Records of the Block family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 48 records for the surname Block (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:

  • Bart. BLOCK
    1787 property record from Nadwórna Josephine Survey (1787)
  • Lazar BLOK
    1803 other record from Galicia Jewish Marriage Permissions (1803)
  • Moses, son of Wolf BLAK
    1816 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Golda, daughter of Wolf BLAK
    1818 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Antoni BLOK
    1820 property record from Nadwórna Franciscan Survey, part 1 (1820)
  • Stanislaw BLOK
    1820 property record from Nadwórna Franciscan Survey, part 1 (1820)
  • Anton BLOCK
    1820 property record from Nadwórna Franciscan Survey, part 2 (1820)
  • Stanisl BLOCK
    1820 property record from Nadwórna Franciscan Survey, part 2 (1820)
  • Abraham BLACK, son of Moses and Sara
    1821 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1816-1822)
  • Getzel BLOCK, son of Abisch BLOCK and Sara
    1830 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 48 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
Mariyampil, Ukraine
GG Member Oreland, PA
Aug 28, 2021
Debica, Poland
GG Member Chesterfield, MO
Jul 22, 2019
Krakow, Poland
GG Member New York, NY
Mar 2, 2019

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

There are 195 search results for the surname Block 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 448 {y94}
    ... . Even if they had the opportunity to fill their belly to full capacity they still remained hungry, for all their bodily reserves had been burnt up. There were tens of them wandering around, spoon in pocket, swooping down like bees on an empty can of soup which had not been returned to the kitchen, in the attempt to scrape out the leavings coagulated on its sticky inside. Near each block were the "musulmen" — leaning against the wall, debilitated. As their legs could no longer support them they were carried out by the "Stuben-dienst", the "House-service", there to fade away until they finally died. At the next muster they would still be there, their corpses complementing the necessary number. Two official languages dominated Auschwitz — Polish and German. There were only ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 464 {y94}
    ... Defence inspectors walking in pairs. The inhabitants have been warned against poison gas attacks but, lacking gas maks, they were advised to cover their noses with a wet rag dipped in sodium bicarbonate. At the sound of a motor there would be hysterical outcries: "A plane ! a plane !", many people imagining they could smell gas and dipping their clothes in order to block their nostrils according to regulations... man ultimatum, demanding their share of these ter-ritories of Czechoslovakia, a country about to be torn to pieces. The Polish government, comprising short-sighted politicians of little stature, did not realize the trap prepared for them by the Germans. They organized *,spontaneous" demonstrations of hysterical patriotism, enlisting their armies, together with their "allies ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 478 {y94}
    ... better than the Jews. The under officer ignored their request with the following answer, "Those who worked yesterday will also work today and the day after for as long as it will be necessary." Several days later new staff arrived for the purpose of taking over the guard post for the camp and in this way "our seven good years" came to an end. The new staff came especially to block number 23 to take a look at the Jewish prisoners. Overhearing their conversation, I heard the following remark, "Look Hans, the Jews don’t have crooked noses as shown in our newspapers, and also their language is in a German dialect." (He was referring to Yiddish). It is important to emphasize that this was the beginning of the German occupation of Poland. The hostile attitude towards the Jews from ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 504 {y94}
     71 as a young man, but he rejected the ,,Kiseh Hara-banuth" (the position of rabbi) since he had no desire to be dependent on the "Kahal" and on com-munal charity. In the twenties, during an election for the Polish Parliament, infighting occurred between the Jews regarding some Jewish candidates from the Zionist block. My Grandfather went to the late Dr. Selen-freund, a leading personality from the Brzozow com-munity, and explained to him that from the word "Seiim" (parliament) comes the affirmation that Jews must remain members of the Polish Parliament. Otherwise, if you took out one of the two "ii’s" (yuds) from the word "seiim" ( ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 524 {y94}
    ... the shofar blowing. lists the youths using these books and organizes them for the collection of donations. There are these among the women, shivering with the cold and the excitement, whose mood is not of the best, either because they resent being awakened from the best hours of their sleep or because of their daily troubles. Incensed by the impudence of these pests who dare block their way in, they push away the table and with it the astounded youths, pull their neighbours in with them and face the boys with ex-pressions of victorious contempt. The latter very quickly retreat in their embarrassment. At the "Slihot" service a special cantor for the Days of Awe goes before the Ark, or it may be some other important reader; the atmosphere is already that of judgment day. After ...

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