N.: +380 3548 37175
Lytvyn / Litwin / Litvin P. O.: +380 3548 37134
Malaniy, Malanii / Malanij / Malany J. J. +380 354837174
Markiv / Markiw K. V. +380 3548 37189
Okopnyy, Okopnyi / Okopnyj / Okopny S. M. +380 3548 37169
Panevnyk / Paniewnik, Panewnyk / Panevnik M.V. +380 3548 37191
Parubochyy, Parubochyi / Paruboczy, Paruboczyj / Parubochy M.F. +380 3548 37136
Podzvinnyj, Podzvinnyi / Podzwinny, Podzwinnyj / Podzvinny V. M. +380 3548 37123
Proskurenko / Proskuren'ko K. J +380 3548 37164
Sakalo S. M. +380 3548 37185
Snovyda / Snowida / Snovida O. I. +380 3548 37119
Solonetskyy, Solonetskyi / Soloniecki / Solonetsky P. M. +380 3548 37121
Sossa / Sosa K. S. +380 3548 37144
Yahodska (Yahodskyy, Yahodskyi) / Jagodska (Jagodski) H. V. +380 3548 37118
Zakharkiv / Zacharkiw, Zacharkow / Zacharkiv M.I. +380 3548 37172
Zakharko / Zacharko, Zaharko J. P. +380 3548 37129

If you wish to write to anyone from the list above or below, address it
the followong way:


LAST NAME, FIRST NAME INITIALS or INSTITUTION NAME
selo Narayiv
Berezhans'kyy rayon, 47501
Ternopils'ka oblast, Western UKRAINE / Ukrayina




IMPORTANT INSTITUTIONS IN NARAYIV AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS:


NARAYIV SECONDARY SCHOOL (11 grades):
School Principal, tel. +380 3548 37182
Teachers Room, tel. +380 3548 37182


NARAYIV PRIMARY SCHOOL (8 grades - Vosmyrichna):
tel. +380 3548 37147


NARAYIV PHARMACY (APTEKA)
tel.: +380 3548 37110


NARAYIV LIBRARY (BIBLIOTEKA)
tel.: +380 3548 37187


VILLAGE POST OFFICE (VIDDILENNYA ZVYAZKU):
Director, tel.: +380 3548 22399
General tel.: +380 3548 37146


NARAYIV CLUB OF CULTURE (KLUB):
tel.: +380 3548 37122


NARAYIV HOSPITAL (Likarnya):
tel.: +380 3548 37138


NARAYIV FORESTRY (Lisnytstvo):
Accountant: tel. +380 3548 37151
Forest caretaker, tel. +380 3548 37151


NARAYIV KIDERGARTEN (Dyatyachyy Sadok)
Director, tel. +380 354837133
Heating Adm., tel.+380 3548 37133


NARAYIV VILLAGE COUNCIL (Silska Rada):
Head, tel. +380 3548 21822, +380 3548 37142
Secretary, tel.: +380 3548 37131
Accountant, tel.: +380 3548 37188
LOCAL POLICEMAN OFFICE (Opornyy Punkt Pravoporiadku), tel. +380 3548 37188


SAVINGS PAYDESK (Oshchadna Kasa):
Cashier, tel. +380 3548 37127


NARAYIV BUFFET (Bufet), tel. +380 3548 37148


NARAYIV SHOPS:

Foodstore - Mahazyn Prodovolchykh Tovariv (in Narayiv town):
tel +380 3548 37141
Foodstore - Mahazyn Prodovolchykh Tovariv (in Narayiv village):
tel +380 3548 37153
Industrial goods shop - Mahazyn Promyslovykh Tovariv, tel. +380 3548 37145
Household goods shop - Mahazyn Hospodarskykh Tovariv, tel. +380 3548 37158
Bookstore (Knyzhkovyy Mahazyn), tel. +380 3548 37115
Bakery store (Khlibnyy Mahazyn), tel. +380 3548 37115
Shoes Store, tel +380 3548 37155




PAGE CREATED BY ROMAN ZAKHARII
(from Western Ukrainian town Berezhany, town 15 km south from Narayiv.
Narayiv belongs to Berzehany district - Berezhanskyy rayon)
in Oslo, Norway (where I studied at the university and lived for the last years), on 14.08.2001.
Updated on 15.01.2008 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or comments feel free to e-mail me at
roman800@gmail.com

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