Records of the Bratspeiss family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 53 records for the surname Bratspeiss (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:

  • Dawid BRATSPIES
    Array death record from Brzeżany Jewish Deaths (1820-1870)
  • Pesel BRATSPIS, daughter of Salm. and Malke EHRENBAUM
    1841 death record from Mościska Jewish Deaths (1827-1885)
  • Lea BRATSPISS, daughter of Salm. and Malka
    1841 birth record from Mościska Jewish Births (1827-1882)
  • Jacob BRATSPIS
    1846 property record from Rohatyn House Owners (1846)
  • Selig BRATSPIS
    1846 property record from Rohatyn House Owners (1846)
  • Jacob BRATSPIS
    1846 property record from Rohatyn House Owners (1846)
  • Riwka BRATSPIES, daughter of Salaman and Malka
    1847 birth record from Mościska Jewish Births (1827-1882)
  • Rifka BRATSCHPIS, daughter of Saloman and Malka
    1848 death record from Mościska Jewish Deaths (1827-1885)
  • Malke BRATSPIES, daughter of Leiser and Hinde
    1850 death record from Mościska Jewish Deaths (1827-1885)
  • Sendor , son of Leib BRATSPIESS and Itte BAUMGARTEN
    1856 birth record from Drohobycz Jewish Births (1816-1869)

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

There are 186 search results for the surname Bratspeiss 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 396 {y94}
    ... . In most instances the greater part of Jewish trade had its start not in open stores but in so called "stands" where a variety of merchandise was dis-played to attract the customer and enable him to select and purchase the necessary items. Reb. Chaim Leib was not an exception in this respect because he also started with a stand which later turned into a successful and prosperous business. The majority of the houses at that time were Among the experienced Jewish merchants in Brzo-zow the personality of Reb. Chaim Leib Diller was prominent. He was not actually born in Brzozow, but came from the shtetl of Bukowsko near Sanok. The town of Bukowsko was well-known in the Has-sidic Jewish world as the "cradle" of the Hassidic movement because the rabbinical dynasty of the Shapiro ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 474 {y94}
    ... . At school there was, in fact, a constant distinction made between us, and the con-flict between Poles and Jews ended in many skir-mishes. The distinction was not as obvious in Gram-mar School, because there the students were of a more privileged middle class than at the Primary School. My parents, Gedalye and Runia Filler, owned a fairly prosperous bakeshop. We were five boys : Selig (Propper) from my mother’s first marriage (her first husband died during World War I), Selig died in Los Angeles in 1965; me, Szaja (Sol) now living in Auckland, New Zealand; Tuciu who perished in Si-beria during World War II; Lcib who died of scarlet
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 400 {y114}
    ... who showed Boehm a map of the projected ghetto. All of these plans were pure fantasy. In February 1943 all the Jews of Chrzanow were deported. THE JUDENRAT AND THE GERMAN AUTHORITIES Contacts between the Judenrat and the local German officials were carried out on more than the official level. The Judenrat had close relations with some of the Ger-man officials, thanks to various gifts and bribes. However, the Judenrat's closest contacts were with the police, headed by Oberleutenant Schindler. An intelligent German, he understood thoroughly how to profit from the situation and received a steady income from the Judenrat, along with numerous gifts from dozens of Jewish families in exchange for taking care of the most trivial matters. He was false through and through, although ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 435 {y114}
    ... ever onward into the countryside in order to be as far as possible from the enemy. For eight days the traffic continued without a moment's pause. Economic life was almost entirely disrupted; people stopped believing in tomorrow. The wealthier Jews of Chrzanow deposited their valuables with relatives and acquaintances. Everyone who could do so sent his wife and children to a safer region. The situation of the less prosperous merchants and storekeepers, small in-dustrialists and artisans, grew catastrophic in the days just before the war, because everyone was hoarding cash. People simply stopped buying. Everyone wanted to secure as much hard cash as possible in case it came to war. At home people were busy blackening their windows. The Poles were pessimis-tic—-they were quite sure that ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 449 {y114}
    ...  Chrzanow A Cantor Is a Fool Reb Hirsh Leyb Bakon, the cantor at the municipal synagogue in Chrzanow, used to comment on the saying, "a cantor is a fool," that it didn't necessarily mean that every fool can be a cantor. He also used to say: The fool is always there at the stand with the man who leads the services. When he wraps himself up in a talit to lead the prayers, he includes the fool. Sadly, not everyone leaves the fool behind when he's finished. Regarding a coarse individual who was audacious but a pentak (miser), people said (in Polish): Pieniedzy nie daja Toy re nie znaja Ale chutspe maja If, Heaven Forbid... Reb Yekheskl Shmuel Blumner h/m (Pipek), a wise and insightful ...

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