Deliatyn

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Delatyn (Ukrainian: Делятин, Polish: Delatyn) is an urban-type settlement in the Nadvirna Raion (district) of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province) of Ukraine. It is located 101 km west of Chernivtsi and 294.6 miles WSW of Kiev.[1] Together with Yaremche and Lanchyn combines into a local small agglomeration that runs along the Prut River valley between the Carpathian Mountains.

Name[edit]

Delatyn is known as Delatin, Delatyn (German), Deliatin (Hungarian), and Delyatin.

History[edit]

Delatyn became part of Poland (together with Red Ruthenia) in the 15th century. In 1772, it was seized by the Austro-Hungarian Empire together with the province of Galicia (see: Partitions of Poland). After World War I, the town was in the Second Polish Republic, in the Stanisławów Voivodeship. Located in the picturesque area, it was a popular spa, with around 1000 visitors yearly (in the late 1920s). Delatyn was captured by the Red Army in 1939 (see: Polish September Campaign).

After World War II, it was in the USSR; today it is in Ukraine.[1] During the Soviet times Delatyn was famous by the Kovpak's Oak which symbolizes the uncompromised hatred of Ukrainians towards Nazi Germany.[citation needed] Delatyn was home to a Jewish community until the fall of 1941.[1]

Documentary film[edit]

The 1992 documentary film Return to My Shtetl Delatyn depicts filmmaker Willy Lindwer's travels with his father Berl Nuchim and his daughter Michal to Delatyn to "retrace the route his father had taken six decades earlier, escaping from he Nazis and to see how the area and its inhabitants had changed."[2]

Trivia[edit]

Delatynite is a variety of amber found in Delatyn.[3][4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 48°32′N 24°38′E / 48.533°N 24.633°E / 48.533; 24.633