Records of the Kurtz family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 530 records for the surname Kurtz (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:

  • Szańcia SILPE
    census record from Tarnopol Jewish Residents (surnames G-N, S, T, V) (1930s)
  • Beile KURZ
    census record from Probużna Jewish residents (1932)
  • Dawid KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Dawid KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Dawid KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Ire KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Jeruchim KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Jeruchion KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Maurycy KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Mirla KURZ, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 530 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 17 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
KURTZ in
Brody, Ukraine
GG Member Ottawa, ON
CANADA
Aug 5, 2021
KAURITZ in
Melnitsa Podolskaya, Ukraine
GG Member Cocoa Beach, FL
USA
Mar 23, 2020
KHARATS in
Lviv, Ukraine
GG Member Fullerton, CA
USA
Aug 3, 2019

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

There are 180 search results for the surname Kurtz 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.

  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 394 {y114}
    ... cities, he was simply curious to see who would win. And when one part of him began to grow terrified whenever he unconsciously began to hum a Hebrew melody; when he wanted to retain his earlier convictions, and tried to remonstrate with himself: "You're going to become a Jew through and through!"—then he heard a bold, resounding voice deep inside saying, "I hope so!" ... And thus it went, until his own individual struggle placed him in the thick of a struggle between peoples and worlds... 3. We sat together one evening in the camp, after a day during which there had been no selection and no extra work at night. We were tired of discussing politics. We let our minds rest a while, and expressed our feelings. Kurtz was the first one to begin ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 396 {y114}
    ... This portrait by Mordechai Strigler (Editor of The Jewish Forward) is an excellent de-scription of our fellow townsman Yukl Kurtz, m/h/a, a son of Yudl Kurtz (Shvinke). It was published in the jubilee issue of the Paris newspaper Undzer Vort in 1945. —M.B. 1. The news came like a blow to the head: Kurtz died! I don't even want to believe it. Could it be that this constantly restless person has also gone to his "eternal rest"? This was a person who played hide and seek with death for so long, always thumb-ing his nose at the danger that lurked. How could he go and die all by himself, after the liberation has already come? I remember how he always used to argue ...
  • Berezhany Yizkor Book (1978), image 493 {y48}
    ... , there came to our town, professional theatrical groups, who staged dramas by Gold-faden, Gordin and others. Those active in the musical-dramatic circle after the First World War were S. Redlich. Weisberg. Bar-Dawid and Segal and the majority of the young people in our town, were centered around it. Along side the Dramatic Circle was founded a library, the largest in our town. It contained books in three languages : Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish. There was also an orchestra. Two well-known families in our town appeared in musical per-formances on festive occasions — the Kurtzs and the Gutenplans. They also gave violin and clarinet lessons.
  • Brzezany Yizkor Book (1978), image 493 {y91}
    ... dramas by Gold-faden, Gordin and others. Those active in the musical-dramatic circle after the First World War were S. Redlich. Weisberg. Bar-Dawid and Segal and the majority of the young people in our town, were centered around it. Along side the Dramatic Circle was founded a library, the largest in our town. It contained books in three languages : Hebrew. Yiddish and Polish. There was also an orchestra. Two well-known families in our town appeared in musical per-formances on festive occasions — the Kurtzs and the Gutenplans. They also gave 16 violin and clarinet lessons.
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 421 {y114}
    ... the city. Somehow the Germans seemed to be coated with honey at the end of summer 1940. The Jews' terror of them diminished somewhat; people dared to stick their heads outside of their houses, dress a bit better, and in general breathe more freely. Naturally, this encouraged Jews to gather for prayer in the smaller synagogues. At that time, the following curious episode took place. The well-known sadist and police chief Gurtz, whose gruesome, degenerate methods of torture caused even the Poles to fear him like the plague, happened one morning to enter the Mizrachi synagogue, which was not far from the police head-quarters. Seeing several Jews there, he asked them what the purpose of their gather-ing was. The congregants, trembling with fear, explained that they wanted to pray, but since ...

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