Records of the Safier family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 2464 records for the surname Safier (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:

  • Rubin SAFIR
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Isaac SAFIR
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Zlate Beile SAFIR
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Czarne SAFIR
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Josefine BORZER-SEIFER
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Bernard, son of Daniel SEIFER and Nesie SEIFER
    and Jetti, daughter of Jona CZYGLIK and Henie CZYGLIK
    marriage record from Tarnopol Jewish Marriage Banns, Marriage Certificates (1916, 1920-1939)
  • Israel Isser SAPHIER, son of and Ester SAPHIER
    and Pepa DINER, daughter of Moses DINER and Jenta ROTHSTEIN
    marriage record from Tarnopol Jewish Marriage Banns, Marriage Certificates (1916, 1920-1939)
  • Peisech SOFER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Channe SCHAFFER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Rzeszow, Poland
GG Member California, MO
Jul 17, 2021
Olesko , Ukraine
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Apr 21, 2020
Gawluszowice, Poland
GG Member Dix Hills, NY
Aug 26, 2019

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

There are 181 search results for the surname Safier 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 478 {y94}
    ... out came a middle-aged Pole. He brought me inside and asked me if I was hungry. First of all I told them that I was a Jew. His reaction was positive, declaring that it didn’t make any difference to him whether Jew or non-Jew especially when I was wearing the uniform of the Polish army. I had a warm reception and plenty to eat and drink. His sister-in-law accompanied me to the tramway via Podgorzc. It was much safer to be in the company of a woman. That man’s occupa-tion was a bricklayer. Later, during the Soviet occu-pation of Lwow, I sent him packages out of grati-tude for the deed. I entered the tramway going to Podgorze because I intended to visit my mother’s cousin, Samuel Katz, once the secretary to the well-known Jewish Zionist leader, Dr. Joshua Thon. Several German officers entered ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 382 {y114}
    ... . We were par-tially successful. I went out into the market place, where all the shops had been looted, and saw Father Kaminsky standing there with a few commissars, enjoying themselves. 1 went up to a commissar whom I knew, and asked him why he was do-ing nothing to stop the pogrom. He said to me, "The police know what they're do-ing. They have precise orders..He advised me that I'd be safer if I went home. One group of anti-Semites was led by a lawyer, whose rotten name I've forgotten—I only remember that he had pimples. (This was doubtless Dr. Janikowski—M.B.) They went up to the rabbi, doubtless wanting to harm him in some way. We im-mediately warned Rabbi Mendele to avoid them. The rabbi deserves praise, for he went around the city, shouting "Jews, don't be apathetic! Go out into ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 435 {y114}
    ... city. They continued 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 ...
  • Berezhany Yizkor Book (1978), image 489 {y48}
    ... and beating up their Jewish neighbours, and the 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 ...
  • Bobrka Yizkor Book (1964), image 253 {y80}
    ... a short time we enjoyed a kind of Jewish autonomy. The Ukrainian rule came very soon to an end and after fierce fighting the Poles took over and we became overnight Polish citizens, after having been Austrian citizens most of our lives and Ukrainian citizens in the interim. The good days did not last long. In 1920 the Russians came back as the Red army. Again we had to suffer hunger and privation because there was no chance to earn a living or a possibility of getting any food. Jews lived in Boiberke for hundreds of years, almost from its very inception. It was surround-ed by beautiful scenery of colorful fields and forests. Prior to World War 1 the peoples. Poles Ukrainians and Jews nicely convivcd and life was pleasant and easy. All studied in the same school. The language ...

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