Records of the Blass family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 1658 records for the surname Blass (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:

  • Mendel BERGER, spouse of , grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Dębica Area Holocaust-period death testimonies (1939-1944)
  • Helena BLATT, née LIST, spouse of , grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Dębica Area Holocaust-period death testimonies (1939-1944)
  • [no given name], child of and Golde HALPERN
    birth record from Jezierna Jewish Births (1876-1886)
  • Chaia BLAU
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Abraham BLAU
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Bruche BLOCH
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Pessie BLEICH
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • [infant], son of Schulim BLEICH
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Meier BLEICH
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Freida Bloch
    1780-1850 property record from Drohobycz Landowners (1780-1850)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 1658 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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There are 10 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
BLEIWEISS in
Debica, Poland
GG Member #740 Chesterfield, MO
USA
Jul 21, 2019
BLOCH in
Krakow, Poland
GG Member #2027 New York, NY
USA
Mar 2, 2019
BLOCK in
Krakow, Poland
GG Member #2027 New York, NY
USA
Mar 2, 2019

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

There are 198 search results for the surname Blass 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 383 {y94}
    192 Moshe would bless the wine in a ringing voice, using a traditional melody full of the "Neshamah Jctherah." Later, in the manner of "govrin Yehuda’in’’ (Jewish gentlemen) he would break off pieces of the challa and hand them around. The *4zmirot’' (songs) ac-companying the meal evoked many memories and took me back tens of years, to the Friday night ceremony in my fathers house. When the spirit was upon him he would dredge up from his memory all kinds of melodies, whether from the Modzitz Has-sidim, mostly sad, or from the Bobov Hassidim, which for some reason always reminded me of marching songs. I remember that a melody sung once ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 428 {y94}
    ... Even today friends of mine who lived near us, tell me how they used to stand in- the yard be-hind our windows, listening to the music. We all joined in the choir and my brothers were very good singers. As for the girls, though they were gene-rally not permitted to sing with the boys, Father, for all his devoutness, had nothing against it. It was a habit of Father’s to bless the boys on the eve of Yom Kippur by laying his hands on their heads. He would then turn to the girls and bless them as well. There was something rather frightening in this picture of Father with his white beard and white robe (kittel), and wearing white slippers as
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 440 {y94}
    ... ", New York, spring of 1946. Translated by Herzlia Dobkin) radio and the press mourn for us. The Archbishop of Canterbury holds a prayer for the dead, and ,,Radish" is said in the churches. Smug, complacent little men raise a glass to each other, wishing good luck to the souls gone to heaven, "and life and sal* vation for us..." The rope is on the neck. The hangman is generous, he has plenty of time and so he plays with his victim. From time to time he downs a mug of beer or smokes a cigarette, smiling with pleasure the while. Let us exploit the short respite while the hangman is gorging himself. With the gallows as a writing table we will write down what we have to say. In Hebrew in the book "People and Dust — The Auschwltz-Blrkenau Book" by Y. Gutman, researcher of the Holocaust ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 457 {y94}
    ... and give ourselves up as refugees who had no place to go. To our disappointment we were dismissed. They said that if they wanted us they would know where to find us. Finally, the few who remained after the general round-up were given second-class passports, indicating a non-loyal element. The Jews called these passports "mit a blits trappen" — with a drop of blood, a reference to an egg tainted by a speck of blood which it was forbidden to eat. These passports turned us into legitimate prey for the authorities — we had to leave the regional towns, stay a 100 kms., away from the border and be subjected to all kinds of limitations. A "limited area" was allocated to these refugees, some tens of square kilometers in the Tar-nopol vicinity found suitable for the purpose and in-eluding ...
  • Baligrod Yizkor Book (1964), image 421 {y24}
    ... of togetherness, or as some all it, their sense of distinctiveness in a concrete manner, whether it be in the political, social, philanthropic or cultural sphere and whether it be in Suwałk itself or in the lands to which these Suwałk Jews emigrated. Because of the surrounding forests, the Lithuanians thought that the area would make a perfect place for a penal colony, and so, late in the Dark Ages, Suwałk was founded. In 1336 Poland assumed dominion over Suwałk as the result of the marital union of Polish and Lithuanian royalty■ In 1795 Prussia became Lord and Master of Suwałk and the Prussians ruled until 1807 when Suwałk took on a French flavor under Napoleons1 rule. It is under the enlightened reign of Napoleon that the first Jews, forty-four in all, were permitted to settle in Suwałk ...

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