Records of the Apfels family in the All Galicia Database

There is currently 1 record for the surname Apfels (including soundalike names and spelling variants) in the All Galicia Database (the AGD), Gesher Galicia's free searchable collection of genealogical and historical records from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which is now eastern Poland and western Ukraine. Here is the result:

    1917 death record from Vienna Jewish Military Chaplaincy Deaths (Galician towns) (1914.12-1918.12)

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Records of the Apfels family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 183 search results for the surname Apfels at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 537 {y94}
    ... its regime and regarded it as a model. Instead of appointments of nominees for office coming from above there now began a transition towards elected representatives — a process of social democratization. A different kind of public figure now emerged, changing the style of public Jewish life. Instead of emotional sermons and threats of damnation (in the synagogues — trans.) there were now appeals to reason and attempts to convince. In the past all public activity had been based on the conception of two interwoven worlds : the mundane world of reality ("ha’olam hazeh") with all its trials and sorrows which the Gabba’im and other do-gooders tried to ameliorate in their pitiful way, and the world of the future ("ha'01am haba"), the world of the spirit, that towards which a Jew’s thoughts ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 474 {y114}
    ... through the second pledge of everyone who was called to the Torah on the Sabbath, in any of the synagogues— and even more from all of the pledges during the week of the Torah portion of Yittro. Sometimes, there would also be modest bequests by people who were near death. But despite the popularity of the society that ran the Talmud Torah, and despite the frequent meetings and appeals in the name of the prominent men of the city, the school's income was small. The teachers' meager salaries were rarely paid on time, and often not paid for several months at a time. Thus most of the teachers were in-competent ne'er-do-wells, who disseminated the Torah with the whip and the fist. One exception was an extraordinary pedagogue, the well-liked Reb Elye Rosen-boym b/m. (He was generally known ...
  • Gorlice Yizkor Book (1962), image 314 {y176}
    ... of work represent the efforts of Mr. Spitz and his supporters to whom the evening was an opportunity to help those whose suffering was unimaginable. To this very day, money is still being sent to those abroad who have heard of tiie Gorlicer Relief Circle and ask for assistance. The money for those activities was raised in large measure through the determination of Mr. Spitz and his fellow officers. Thriugh appeals to members and special fund raising parties, the lord's work was done. A journal of ads which as another source of funds was successful mainly through the efforts of Mr. Spitz who placed the hand of conscience on the shoulders of all the people he knew and dealt with. Without his help, the Society could not have assisted the hundreds of people in the measure they were helped ...
  • Sambir Yizkor Book (1980), image 399 {y6}
    ... arrived at a com-plctc picture, although, sparing no efforts, we did everything possible to carry out the task that we placed before us. We applied to all former inhabitants of our cities, in Israel and abroad, asking them to provide us with records, recollections, documents, photo-graphs and material of any kind pertaining to our Jewish Communities. Only a few, how-ever, responded to our unceasing appeals. The editor of the book, the writer Alexander Manor, therefore, was faced with an incom-parably difficult task, to glean information, line by line, bit by bit. from the material found in archives, libraries, old letters, and articles in different languages that had appeared in the distant and near past. In addi-tion. it was necessary to interview several scores of former Sambor people ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 431 {y94}
     144 the inarch were the Czechs. The villagers would come and throw us food — bread and apples mostly. We were very grateful for that food." ,,We were finally liberated from the ghetto in Theresienstadt. At six one morning we heard a rum* bling and there was a motorbike and two tanks of Russians. We rushed to get out of the barracks, but the Czech police wouldn’t let us go. I approached the commander of the Russian group that liberated us and tried to explain in Russian what was happening. He said to me in Yiddish : "Don’t break your teeth on Russian. Speak your mother tongue." He was a Jew. He told the police to let us ...

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