Records of the Roffe family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 416 records for the surname Roffe (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:

  • Baila RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Berl RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Bum RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Chana RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Chana RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Chinda RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Eliasch RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Fryda RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Frymet RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Jakob RAAB, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 416 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 21 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
REIF in
Horodenka, Ukraine
GG Member Needham, MA
USA
Jan 5, 2022
REIF in
Kuty, Unsure
GG Member Needham, MA
USA
Jan 5, 2022
RAAB in
Horodok, Ukraine
GG Member Holon,
Israel
Aug 13, 2020

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

There are 185 search results for the surname Roffe 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 422 {y94}
    ... man of the village congregation for a certain period. He had a pleasant voice, was an excellent prayer-reader and his praying during the "Yamim Nora’iin" was famous in the shtetl. The congregation’s heart would melt to hear him singing the "Piyutim" such as "Ya’aleh tahanunenu", ‹lKi hineh kahomer" and others. But it would seem that a man also needs a measure of luck. Anti-semitism was rife among the Poles in the shtetl and some Jew-haters began an unceasing cam-paign of incitement against the Trachman family, the object of which was to deprive it of its liveli-hood — the agency for the wholesale brandy business. The incitement finally succeeded and Reb Ben-Zion lost his agency which had given him a respec-table living hitherto. The family began to deteriorate ...
  • 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}
    ... AVRAHAM LEVITE (Published in Yiddish in the "I.W.O. Blotter", 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 ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 457 {y94}
    ... refugees, some tens of square kilometers in the Tar-nopol vicinity found suitable for the purpose and in-eluding some small shtetls and villages, in which we were permitted to stay. Within a short time some tens of thousands of refugees arrived at this small area, carrying their meagre belongings, destitute and sunk in despair. No institution was responsible for them, there was no roof over their heads or any means of making a living. These people who arrived in their helpless masses, strangers knowing no one, were received by the Jewish inhabitants of the "limited area" with great warmth and brotherly love. Under the Russian regime no communal or philan-thropic organization was permitted. Help was extend-ed from the heart, spontaneously. The Jews went from house to house ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 463 {y94}
    ... bombardments. The only radio sets available to the Jewish public were to be found in "Beit Yehuda", the Zionist club, and in the one named after Peretz. Those who went to listen to the broadcasts returned bewildered by the shilly-shallying of the official information. As to the sensational news of astonishing victories announced by the Germans — these were hard to believe and considered propaganda. Rumors were rife and con-fusion reigned everywhere. The Jewish intelligentzia, public figures and leaders of the community, managed to get information from various foreign stations, so that they realized the danger long before the general public. Luckily, they were the first to escape from the shtetl, for they were marked to be the first victims. It is a known fact that directly ...

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