Records of the Billow family in the All Galicia Database

Sorry, there are currently no records for the surname Billow (including soundalike names and spelling variants) in the All Galicia Database (the AGD), Gesher Galicia's free searchable collection of genealogical and historical records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Rzeszów, Poland
GG Member Hamilton, ON
Apr 19, 2020
Rzeszow, Poland
GG Member Hamilton, ON
Sep 8, 2019
Drohobych, Ukraine
GG Member Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Apr 25, 2018

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

There are 191 search results for the surname Billow 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 536 {y94}
    ... box every month. The coins which they took out and placed on the table for counting were dull and lack-lustre, not a single shining and attractive one among them. The faces of the Gabbais were completely devoid of that avidity and greed usually accompanying the counting of money in the course of business dealings. It was as if what they were counting were not coins of money but the branches of the willow for "Hossanas". Everything was done in quiet, carefully respectful, with no banter. A sigh would be heard as in a holy ritual, the performance of a "mitzva" such as the blessing of the "etrog" (citron). Their eyes, misted with pious reverence, reflected all their longings for Zion and the coming of the Messiah. Their job over, the Gabbais would leave after bestowing their blessings ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 454 {y114}
     Leisure Activities the Jews of Chrzanow for many years. Thousands of Chrzanow Jews went to the river to perform the tashlich ceremony on Rosh Hashanah. Willow branches for Suk-koth came from the banks of the river. Jewish housewives waited by the river for pea-sant women to come on market days, so that they could get a bargain on a chicken for Sabbath or for the kapore ceremony before Yom Kippur. A number of Jews lived at the Piaski. A Jewish tannery was located there, and people felt more secure there than in the forest. The Chrzanow youth spread their wings, finding a sandy spot and bathing just as if they were at an elegant beach. ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 254 {y32}
    Dear fellow townsmen of Barniv and vicinity! The present volume on our town of Barniv is being published upon an auspicious occasion. We feci as though a weight has ben lifted from our hearts and it is with feelings of the greatest satisfaction that we turn the leaves of this book. Ours was a poor and small community comparatively speaking, but it was rich in Torah, in wisdom, in Hassidut and in love of learning, in charity, in diligent toil. The sons and daughters of Barniv were renowned throughout Western Galicia for their love of learning, their sense of mutual responsibility, their bearing and their good manners. The intellectual and ...
  • Berezhany Yizkor Book (1978), image 483 {y48}
    ... left "mark of Cain", on every one. who had something to do with them, "labor camp" these two words spell out, hunger, terror, torture, murderous, beatings and degradation, until redemption came by the Angel of Death. The labor-camps as well as the ghettoes were a long legend of suffering. It was a Gehenna, a veritable inferno on earth. In camps, and ghettoes brother harassed brother, and Jew battled his fellow Jew. This was the hight of slavishness and degradation. The human-being losts his hopes, stopped thinking and became a blind medium, a mere tool in the hands of his oppressors. There was no one to rouse him from his stupefying sleep. People were drugged, misled and went astray from the human path. The winter itself caused many casualties, besides those, who were murdered by the Nazis ...
  • Berezhany Yizkor Book (1978), image 489 {y48}
    ... and Ukrai-nian mobs translated these laws into the force of the first. The Poles began by attacking and beating up their Jewish neighbours, and the Ukrainians engaged in burning and pillagig Jewish homes, and even murdering Jews who lived in villages. Antisemitism increased from day to day. When second World War broke out. though we were aware that it could come, it was a heavy blow. We were not prepared for the war neither physically nor spiritually. Terror and confusion gripped us, and fortunately we didn't suffer human casualties in the brief initial period From the start Polish officers and generals deserted the frontier. The roads were jamed with refugees, soldiers and vehicles. There was confusion from constant bombardment by the German airforce. The air-attacks caused heavy losses ...

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