Records of the Bessen family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 492 records for the surname Bessen (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 a sampling of some of the results you can find there:

  • Isaac BEIN
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Fradel Dwore BEIN
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Hersch Ber BEIN
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Eliasz BESEN
    tax record from Brzeżany Jewish Taxpayers (1936)
  • [infant] BESEN
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Rifka BÖSEN
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Mauryce BEIN, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Fania BESEN, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Jakub BESEN, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Wilhelm BESEN, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)

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

There are 194 search results for the surname Bessen 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.

  • Bielsko-Biala Yizkor Book (1973), image 156 {y76}
    ... Dazu gehörte nicht nur Mut, sondern auch völlige Selbstlosigkeit, denn der junge Jurist der begonnen hatte sich eine Existenz aufzubauen und dessen Klientel die Fabrikanten waren - unter-stutezt gerade die Feinde seiner Brotgeber - die Arbeiterschaft! Die politische Gesinnung Dr. Traubners wurzelte tief im sozialistischen Ideengut. Sie basierte auf dem Wissen um die historische Entwicklung der Wirtschaft und die entscheidende Stellung der Arbeiterschaft, die sie durch den Klassenkampf er-ringen soll. Dr. Traubner kam im engen Kontakt mit den jüdi-sehen Arbeitermassen in Galizien und Polen. Die bedrängte Lage dieser Menschen führte ihn zurück zur zionistischen Tätigkeit im Rahmen von Poalei-Zion. Mit vollem persönlichen Einsatz und Hingabe wirkte er mit am Aufbauwerke des jüdischen ...
  • Bielsko-Biala Yizkor Book (1973), image 175 {y76}
    ... "Jude sein" auf Kosten der noch sehr verschwommenen "Nur-Mensch-sein"-Idee leiden mus-ste, dass uns der Eintausch von sicheren tausend Jahre alten Volkswerten gegen etwas Ungeklärtes, Unbestimmtes, Problemati-sches empfohlen wurde. Es ist klar, dass solche Gedanken nur bei denjenigen Juden auftauchen konnten, die aus dem nsten kamen, wo ihnen noch die Möglichkeit geboten war, ihr Wissen aus dem Urquell jüdischer Lehre zu bereichern, die von des Gedankens Blässe des jüdischen Westens noch nicht angekränkelt waren. So ist es denn kein Wunder, dass gerade in Bielitz, wo sich der "Osten" und "Westen" begegneten, es zunächst die "östler" waren, auf die der Zionismus mit seinen logischen Konsequenzen einwirken musste - und dass sie die ersten Apostel dieser Idee wurden. Und so waren ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 501 {y94}
    ... up for a "Din To-rah", the Rabbi attributed his appearance to the man’s awe and respect of himself, of course, for had he not dared refuse the "Mara d’Atra ?" (the Village Rabbi) — but this wasn’t so ! It was not the rab-binical authority, upon which Yekaleh depended, or the stick, which cowed the litigant. It was the fact that Yekaleh had come to fetch him that finally brought him to the Rabbi ... he was up in arms against some new prank. He always wore a long, tattered "ibertzier" with a girdle on his waist, witness that he was on duty, carrying out some im-portant task with which he had been charged. He had just one eye, as did his wife. And, to complete the picture, it was said that they owned an one-eyed cat, though this was never verified, as no one was willing, perhaps, to spoil ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 242 {y32}
    ... . To those of the opposing camp, this merited excom-munication. During the summer the town was visited by a touring carousel and the youngsters would be busy riding it. The more sturdy youngsters who helped turn the wheel for nine rides, would gel the tenth one free. Also in summer, swimming in the clear waters of the Krzemenice was a daily occupation of the youth but on Fridays almost every able bodied per-son went bathing. In order to reach the bathing point one had to go through the area inhabited by the Dolansky's peons. To avoid being molested by them, Jews went in groups for protection and safety. The more venturesome among the youth went bidding or indulged in the game of soccer. But sport activities were considered by a good many as fitting only for "Goyim" and as a deviation from ...
  • Berezhany Yizkor Book (1978), image 488 {y48}
    ... that they could remain in the town. The majority of the merchants became physical workers. Many professionals did likewise. The artisans organized themselves in "cooperatives". A Soviet official, called a "politrook", was assigned to each place of work. This official was responsible to the Government for his particular sector. Each person had a personal card issued to him by the N.K.V.D. (Soviet Ministry ... preparations ! On the night of the 22 of June 1941. .war broke out between the Na?is and the Russians. This time we suffered severely even before the Germans entered out town. German airplanes bombed Brzezany. Many houses were dstroyed. Fires broke out in many parts of the town and there were a great number of casualties. Among the wrecked houses, was the home of my parents. In the course ...

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