Records of the Brief family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 177 records for the surname Brief (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:

  • Löb, son of Nattan BRIEF and -
    1808 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)
  • Abrah. BRIEF, son of Marcus
    1816 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Nesse, daughter of Marcus BRIEF
    1818 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Chaim, son of Wolf BRIEF
    1818 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Nesse, daughter of Marc. BRIEF
    1818 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)
  • Marim, daughter of Marcus BRIEF
    1819 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Razie, daughter of Wolf L. BRIEF
    1820 birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Chaie , spouse of Pincas
    1822 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)
  • Sluwe BRIEF
    1823 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)
  • Chaim, son of Pinkes BRIF
    1823 death record from Brody Jewish Deaths (1815-1861)

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

There are 191 search results for the surname Brief 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.

  • Berezhany Yizkor Book (1978), image 498 {y48}
    ... most severely during that War. The town of Brzezany was burned twice, and tho possessions of the Jewish population were pludered. Those years were declsl-vely negative and tragic for the Jewish community. The two decades after the First World War filled with chaotic and disorderly events, which resulted in the Second World-War which for us Jews brought destruction and annihilation. This is a brief chronological review of the history of that time. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY 70wlsh community organization was established according to the Magde■ burg code of laws. At the head of the community stood the adminls-trators. In addition to the administrators 3 good persons were elected. They had their own court, which was under the authority of religious judges (Dayanim) headed by the Rabbi, and their ...
  • Brzezany Yizkor Book (1978), image 489 {y91}
    ... 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. We helped fleeing people with whatever we could. It is difficult to describe the prevailing confusion and despair. On Tunday morning. September ...
  • Brzezany Yizkor Book (1978), image 498 {y91}
    ... during that War. The town of Brzezany was burned twice, and the possessions of the Jewish population were pludered. Those years were decisi-vely negative and tragic for the Jewish community. The two decades after the First World War filled with chaotic and disorderly events, which resulted in the Second World-War which for us Jews brought destruction and annihilation. This is a brief chronological review of the history of that time. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY ewish community organization was established according to the Magde-burg code of laws. At the head of the community stood the adminis-trators. In addition to the administrators 3 good persons were elected. They had their own court, which was under the authority of religious judges (Dayanim) headed by the Rabbi, and their judgments ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 462 {y94}
    ... too, were drawn into the maels-trom and disappeared into the ever-swelling tide. The first to leave the shtetl did so on a Wed-nesday, the sixth day of the war. On Thursday the numbers of those leaving increased. On Friday morn-ing, while more groups were making preparations to leave, the Mayor read out several "calming" telegrams reporting an improvement of the situation, consolida-tion at the front and so on. For a brief moment he brought some whisps of hope into the hearts of the bewildered people. These hopes evaporated in the afternoon like soap bubbles, and those who had re-mained became panicy. For myself, I was pulled along by one of the last groups and, armed with rucksacks, we walked in the direction of Birtsch, some 50 kms. away, which we covered over the Sabbath, arriving ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 509 {y94}
    ... of her departure was un-forgettable : as soon as the bus began to move every-body spontaneously began singing the "Hatikvah". The Polish passers-by stopped in their tracks, the cynicism in their eyes slowly changing to respect for the occasion. Group by group we left, deeply moved by this experience. The power radiated by Eretz Israel, for all its distance from us, made us walk erect for a brief moment... This odyssey of salvation-emigration deserves a more comprehensive description than it has received here, as do the movements which prepared and edu-cated the emigrants for "aliya". Especially deserving is the "Beit Yehudah" Zionist Club, in which the Zionist activity centered from the start and within whose walls several youth movements were active, making use of the rooms ...

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