Meanwhile, following a change in the law in Ukraine and an inter-governmental agreement in September between Budapest and Kiev, Hungary has started to supply the Burshtyn
power plant in Western Ukraine with electricity along the two countries' 750kV power transmission line.
Today, Burshtyn is one of two towns in Galicia, where memories about the Jewish population are still preserved albeit in a fragmented form.
The town of Burshtyn was one of the two former shtetls in Galicia, where there was no problem to find Ukrainian interviewees able to speak about local Jews (The second one is Solotvin).
For example, only one quarter of the Jewish cemetery in Burshtyn is still preserved, and according to the local inhabitants, the rest had been destroyed by the Nazis who used the tombstones to pave a road.
Using the town of Burshtyn as an example, I would like to show how the memory about Jews is preserved and constructed anew, and how it is connected with Jewish objects of Burshtyn's urban topography.